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12
Jul

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 …

15
Dec

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, …

8
Nov

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 …

19
Oct

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 …

20
Sep

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 …

8
Sep

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, …

24
Feb

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 …

4
Nov

Now That We’ll Have A Diverse Cabinet, The Arts Need To Catch Up

Published on November 4th, 2015 By  Bob Ramsay, Huffington Post On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau will announce a new cabinet made up 50 per cent of women. That example could have painful consequences for a community that’s been hobbled by the Harper Tories and is expecting great things — especially more money — from the new …

29
Sep

Pillar Launches DiverseCity onBoard

Published on September 28, 2015 The Londoner London is diverse but our leadership is not. In response, Pillar Nonprofit Network held their public launch of the DiverseCity onBoard program on Tuesday, September 15th.   Pillar is the provincial lead on this national program that has been operating in Toronto since 2006. The Ontario collaborative partners include …

22
Sep

DiverseCity onBoard on CBC Radio

CBC Ontario Morning | August 27, 2015 Listen to Dharshi Lacey, program manager for DiverseCity onBoard London, speak about the program and how it plans to bring more diverse leadership to the London area. Listen here

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