Diversity and Inclusion in Governance – DiverseCity onBoard

March 21, 2017

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Time: Sign in at 1:00 pm;; the forum will end by 4:30 pm
Venue: Trout Lake Community Centre
Address: 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Diversity and Inclusion in Governance: Is there a disconnect between perception and reality? What’s really happening in Metro Vancouver?

Keynote speaker: Anne Giardini, O.C., Q.C., Chancellor at SFU, who will address the question:
Why is diversity Canada’s strength?

The SFU Institute for Diaspora Research and Engagement, and The Laurier Institution’s DiverseCity onBoard initiative, invites you to participate in a conversation and learning forum that examines recent research into the diversity of governance boards in Metro Vancouver and several Canadian cities.

This session has been developed in collaboration with Vantage Point and SPARC BC.

The forum will provide a national and local analysis of the current levels of diversity on governance boards compared to population diversity, such as visible minority status. Recommendations about policies and practices will be presented to improve diversity and strengthen inclusion in leadership. Participants will be an integral part of the process and are invited to engage in an open discussion to explore and strategize what more can be done at the local level. A report of the session will be provided to all registered participants.

This event will be of interest to:

  • Current members of governance boards
  • Executive Directors and senior staff of organizations with governance boards
  • Individuals who represent the diversity of our community and are interested in being on a board.

Registration is available online and required: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WebSurvey.woa/wa/survey?270877373



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