Useful Links

Board Diversity Training: A Toolkit – Pillar Nonprofit Network (PDF)
This resource is for boards of directors, executive directors and senior managers who are responsible for the decision-making in an organization. This toolkit is also designed for diversity managers, leaders and champions who have an interest in learning from a best practice model from the London community.

Charity Village
Featuring the latest in nonprofit news, jobs, information, tools and resources, Charity Village is Canada’s leading online community for nonprofit and like-minded professionals – connecting them to ideas, opportunities and each other.

City of Toronto Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations
The City of Toronto website explains why diversity is important and that the City is best served by boards and advisory bodies that reflect the geographic distribution and diversity of the community they serve.

The Conference Board of Canada. The Value of Diverse Leadership. November 2008.
This report describes how diversity in leadership can lead to improved financial and organizational performance; increased capacity to link to new global and domestic markets; expanded access to global and domestic talent pools; enhanced innovation and creativity; and strengthened cohesion and social capital.

CPRN » Diversity Gateway
Visit this page for CPRN’s policy-relevant research and learning on diversity issues.

DiverseCity Counts, a Snapshot of Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area
DiverseCity Counts features research that studies the levels and impact of diversity in leadership in the Greater Toronto Area. It sheds light on the representation of visible minorities and under-represented immigrants across sectors and reveals where progress is being made and where the region falling behind.

DiverseCity website: the business case for diverse leadership
Leaders play a pivotal role, and their impact is felt in everything from strategic decision making to organizational and community effectiveness and ultimately financial performance. Diverse leaders bring added benefits and unique capacities that, when realized, add significant value in both the public and private realm.

Diversity Matters. Changing the Face of Public Boards
The Maytree publication presents an action plan that highlights nine practices aimed at dismantling barriers to potential applicants for public appointments.

NFP Governance Leadership: Creating a Culture of Accessibility
From the Institute of Governance, this Backgrounder (January 2017) addresses why accessibility is a governance issue, and have part of not-for-profit culture board can influence to improve accessibility.

Ontario Public Appointments Secretariat
The purpose of this web site is to provide user-friendly access to the government appointments process.

Ten tips to diversify nonprofit boards
Read how best to diversify your nonprofit board, including understanding and communicating the benefits of leadership diversity and taking a diversity audit of your board.