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Aug

New Research Shows Consistent Diversity Gap on Canadian Boards 

Recent research on the state of diversity and inclusion on boards in several Canadian cities shows a consistent gap between the demographics of not-for-profit board directors and the diverse communities they serve. A webinar convened by DiverseCity onBoard brought together researchers in Vancouver, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area to share their research …

3
Aug

DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Windsor-Essex County

On July 11th, the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) and local partner United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County held a launch event to mark the opening of DiverseCity onBoard Windsor-Essex. Attendees from not-for-profit, public, and corporate sectors, as well as representatives from local ethnocultural communities, heard from Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraid Windsor-Essex, and Lisa Kolody, Executive Director of …

3
Aug

Advancing Inclusive Leadership In Healthcare

In 2013, researchers examining diversity in senior healthcare leadership positions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) found that while communities receiving healthcare are diverse, the sector’s leadership is not. Surveying twenty-eight hospitals and five community care access centres, the study showed that women were well-represented in senior management and board positions, 61% of senior management …

3
Aug

Term Limits for Board Directors – A Do or Don’t?

“Should there be a limit on the number of years an individual may serve on a board?” In this article, Carol Hansell, Brian Calalang and Frédéric Duguay of Hansell LLP, consider the impact term limits have on effective board governance and make the case for term limits to be on your next board meeting agenda. Read …

12
Jul

Multicultural Council helping diversify community organizations

CBC News July 11, 2017 Organizations looking to diversify the makeup of their operations by tapping into their multicultural communities now have a simple online tool to make those connections even easier. The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is teaming up with the United Way to launch what they describe as a “dating site” that …

31
May

Webinar June 19th: Diversity & Inclusion in Leadership – What’s really happening in Canadian Cities?

New research on the state of diversity and inclusion in leadership in Canadian cities reveals a consistent gap between the make-up of Canada’s boardrooms and our diverse population. Join us on Monday, June 19th as we bring together researchers in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Hamilton, and Ottawa to examine recent findings on the diversity of governance boards …

24
May

Canada is incredibly diverse. So why isn’t our House of Commons?

Published on May 15, 2017 by TVO Current Affairs The following is excerpted from Erin Tolley’s essay “The Electoral System and Parliament’s Diversity Problem: In Defense of the Wrongfully Accused.” It appears in Should We Change How We Vote?, a new book of essays that evaluate Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system and consider how changes to it might …

11
May

Senator Ratna Omidvar Statement on Leading Visible Minority Women

This spring, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed a group of leading women to the Senate and spoke of the significant barriers of the “double-barrelled glass ceiling” faced by minority women. The visiting women are exemplars of leadership in the face of adversity, and beacons for other women, in particular, minority girls, to take up their own places …

5
May

Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities

By Chris Hannay OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, May 04, 2017 The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates for the honour or they will lose their funds. Directors of the program, which sends out $265-million every year across 1,600 researchers, say new measures …

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 …

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