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16
Aug

The Supreme Court’s long road to transparency and inclusiveness

Published August 9, 2016 By Lorne Sossin, Policy Options, IRPP Pime Minister Justin Trudeau has hailed the new approach to Supreme Court appointments unveiled last week as “open, transparent and…a higher standard for accountability.” While devils may lurk in some details, the proposals promise a more transparent and inclusive appointments process, and for this reason alone …

3
Aug

The Disrupters: Making New York’s Cultural Boards More Diverse

Published July 30, 2016 By Jacob Bernstein, New York Times One morning last September, the billionaires Ronald Perelman and Jerry Speyer strolled into Carnegie Hall, but not to hear Yo-Yo Ma play Bach or Deborah Voigt sing Strauss. Instead, they sat among more than 40 of their colleagues with ties to the Metropolitan Museum of Art …

2
Aug

Saskatchewan: A special report on race and power

Published July 29, 2016 By Nancy Macdonald, Maclean’s In the course of reporting a story earlier this year about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in provincial jails, Maclean’s heard complaints of representational deficiencies in the province’s power structure; the magazine undertook a survey that looked at the 265 most powerful people in government, justice, business, and …

14
Jul

Winnipeg Police Board’s sole Indigenous voice weighs in after 2 members removed

Published July 14 2016 By Jillian Taylor, CBC News The last Indigenous woman on the Winnipeg Police Board said she is disappointed two of her colleagues had their terms cut short. Mary Jane Loustel said she was surprised when she heard Leslie Spillett and Angeline Ramkissoon had their appointments revoked by the province on Wednesday. “I did have confidence that …

21
Mar

How to Create a Better Board of Directors

Published December 3 2015 By Deborah Petersen, GSBStanford David Dodson shares best practices for advisory boards and thoughts on what makes a well-run board after conducting an informal survey of company board members. Some points include: Have a set a formal guidelines for the board to follow Boards are not one size fits all Confidence …

7
Mar

How to Catch a Unicorn: Diversify Your Nonprofit Board Like You Mean it

Published February 18, 2016 By Jermaine Smith, BoardSource I am a millennial. I am a black man. I am a fundraiser. I am a board member (and soon board chair). These are some of the ways I describe myself. Yet, as my experience in the nonprofit sector has deepened, I have discovered that many board …

11
Feb

Is Your Board “Normal”?

Published January 27, 2015 By Ruth McCambridge, NonProfit Quarterly The 2014 BoardSource Governance Index is a survey of nonprofit boards in the United States. In 2014 the Index collected and published the results of a survey looking into trends in nonprofit board leadership. The results provide an insight into the norms in practices that nonprofit …

5
Feb

Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

Published January 22, 2016 CBC Radio The Current Diversity and why it matters at the Oscars, in Hollywood, and in Canadian entertainment, is a conversation that is long overdue. The Current’s panel of film and media insiders include: Cameron Bailey is artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Rakhi Mutta is the director and producer …

15
Jan

Canada Council for the Arts shifts focus to diversity – including board diversity

Published January 15th, 2016 By J. KELLY NESTRUCK, Globe and Mail The Canada Council for the Arts is getting a new funding model in April of 2017 – a total rethink of the Ottawa-based granting council that reduces its number of programs from 148 to a streamlined six. As details of this shift have started to emerge …

13
Jan

Implementing diversity and inclusion in Parliament

Published January 6th, 2016 By Andrew Griffith, IRPP With the appointment of parliamentary secretaries and opposition critics, we now have a more comprehensive picture of gender and visible minority diversity in Parliament’s leadership positions. How well has the Liberal government implemented its overall diversity and inclusion commitments, and how have the other parties responded to …

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