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27
Sep

Applications now open for CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows Program

CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program is one of North America’s top programs for rising leaders who are interested in impacting change in their communities. The call for applications for the next cohort of DiverseCity Fellows will take place from September 19 to October 24, 2016 – with the full year program officially running from January to December 2017. To …

20
Sep

How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms says Ratna Omidvar

Pluralism Policies That Work: A call for more radical thinking As part of a cross-section of speakers from the 6 Degrees Forum Ratna Omidvar answers the question: How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms. Pluralism in leadership is but one of many ways to embed effective diversity and inclusion …

14
Sep

Canadians open to quotas to boost indigenous representation in government

Published September 9th, 2016 By Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen The majority of Canadians are open to designating seats for the country’s indigenous people to boost their representation in Parliament and on the Supreme Court. A recent survey by Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance found that two-thirds of Canadians are open to improving the representation …

8
Sep

How Hamilton lacks racial diversity in its ‘corridors of power’

Published: September 7, 2016 By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Hamilton’s corridors of power don’t reflect the city’s racial diversity. The lack of minorities on the boards that oversee some of the city’s most powerful and high-profile agencies and institutions represents a major gap in efforts to become more inclusive in the 15 years since the Hindu temple arson, …

6
Sep

Governor in Council Appointments – Current and Ongoing opportunities

Through Ministerial and Governor-in-Council appointments, more than 1500 Canadians play a fundamental role in our democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. Read about the New Approach to Governor in Council Appointments.   Current Opportunities   Agriculture and Agri-Food  Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission  Assistant Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain …

31
Aug

What Nonprofit Boards Can Learn from Corporate Boards

Published: August 26, 2016 By Kathleen Yazbak, Viewcrest Advisors It’s a given that nonprofit and for-profit boards have different motivations for doing what they do for their organizations. Nonprofit board members seek increased social impact and the fulfillment of their missions; for-profit board members seek increased shareholder value. Most nonprofit board members serve voluntarily and …

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 …