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On June 19, the 2013 Diversity in Governance Awards are honouring public and nonprofit sector agencies, boards, and commissions for leadership in embracing diversity at the highest level of their organizations. These organizations go beyond mere words, but live diversity throughout their organizations.
Recognition is a critical component of DiverseCity onBoard. It is a powerful tool on many fronts:
Change is difficult. It’s a journey that sends an extremely powerful message to every level of the organization, its clients, stakeholders, and community by giving a sense of pride and motivation to keep going.
Cathy Winter, Project Leader of DiverseCity onBoard at Maytree, reflects on why the Diversity in Governance Awards are essential to growing leadership diversity in the Greater Toronto Area.
What a difference a year makes! In December 2011, DiverseCity on Board found a new audience after receiving an Intercultural Innovation Award by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group. The award opened up new possibilities for DiverseCity onBoard. Could this made-in-Canada solution of matching diverse individuals with public and nonprofit boards work elsewhere?
The answer appears to be a resounding yes. Countless phone calls, webinars and emails led to organizations from 20 cities – from London to Louisville – travelling to Toronto in October 2012 to learn, share and leave committed to replicate DiverseCity onBoard in their communities. These groups are equally committed to the idea that increasing diversity within public governance is essential for inclusion to succeed at home.
This year, the second Intercultural Innovation Awards were held in Vienna where DiverseCity onBoard Project Leader Cathy Winter presented on the impact of receiving an award that catapulted the GTA-based project into an international movement.
In this video, Cathy Winter speaks about DiverseCity onBoard’s journey to becoming a “community of practice” as well as exciting plans for year two of the replication process – creating a hub and e-learning platform to serve the new partners and the next grand convening in Berlin in June 2014.
As a corporate lawyer at Bennett Jones, Rebecca Huang provides her clients with excellent services on a wide variety of corporate legal matters. She also believes strongly in using her experience and skills in public service and making a contribution to her new community.
Leaders signal who belongs and who doesn’t, especially in a time of change and renewal. Maytree and CivicAction have recruited, trained, and connected hundreds of diverse leaders for greater civic and political participation. Learn about our suite of DiverseCity leadership programs and their impact to date.
It’s been an exciting year for DiverseCity onBoard with the start of the program’s global replication, a new funding partner, and some of our roster members joining Diversity 50.
Congratulations to DiverseCity onBoard roster members, Brian Chu, Mohamed Dhanani, Allan Mark, and Noella Milne, who have been included in Diversity 50.
Today, the Green Party of Ontario looks a lot different, thanks to the election of Judith Van Veldhuysen as Deputy Leader and member of the Green “shadow cabinet.” Judith is part of a trend, or a “changing of the guard” in Ontario politics, especially in the Greater Toronto Area.
We know that our demographic reality is often not reflected in media stories. There is an absence of visible minority representation in the media, both in the newsroom and in the news. So, we created DiverseCity Voices.
Interested in the well-being of the Greater Toronto Area? Then you should be interested in the supply chain. The supply chain matters because it delivers the goods and services we all consume.
Nidhi Tandon calls herself one of the “oldies” of the DiverseCity onBoard program. A former journalist, she has been part of the roster since day one and understands how important the program is to both individuals and organizations.