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Interview with Gautam Nath

“It gives me personal satisfaction to be able to steer the path for organizations in growing their presence and value to the community. It allows me to maintain a professional calibre and hone my visionary skills in the Canadian ethos.” Gautam Nath Chair, MCIS Language Solutions Congratulations to Gautam Nath, a long-serving, active, and in-demand DiverseCity …


In Conversation with Hope 24/7

In operation since 1993, Hope 24/7 is the Centre of Excellence for clinical intervention and the prevention of relationship and sexual violence. They work with all persons 12 years of age and older from trauma-informed, evidence-based perspectives. An accredited Community Health Provider, Hope 24/7 serves the 1.4 million people of Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon). …


Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018 OTTAWA — The Liberals should toughen up proposed legislation aimed at boosting diversity on corporate boards at publicly traded companies if they want it to be effective, says a group of senators pushing for the change. “We want it to mean something,” said Sen. Ratna …


Opinion: Why Ottawa needs to nudge Canada’s boards toward greater diversity

Published on December 13, 2017 Ratna Omidvar and Paul Massicotte Contributed to the Globe and Mail This week, the Senate will vote on Bill C-25. The bill proposes to reform the process for electing directors of distributing corporations and co-operatives and modernize communications between corporations and their shareholders. It also requires distributing corporations to provide …


Five Good Ideas about shifting the culture of accessibility in the non-profit sector

Join Alf Spencer, Director of the Accessibility Outreach, Education and Referral Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Through his five good ideas, find out how dialogue, community, youth and other elements can all work together to create a more inclusive environment …


Dear Millennials: Join A Non-Profit Board

Published: October 30, 2017 By Dr. Marie Bountrogianni One of my staff members, a millennial, recently joined the board of governance of a local non-profit organization. When I asked him his reasons for joining, he simply told me he “wants to make a difference.” His modest response actually told me quite a bit about his …


Upcoming Webinar | What to Know Before You Join a Board: Effective Strategies for Emerging Board Directors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT Serving on a board provides you with unique opportunities to develop or enhance your leadership skills, get involved in your community, use competencies outside of the workplace, and develop or expand new professional …


New Report – Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions and is the latest in BoardSource’s …


New Research Shows Consistent Diversity Gap on Canadian Boards 

Recent research on the state of diversity and inclusion on boards in several Canadian cities shows a consistent gap between the demographics of not-for-profit board directors and the diverse communities they serve. A webinar convened by DiverseCity onBoard brought together researchers in Vancouver, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area to share their research …