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25
Apr

Why the benefits of diversity are not theoretical

By Bessma Momani, Jillian Stirk, Anna Klimbovskaia Published April 24, 2017 Source The story of Canada’s embrace of different languages, cultures and peoples is not a new one. Diversity in Canada is in many ways a cornerstone of our identity, and for generations, we have largely supported government commitments to immigration, multiculturalism, and pluralism. Now there …

17
Dec

Government appointments and diversity

By Andrew Griffith Published: December 9, 2016 The Liberal government promised a diversity and inclusion agenda, and made specific commitments to ensure more inclusive representation in appointments. A year later, how well have they implemented this commitment? There is gender parity in cabinet, but just over one-third of parliamentary secretaries are women. The representation of …

15
Dec

Women gain, visible minorities lose ground in Greater Montreal Area leadership roles

Published December 14, 2016 A new study, released today, shows that while female representation on boards and in senior leadership has increased since 2012, visible minorities have lost ground. The study examined 3,087 senior leaders from the largest organizations in Greater Montreal in six sectors – elected, public, private, voluntary, education, and appointments to agencies, …

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 …

11
Jul

Spotlight: Resumé writing for board candidates

A board candidate’s resumé is often the key factor in deciding who will be interviewed for an available board opportunity. Sending in your most recent job resumé for a board vacancy is a common error made even by highly qualified candidates—in fact, the most successful board resumés have a significantly different focus from a standard …

18
Mar

Toward a value-creating board

Published February 2016 McKinsey&Company The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices. Directors say they dedicate more time now to their board duties than ever …

9
Sep

New Report On Why Decades of Promises to Diversity are Falling Short in the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Green 2.0, an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies in the U.S., released the findings of a recent comprehensive report, “The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations & Government Agencies”. Some key findings include: 1. The Green Ceiling Despite increasing racial diversity in the …