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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 …

20
Oct

Sayu Bhojwani: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger | TED NYC

TED NYC September, 2016 In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force …

14
Sep

Canadians open to quotas to boost indigenous representation in government

Published September 9th, 2016 By Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen The majority of Canadians are open to designating seats for the country’s indigenous people to boost their representation in Parliament and on the Supreme Court. A recent survey by Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance found that two-thirds of Canadians are open to improving the representation …

31
Aug

What Nonprofit Boards Can Learn from Corporate Boards

Published: August 26, 2016 By Kathleen Yazbak, Viewcrest Advisors It’s a given that nonprofit and for-profit boards have different motivations for doing what they do for their organizations. Nonprofit board members seek increased social impact and the fulfillment of their missions; for-profit board members seek increased shareholder value. Most nonprofit board members serve voluntarily and …

17
Aug

Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa)

Published August 8, 2016 By Evan Apfelbaum, Harvard Business Review When it comes to issues of race, gender, and diversity in organizations, researchers have revealed the problems in ever more detail. We have found a lot less to say about what does work — what organizations can do to create the conditions in which stigmatized groups can …

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