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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

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...
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...
03
Feb

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Published February 1, 2017 By Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University In the past few days,...
01
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...

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