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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 …

2
Aug

Saskatchewan: A special report on race and power

Published July 29, 2016 By Nancy Macdonald, Maclean’s In the course of reporting a story earlier this year about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in provincial jails, Maclean’s heard complaints of representational deficiencies in the province’s power structure; the magazine undertook a survey that looked at the 265 most powerful people in government, justice, business, and …

14
Jul

Winnipeg Police Board’s sole Indigenous voice weighs in after 2 members removed

Published July 14 2016 By Jillian Taylor, CBC News The last Indigenous woman on the Winnipeg Police Board said she is disappointed two of her colleagues had their terms cut short. Mary Jane Loustel said she was surprised when she heard Leslie Spillett and Angeline Ramkissoon had their appointments revoked by the province on Wednesday. “I did have confidence that …

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 …

11
Jul

Environmental NGOs and board candidates come together for Diversifying Environmental Sector Boards event

The rapidly changing landscape of our global climate calls for innovative and effective leadership like never before. For environmental not-for-profit organizations, which educate the public on our ecological reality and provide us with the tools to better interact with the natural environment, it is vital that their leadership remains relevant to the diverse make-up of …