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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 …

11
Jul

DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Metro Vancouver

On May 26th, DiverseCity onBoard Metro Vancouver held its official launch at Vancouver City Hall. Co-sponsored by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, the event was well-attended by over 70 community stakeholders from throughout the region, local sponsors, and DiverseCity onBoard candidates ready to make a difference in their communities. …

23
Jun

Interview with DiverseCity onBoard Appointee Eddie Villarta

“I find it encouraging and fulfilling to be surrounded with people from different backgrounds who are passionate and dedicated to give back and make a difference to our community.” Eddie Villarta Manager, Network Services, Carleton University DiverseCity onBoard’s appointee Eddie Villarta is an Information Technology professional from Ottawa, with more than 20 years of experience …

18
Apr

Mayor Fred Eisenberger on DiverseCity onBoard

I am pleased to see that the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion has brought the DiverseCity onBoard program to the City of Hamilton. Opportunity to volunteer, presents itself in many forms. One of these is that of serving as a board member of a non-profit organization. Board governance is an important and vital role for …

21
Mar

How to Create a Better Board of Directors

Published December 3 2015 By Deborah Petersen, GSBStanford David Dodson shares best practices for advisory boards and thoughts on what makes a well-run board after conducting an informal survey of company board members. Some points include: Have a set a formal guidelines for the board to follow Boards are not one size fits all Confidence …

18
Mar

Prime Minister to recommend the appointment of GDX Executive Director Ratna Omidvar to the Senate of Canada

The Global Diversity Exchange is pleased to share today’s announcement of the Prime Minister’s intention to recommend the appointment of Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont., to the Senate of Canada. For the past thirty years, Ratna has been a tireless advocate for building a more inclusive Canada. Through her work, Ratna has established herself as one …