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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 …

24
Jun

Rani Pooran – resilient, strategic and adaptable

“I found the DiverseCity onBoard program really fantastic in terms of highlighting opportunities and connecting me.” After working in the UK for a few years, Rani Pooran returned to Canada and needed to rebuild her network. DiverseCity onBoard played a role in helping her do that: “The board appointments I had were really good for …

15
May

Does your nonprofit board fall short? You’re not alone

A new survey shows many boards lack the skills and engagement to effectively oversee organizations. In Fall 2014, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in collaboration with BoardSource and GuideStar, surveyed 924 directors of nonprofit organizations about the composition, structure, and practices of their boards. The survey revealed a significant minority are: unsure of their …

13
May

2015 Sport4All Sport & Diversity Summit – May 23, 2015

SPORT4ONTARIO is hosting the 2015 Sport4All Sport and Diversity Summit at the 519 Community Centre in Toronto on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Summit seeks to provide opportunities for leaders and members of the community involved with sport and physical activity to convene and discuss strategies to foster diversity and inclusivity in Ontario’s sport sector. …

8
May

Waiter, Is That Inclusion in My Soup?

(originally posted on the Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) blog) Billed as “A New Recipe to Improve Business Performance” this 2012 report from Australia charts new territory on business performance, re-orienting organizations from their preoccupation with diversity to the equally critical complement of inclusion. Published by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in partnership …

6
May

Governance training means never having to say you don’t know what you don’t know

Jini Stolk, Chair of Ontario Nonprofit Network, discusses the importance of governance training. Bringing diversity onto boards is important to enhance the discussion and decision-making for an organization. Ensuring that board members are not only knowledgeable about their communities and the organization, but also about being a board member, is also essential. For Jini, each …

5
May

You can’t fulfill your mission if you don’t have diversity in leadership

Scott Haldane, President & CEO of YMCA Canada, reflects on the impact DiverseCity onBoard has had on making their board more effective. YMCA Canada changed their bylaws in order to actively recruit board members from outside of the YMCA network. Four new board members have come on board, representing not only Canada’s diversity, but, importantly, …

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