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Feb

It is time for immigration 3.0

By Ratna Omidvar Published January 31, 2017 Source: IRPP There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected a centrist party that won over the electorate with talk …

11
Jan

Evaluations for All: Even the CEO Deserves a Report Card

By Sue Dahling Sullivan for The Bridgespan Group Making the evaluation process a natural part of the organizational culture can help align staff with strategic goals. But it doesn’t stop with staff. Establishing a culture where a formal, documented, fair, and pragmatic annual evaluation is routinely expected needs to extend to the CEO evaluation process, driven …

9
Jan

Diversity is key to success in corporate Canada

Published January 9, 2016 By Jennifer Reynolds, Special to The Globe and Mail In my role, I have the pleasure of spending time at universities across the country, meeting with students to talk about their careers and the important role they can play as future business leaders in Canada’s economy. What always strikes me when …

27
Dec

Minimum accessibility laws not enough, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca Published: December 2, 2016 It’s not enough to get people with physical disabilities through the door, they must be able to fully function in the building as employees before Canada has achieved an acceptable level of accessibility, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen. The Rick Hansen Foundation released a study Friday that …

20
Dec

On Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman to grace face of currency

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) 150 Stories series pays tribute to Canada‘s diversity, democratic principles, and multiculturalism by telling the stories of remarkable Canadian individuals, organizations, initiatives and historic events. Viola Desmond: Canada’s Own Civil Rights Heroine By Mandy Nyarko Viola Desmond’s experiences inspired the civil rights movement in Canada and led to the repeal …

19
Dec

What do we actually mean by “diversity”?

The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright A little more than a year ago, Prime Minister Trudeau invoked the principle of diversity in assembling his cabinet. Because, as he said in the soundbite of the year, it was 2015. It’s been a different story throughout the world in 2016. A backlash against immigration helped spur the Brexit forces …

5
Dec

These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table

By: Tara Deschamps For Metro Published on Mon Dec 05 2016 For years, Lina Duque has hustled for Bay Street businesses, doing everything from consulting to marketing and helping corporate CEOs raise their profile to nab leadership jobs. Danielle Dowdy traded gigs at General Motors and Procter and Gamble to become a Toronto Police Services …

28
Nov

DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Calgary

On November 20th, 2016 DiverseCity onBoard Calgary officially launched! In partnership with Bow Valley College (BVC) and the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, DiverseCity onBoard Calgary strives to educate and connect those interested in board governance opportunities in Calgary with boards looking for qualified candidates. To celebrate the official launch of DiverseCity …

16
Nov

Women on boards: Prominent Toronto organizations trail on gender parity

By: Tara Deschamps For Metro Published on November 14 2016 They control our subway system, housing market, biggest sports teams and even the food chain behind one of Canada’s favourite cups of coffee. But despite being some of the most ubiquitous, well-funded and influential organizations in the city, a Metro investigation has revealed some of …

27
Oct

Navdeep Bains on board diversity: ‘We want to send a clear signal’

Published October 26, 2016 By The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Liberal government hopes that proposed legislation requiring publicly traded companies to disclose the gender composition of their corporate boards and senior management will lead to greater diversity, but will consider imposing specific targets if the new measures don’t work. “We want to send a clear signal that …

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