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10
Apr

Human rights chief praises police oversight report’s focus on race and diversity

By Wendy Gillis, News reporter Published Friday, April 7, 2017 The provincial government’s commitment Thursday to require police watchdogs to collect race-based statistics is evidence Ontario is in “a very unique moment” when it comes to recognizing the need for such data, says Ontario’s chief human rights commissioner. One day after the release of Ontario Justice …

25
Feb

HERstory in Black: Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history

Published February 21, 2017 CBC News In celebration of Black History Month, HERstory in Black shares the experiences of 150 women who excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities. Emily Mills initiated the project as an extension of How She Hustles, a network of more than 5,000 …

14
Feb

Immigrants will comprise growing share of Canada’s population by 2036: Statscan

Published January 25, 2017 By TAVIA GRANT New population projections for Canada paint a picture of growing diversity, in all parts of the country. Nearly half of the population will likely be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036 if current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates, up from 38.2 per cent in 2011. …

1
Feb

It is time for immigration 3.0

By Ratna Omidvar Published January 31, 2017 Source: IRPP There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected a centrist party that won over the electorate with talk …

11
Jan

Evaluations for All: Even the CEO Deserves a Report Card

By Sue Dahling Sullivan for The Bridgespan Group Making the evaluation process a natural part of the organizational culture can help align staff with strategic goals. But it doesn’t stop with staff. Establishing a culture where a formal, documented, fair, and pragmatic annual evaluation is routinely expected needs to extend to the CEO evaluation process, driven …

9
Jan

Diversity is key to success in corporate Canada

Published January 9, 2016 By Jennifer Reynolds, Special to The Globe and Mail In my role, I have the pleasure of spending time at universities across the country, meeting with students to talk about their careers and the important role they can play as future business leaders in Canada’s economy. What always strikes me when …

27
Dec

Minimum accessibility laws not enough, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen

Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca Published: December 2, 2016 It’s not enough to get people with physical disabilities through the door, they must be able to fully function in the building as employees before Canada has achieved an acceptable level of accessibility, says Man in Motion Rick Hansen. The Rick Hansen Foundation released a study Friday that …

20
Dec

On Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman to grace face of currency

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) 150 Stories series pays tribute to Canada‘s diversity, democratic principles, and multiculturalism by telling the stories of remarkable Canadian individuals, organizations, initiatives and historic events. Viola Desmond: Canada’s Own Civil Rights Heroine By Mandy Nyarko Viola Desmond’s experiences inspired the civil rights movement in Canada and led to the repeal …

19
Dec

What do we actually mean by “diversity”?

The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright A little more than a year ago, Prime Minister Trudeau invoked the principle of diversity in assembling his cabinet. Because, as he said in the soundbite of the year, it was 2015. It’s been a different story throughout the world in 2016. A backlash against immigration helped spur the Brexit forces …

5
Dec

These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table

By: Tara Deschamps For Metro Published on Mon Dec 05 2016 For years, Lina Duque has hustled for Bay Street businesses, doing everything from consulting to marketing and helping corporate CEOs raise their profile to nab leadership jobs. Danielle Dowdy traded gigs at General Motors and Procter and Gamble to become a Toronto Police Services …

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