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Pillar Nonprofit Network is very excited to be bringing this dynamic program to London and to be leading the provincial collaboration with Ottawa, Hamilton and Toronto

Canadian cities are among the most diverse regions of the world, with immigrants and visible minorities comprising an increasing share of their population. In Ontario alone there are more than 46,000 nonprofit and voluntary organizations.  However, there is a disconnect between who sit on these boards and the increasing diversity of the population. Research shows that diverse perspectives in decision-making lead to better decisions, improves social cohesion, enhances the sense of belonging and ensures civic participation.

As the immigrant community in London continues to grow (22%, 2011 census), the DiverseCity onBoard program can play a key role in developing leadership that is more authentic and responsive to community needs.

The DiverseCity onBoard program will provide services to:

Individuals

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.

Individuals interested in acquiring board governance training embedded in principles of diversity and inclusion.

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.

 

Endorsements

rsz_londonmayor “I am so pleased to see London as a member of DiverseCity onBoard. What a great initiative to move London forward on the path of becoming a more inclusive community!” – Mayor Matt Brown, City of London
rsz_1andrewlockie “Our community’s most effective, creative and innovative solutions come about when we seek out a diversity of thought, perspective, and experience. I believe that by enhancing diversity on boards, organizations can improve organizational performance and create a more prosperous community for everyone.” – Andrew Lockie, Chief Executive Officer, United Way London & Middlesex

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