DiverseCity Counts 1

Highlighting the number of visible minorities in senior leadership roles in the GTA

On Wednesday, May 27, together with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University we released the inaugural DiverseCity Counts Report, highlighting the number of visible minorities in senior leadership roles in the GTA (download the presentation).

For the 2009 report, the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University analyzed a total of 3,257 leaders in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham and Richmond Hill including elected officials, public sector executives, members of agencies, boards and commissions, as well as a sample of the largest voluntary and business organizations as determined by revenue. The goal was to take a snapshot of the senior-most positions in the most influential organizations.

The results indicated that, as of March 2009, visible minorities are under-represented in the senior-most leadership positions in the GTA. Just 13% of leaders we analyzed are visible minorities. The education sector was the most diverse, and the corporate sector was the least diverse. The research also found that in all sectors except the corporate sector, boards are more diverse than executives.

High performing organizations tend to have made diversity a strategic priority and make a point of tracking and reporting on their results. What gets measured, gets done.

DiverseCity Counts Webinar

On June 22, 2009, Dr. Wendy Cukier, Associate Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management & Founder, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University, held a webinar on Diversity in Leadership.

Click here to watch the Webinar Recording online.
You are welcome to share this resource with your networks.