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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 …


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 …


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


Boosting diversity in non-profit boardrooms

Published on July 4, 2015 Jeremiah Rodriguez, The Hamilton Spectator Minority communities in Hamilton have grown over the past several decades, but that growth hasn’t been seen in boardrooms of non-profit and government agencies. One new program is looking to change that. DiverseCity onBoard is an agency aiming to train and match visible minorities and …


Ratna Omidvar: a fighter for immigration, inclusion and diversity

Published on April 17, 2015 Richard Blackwell, The Globe and Mail Like many immigrants who ended up in Canada, Ratna Omidvar initially didn’t have an overwhelming drive to choose this country. “I had no intention of coming to Canada,” she said, noting that as a young girl growing up in India, she was most interested …


Program seeks to increase diversity on boards

Published on February 27, 2015 Lynn Desjardins, Radio Canada International A Toronto-based program has successfully increased the number of visible minorities on boards of public institutions, agencies and not-for-profits and will soon share its expertise with organizations in other Canadian cities. Close to one half of Toronto residents are visible minorities but that is not …


Fighting for more diversity at the top: Hepburn

Published on February 25, 2015 Bob Hepburn, Toronto Star Unique Toronto program to recruit minorities for governance boards goes national “We have to see more diversity at our decision-making tables,” Toronto Mayor John Tory admitted this week at an event showcasing a small program that identifies, trains and helps place talented ethnic and minority candidates …


Program aims for greater ethnic diversity on boards

Published on February 25, 2015 Joe Friesen, Globe and Mail This week Ms. Omidvar announced the national launch of a program aimed to break down the barriers of the old-boy network by identifying, training and selecting qualified board candidates who are also either immigrants or members of a visible minority group. “Public institutions that are …

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