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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

There are more than 170,000 not-for-profit organizations in Canada, many of which are headquartered in our urban centres. In Ontario alone there are more than 46,000 nonprofit and voluntary organizations. 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, a disconnect remains between who sits on these boards and the demographic make-up of the population.

Canadian communities, particularly in large urban centres, are becoming increasingly diverse, reflecting a diversity of ethnicity, countries of origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and ability. There are more than 1.4 million Aboriginal/Indigenous People of Canada. Yet, while our cities and urban regions are becoming increasingly diverse and are home to many of Canada’s Indigenous population, the leadership of our not-for-profit sector is not a reflection of our demographic reality.

DiverseCity onBoard directly addresses this challenge with a board matching service that identifies, trains and facilitates the placement of qualified individuals in governance roles on not-for-profit organizations and public agencies, boards, and commissions. We provide affordable online governance training that is available to everyone, anywhere, including individuals who are not part of our matching program.

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.

Our Services:

Individuals

Governance training for anyone, anywhere, interested in acquiring board governance training.

Board matching for individuals who belong to at least one of the groups under-represented in governance and who are interested in serving as directors of a not-for-profit organization or agency of the municipal, provincial, or federal government.

Organizations

Governance training and board matching for not-for-profit organizations and public agencies, boards and commissions looking for qualified candidates and who have an interest in embedding principles of inclusion and diversity into their governance processes, policies, and approaches.

Businesses

Governance training for businesses looking to provide professional development opportunities for their employees.

 

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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