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Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018 OTTAWA — The Liberals should toughen up proposed legislation aimed at boosting diversity on corporate boards at publicly traded companies if they want it to be effective, says a group of senators pushing for the change. “We want it to mean something,” said Sen. Ratna …


Dear Millennials: Join A Non-Profit Board

Published: October 30, 2017 By Dr. Marie Bountrogianni One of my staff members, a millennial, recently joined the board of governance of a local non-profit organization. When I asked him his reasons for joining, he simply told me he “wants to make a difference.” His modest response actually told me quite a bit about his …


Doing More For People With Disabilities Is Doing More For Canadians

By Marie Bountrogianni Published on August 11, 2017 Source: HuffPost Canada Most of us take for granted the ability to easily perform daily activities or engage in social interactions. We do not wake up each morning with debilitating pain, or require the assistance of a guide dog to leave our homes. For the over 3.8 …


Multicultural Council helping diversify community organizations

CBC News July 11, 2017 Organizations looking to diversify the makeup of their operations by tapping into their multicultural communities now have a simple online tool to make those connections even easier. The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is teaming up with the United Way to launch what they describe as a “dating site” that …


Women gain, visible minorities lose ground in Greater Montreal Area leadership roles

Published December 14, 2016 A new study, released today, shows that while female representation on boards and in senior leadership has increased since 2012, visible minorities have lost ground. The study examined 3,087 senior leaders from the largest organizations in Greater Montreal in six sectors – elected, public, private, voluntary, education, and appointments to agencies, …


Furthering Diversity and Inclusion on Boards of Governance

$500,000 gift from TD allows expansion of board-matching program DiverseCity onBoard at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education  TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ – Ryerson University is pleased to announce a $500,000 gift from TD to expand the reach and programming of DiverseCity onBoard, an internationally-recognized program of governance training and board-matching to strengthen …


Western University study finds visible minorities underrepresented in senior leadership positions

Published October 18, 2016 By Jennifer O’Brien, The London Free Press The times may be a-changin’, but London is still largely run by white men, a new study has found. Not one visible minority can be found in the 15 top-paying city of London management positions, according to the study conducted by Western University researchers …


How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms says Ratna Omidvar

Pluralism Policies That Work: A call for more radical thinking As part of a cross-section of speakers from the 6 Degrees Forum Ratna Omidvar answers the question: How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms. Pluralism in leadership is but one of many ways to embed effective diversity and inclusion …


How Hamilton lacks racial diversity in its ‘corridors of power’

Published: September 7, 2016 By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Hamilton’s corridors of power don’t reflect the city’s racial diversity. The lack of minorities on the boards that oversee some of the city’s most powerful and high-profile agencies and institutions represents a major gap in efforts to become more inclusive in the 15 years since the Hindu temple arson, …


Leading the way: CivicAction Celebrates Emerging Civic Leaders and Presents Ratna Omidvar with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Published February 24th, 2016 By CivicAction, CNW Newswire Last night at MetroNext: A Celebration of Civic Leaders, CivicAction rolled out the civic red carpet for the boldest and brightest leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Now in its second year, the event shined a spotlight on extraordinary rising and established leaders in …

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