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3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Sonia Kumar

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such a Hamilton.” Sonia Kumar Founder/Owner of Body Brave Sonia Kumar is the founder and owner of Body Brave, a Hamilton-based social enterprise …

3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Edmundo Cardenas

“Due to my increased understanding and knowledge of volunteering in a not-for-profit organization after completing the DiverseCity onBoard governance training, my efficacy in the area has also been enhanced. It is an honor to be able to contribute and interact with a diverse board, as it implies numerous responsibilities and commitments.” Edmundo Cardenas  Certified Human …

25
Nov

Interview with Nelida Forero

“I advise anyone, even if you are not sure if you are ready to serve on a board, to request information and take action. Your community needs your perspective and contributions as much as you need your community.” Nelida Forero Program Coordinator, Mentorship for Immigrant Employment, London-Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council, and Board Member, Childreach In September …

25
Nov

Interview with Ish Sehmbey

“I think it is very important we have diverse representation on boards, from different walks of life. I really hope more youth get involved and see how beneficial it is to be on a board.” Ish Sehmbey Certified Pedorthist & Kinesiologist, Manager, Burnaby Orthopaedic & Mastectomy DiverseCity onBoard Metro Vancouver appointee Ish Sehmbey is a …

23
Jun

Interview with DiverseCity onBoard Appointee Eddie Villarta

“I find it encouraging and fulfilling to be surrounded with people from different backgrounds who are passionate and dedicated to give back and make a difference to our community.” Eddie Villarta Manager, Network Services, Carleton University DiverseCity onBoard’s appointee Eddie Villarta is an Information Technology professional from Ottawa, with more than 20 years of experience …

19
Feb

In Conversation with MCIS: Recruiting through DiverseCity onBoard

MCIS Language Services is a comprehensive non-profit language solutions hub providing high quality, responsive, and cost-effective services in over 200 languages. MCIS’s enduring vision is to create a world without language barriers and inspire societal change by providing widespread access to affordable professional language solutions. Over the past 25 years MCIS has evolved into a social enterprise model committed to a …

19
Feb

Interview with DiverseCity onBoard board appointee Rick Gill

“Do it now. Why wait? Society needs your perspective. Seeking a board appointment is more about what you can contribute to a discussion, not about the career or perceived status you hold.” Rick Gill National Retail Development, Account Manager & Project Manager, McIntyre Group of Companies DiverseCity onBoard candidate Rick Gill was recently appointed to …

23
Feb

Peel Children’s Aid Society on their commitment to diversity

Diversity in Governance Award winning Peel Children’s Aid society have committed to including diversity as part of their strategy to better serve the communities that they represent. Learn how this commitment has led not only to receiving recognition, but to tangible results.

23
Feb

Ramesh Srinivasan on his experience with DiverseCity onBoard

Ramesh Srinivasan, former director on the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, speaks about the importance of embracing board diversity, and on his experiences as a board member.

23
Feb

Jane Pepino on embracing diversity when building boards

Jane Pepino, former Chair of Women’s College Hospital on their continued involvement with DiverseCity onBoard, and the importance of considering diversity when she was tasked with rebuilding the hospital’s board of directors.

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