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24
Mar

Program seeks to increase diversity on boards

Published on February 27, 2015 Lynn Desjardins, Radio Canada International A Toronto-based program has successfully increased the number of visible minorities on boards of public institutions, agencies and not-for-profits and will soon share its expertise with organizations in other Canadian cities. Close to one half of Toronto residents are visible minorities but that is not …

24
Mar

Fighting for more diversity at the top: Hepburn

Published on February 25, 2015 Bob Hepburn, Toronto Star Unique Toronto program to recruit minorities for governance boards goes national “We have to see more diversity at our decision-making tables,” Toronto Mayor John Tory admitted this week at an event showcasing a small program that identifies, trains and helps place talented ethnic and minority candidates …

24
Mar

Program aims for greater ethnic diversity on boards

Published on February 25, 2015 Joe Friesen, Globe and Mail This week Ms. Omidvar announced the national launch of a program aimed to break down the barriers of the old-boy network by identifying, training and selecting qualified board candidates who are also either immigrants or members of a visible minority group. “Public institutions that are …

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 …

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 …

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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.