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How to make corporate boards more diverse

May 27, 2014

Despite the strong business case for diversity on corporate boards of directors, informal social networks remain an important source of board membership, and informal social networks tend to be pretty homogeneous. People you already know are more likely to come to mind than people you don’t know when thinking of potential board members. Board membership is also a nice feather to put in a friend’s cap, especially a friend who can reciprocate: It’s prestigious, interesting, not too time consuming and can be relatively lucrative work.

Apply now to be a CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow

May 15, 2014

The CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows program taps our region’s most promising city-building leaders – creative problem-solvers who are ambitious, results-oriented, collaborative and inclusive. If you have a track record of strong leadership, between 5-15 years of professional experience, and a passion for making your city a better place, apply now. The program is open to individuals of all backgrounds living in any part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The deadline is July 8, 2014.

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Putting life experience to work

Jessica Farias

Rather than reject her past in order to assimilate, Jessica Farias recognized early on that “background does matter.”

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Connect with Diverse Leaders

Find board members

DiverseCity OnBoard connects highly qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities with governance positions in agencies, boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations across the GTA.

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DiverseCity Voices is an online database of diverse voices connecting qualified speakers and the media in an effort to enrich the content of our national media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

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DiverseCity Speakers is an online searchable database for event organizers looking for diverse spokespeople and presenters.

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