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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 …

8
Jan

Eyeing Diversity, New Push for Demographic Data on Community Board Members

Published January 6th, 2016 By Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette In an effort to ensure that local community boards are representative of their neighborhoods, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres will introduce a bill on Wednesday requiring the city to publish demographic information about board members. The bill, co-sponsored by Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and …

4
Dec

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

By Richard Crisp Published on November 1, 2014 | The Guardian I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the passenger next door smiled at me …

18
Nov

Do diversity quotas work? Symbol vs. substance in Canada’s cabinet

Published on November 6, 2015 By Anna Mehler Paperny Global news Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to achieve gender parity in his cabinet made headlines, as did his historically diverse group of ministers — diverse in ethnicity, life experience, ability, sexual orientation, religion. That pledge hit a bit of a snag on Friday when it was revealed that …

14
Oct

Women care more about boardroom diversity than men—and not just in terms of gender

Published October 6th, 2015 By Cassie Werber, Quartz Women in board-level positions think gender diversity is more important that their male counterparts do. Since the women themselves are beneficiaries of that diversity, this might seem like a no-brainer. But here’s another fact, surfaced in a new survey by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers: female directors also think racial …

9
Sep

The City of Toronto Takes Action to Diversify its Boards: How YOU Can get Involved

In Conversation with John Elvidge, Director, Secretariat, City of Toronto In Fall of 2014, responsibility for coordinating citizen appointments to public boards at the City of Toronto was centralized, shifting a frenzied six-week election-time application process to a longer-term recruitment approach. The City of Toronto’s Public Appointments Secretariat now coordinates the appointments of residents and …

9
Sep

DiverseCity onBoard Plays Role in Diversifying City of Toronto’s Boards

Diversity Our Strength. By committing to and implementing tangible action to achieve diversity in leadership, the City of Toronto embodies its own motto and demonstrates to its residents that they belong at the governance table and that their voices matter. The recent appointment of three DiverseCity onBoard roster members to City of Toronto boards are …

27
Aug

How Sitting On a Board Can Lead To Success

Published on August 21, 2015 Leah Eichler, The Globe and Mail “Eighty per cent of success is showing up.” That quote, often attributed to Woody Allen, gets bounced around a lot as a meme on social applications like LinkedIn or Twitter but I never paid it much thought until last New Year’s Eve, when a …

16
Jul

Diversity Portal Launches at Ryerson University

Introducing the New One Stop Shop for Services offered to the Diverse Population of the GTA The Diversity Institute at Ryerson University introduces the Diversity Portal, a project that provides diverse communities with an up-to-date list of relevant community organizations and social services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The portal will link individuals and …

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