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Canadian cities are among the most diverse regions of the world, with immigrants and visible minorities comprising an increasing share of their population.

There are more than 170,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations in Canada, many of which are headquartered in our urban centres. All are governed by boards of directors, drawn from members of the public. In addition, municipal, provincial and federal governments appoint thousands of citizens to serve the public good on their many agencies, boards and commissions. However, there is a disconnect between who sit on these boards and the increasing diversity of the population.

DiverseCity onBoard will address this disconnect by providing services to:

Individuals

Any individual, anywhere (inside and outside Canada) interested in acquiring board governance training which is embedded in principles of diversity and inclusion.

Visible minorities and underrepresented immigrants interested in serving as directors on either a nonprofit or charitable board or on agency of the municipal, provincial or federal government.

Organizations

Nonprofit, charitable organizations as well as public agencies, boards and commissions looking for qualified candidates from visible minority and underrepresented immigrant communities, and a interest in embedding principles of inclusion and diversity into their governance processes, policies and approaches.

News & Events

11
May

Senator Ratna Omidvar Statement on Leading Visible Minority Women

On May 4th, 2017, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed a group of leading women to the Senate and spoke of...
05
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...
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,...
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...

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