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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
Sep

New Report - Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How...
08
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...
03
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...
03
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...

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