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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, …

10
Apr

Lack of care results in company directors jailed, corporation fined

The duty of care is a principal duty of board directors and for which they may be held personally responsible for non-compliance. In the case below two corporate directors were charged with failing as directors of New Mex Canada Inc. to take reasonable care that the corporation complied with the Occupational Health and Safety Act. …

24
Mar

DiverseCity onBoard in Vancouver – bridging two solitudes

Just as our success is based on our amazing candidates, our partners amplify the call for better leadership in local Canadian communities. One of our partners, The Laurier Institution, is leading that change in Vancouver. Executive Director Bill Walters explains why bringing DiverseCity onBoard to Vancouver is so important: “I’ve had the opportunity to meet …

24
Mar

The power of community passion

“When I arrived, my foreign qualifications were not recognized here, and I had to do a lot of work to get recognition. Once I got settled, I wanted to contribute back to the community. But when I wanted to apply, there was no process for those who were foreign qualified.” Ranil Mendis epitomizes the talent …

24
Mar

NFPs Can Teach Corporate Boards a Thing or Two

Corporate leaders add to not-for-profit board effectiveness, but the learning goes both ways. by L. Robin Cardozo COO at SickKids Foundation Boards of not-for-profit organizations frequently carry onerous responsibilities. Hospital boards, for example, make decisions that affect patient safety. Boards of immigrant settlement agencies help maximize opportunities for newcomers and for Canada. And the boards …

24
Mar

Our cities are diverse. Our leadership is not. DiverseCity onBoard is changing that.

“It’s been an incredible journey and we have not and cannot do it alone. So many friends and champions have facilitated our work and success. We have many people to thank.” Catherine Winter, Project Leader, DiverseCity onBoard Thank you to all of our partners, attendees and, especially, those who spoke for making our recent event …

25
Feb

Award-winning DiverseCity onBoard program now available across Canada

Toronto, ON, February 25, 2015 – At an event hosted by Cisco Canada last evening, the award-winning DiverseCity onBoard program opened a new chapter in the evolution of this small yet practical local idea. The program will now be available in six additional cities across Canada: Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. His Worship …

25
Feb

DiverseCity onBoard’s National Expansion – Video

Hear from DiverseCity onBoard’s leadership, as well as some of its national replication partners, about the importance of expanding this once local program into a pan Canadian initiative. Learn about Canada’s growing diversity, and the need for its public sector governance to represent that diversity in its leadership.

23
Feb

Ratna Omidvar on DiverseCity onBoard’s National Relaunch

Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director of the Global Diversity Exchange speaks on the evolution of DiverseCity onBoard, its new home within the walls of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, and the excitement of our new digital platforms.

31
Jan

DiverseCity onBoard now located at Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University

DiverseCity onBoard has relocated to the Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. This will allow a community-based initiative to become part of a larger institution with a bigger footprint. It will provide us with opportunities for research, and our learning platform will be enhanced by being embedded in …

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