As we move closer to our 500th board appointment, we’re going to take some time over the next few weeks to inform, educate and celebrate the impact of the DiverseCity onBoard program.
We’ll give you some background information about the program, including why it’s important, introduce you to some amazing board candidates on our roster, and tell you a bit about where the program is going.
DiverseCity onBoard is part of a larger, eight-initiative project, a partnership of Maytree and the Toronto City Summit Alliance. The program works to ensure that the governance bodies of public agencies, boards and commissions as well as voluntary organizations reflect the diversity of people who live and work in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The program has been operating in the Greater Toronto Area since 2006. It connects qualified candidates from Aboriginal, visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities to the governance bodies of public agencies, boards and commissions and nonprofits.
DiverseCity onBoard staff personally interview applicants and offer support and governance training to ensure that organizations get excellent, qualified candidates to join their board.
While working hard to change the face of governance in the GTA, Diversity onBoard has also created a toolkit to help other communities replicate this successful model.