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With the help of a new grant from The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, Diversity on Board will assist partners in other cities across Canada develop similar programs.
First report to examine and compare diversity in procurement in the GTA and Chicago – Organizations that inject diversity priorities into their procurement practices are diversity leaders. It demonstrates that they understand the social and economic benefits of diversity in the supply chain. What’s more, when large organizations choose to do business with visible minority and immigrant business owners, they are supporting diverse leadership within their networks.
On June 5, Metro Morning host Matt Galloway moderates Diversity 2.0, a discussion with business, arts and civic leaders on inclusion and why, for Toronto to remain a leader, we need to look, sound and think as broadly as the city we are today. The panel will include Zabeen Hirji – Chief HR Officer, RBC; Cameron Bailey – Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival; Peter Sloly – Deputy Chief, Toronto Police Service; and Fiona MacFarlane – Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Ernst & Young.
From The Mark (October 31, 2011): Michael Charles and Hamlin Grange write about the fact that the business case for diversity seems to be lost on Canadian companies. If Canadian civil society, government, and businesses can come to a consensus about what diversity means, what it can achieve, and what it will take to achieve it, we will be better positioned to live up to our national potential, and to more nimbly respond to domestic and global change.
From Canadian Lawyer Magazine (August 8, 2011) – Law firms may be getting “diversity fatigue” when it comes to meeting the requirements set out by the general counsel looking to hire them, but there’s still a lot of work to be done according to a panel of in-house lawyers speaking in Toronto this past weekend.
Most managers accept that employers benefit from a diverse workforce, but the notion can be hard to prove or quantify, especially when it comes to measuring how diversity affects a firm’s ability to innovate.
Examining the trends in diversity for FP500 boards and the S&P/TSX60 in Canada, this year’s report indicates that Corporate Canada’s overwhelming support for greater board diversity is not bearing results.
The number of visible minority directors on corporate boards in Canada is getting smaller, a surprising trend that comes even as more boards add women to improve their gender diversity.
While new research indicates diversity within the leadership of major GTA health organizations tracks at both ends of the spectrum, York Region’s three hospitals and Central Local Health Integration Network seem above the equitable grade.
A report released last Tuesday by Toronto’s DiverseCity Counts project documents the diversity of the GTA’s health care leaders. The report, conducted in partnerhsip with Mount Sinai hospital, is the eighth installment in a series of research papers on leadership diversity in the GTA released by DiverseCity Counts, a multi-year research project that is itself one of nine initiatives of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project.
Women are well-represented in the Greater Toronto Area’s health-care leadership, according to a report released by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction), in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital. However, the number of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) individuals found in leadership are very low, found the survey of five local health integration networks, 28 hospitals and five continuing care accreditation commissions.
There is a major lack of diversity at the top levels of GTA hospitals and other health organizations, new research has found. Only 16 per cent of senior managers and 14 per cent of board members are visible minorities, according to a study by DiverseCity Counts, a research initiative by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. Mount Sinai Hospital was also involved in Wednesday’s release of findings.
Toronto, ON, November 6, 2013 – Released today in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital, the eighth DiverseCity Counts report looks at the diversity of the GTA’s health care leaders (http://diversecitytoronto.ca/counts). While past Counts reports have focused solely on visible minorities, “A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector” broadens the scope of diversity to include sex/gender identity, visible minorities, disability, and sexual orientation.
This research, the eighth report in our DiverseCity Counts series, is conducted by Dr. Samir Sinha of Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network Hospitals. It examines diversity on boards and in senior management of health care institutions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Specifically, we look at local health integration networks (LHINs), hospitals, and community care access centres (CCACs). While past reports have focused on visible minorities, this edition broadens the scope of diversity to include sex/gender identity, visible minorities, disability, and sexual orientation.