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Enrich your Board’s Governance

Why diversity matters in the Boardroom

There is a paradox for many not-for-profit organizations: they serve diverse clients with an ethos that embraces pluralism, but it is not always reflected in their governance bodies.

With Diversity in Leadership Ottawa’s program, organizations can address skill gaps in their Board make-up and increase diversity, ensuring you are effective in truly representing the population you serve.

Diversity of thinking and perspectives works!

  • Boards escape from ‘group-think’
  • Promotes more robust and effective decision-making
  • New thinking = more innovation
  • More representative of and responsive to the community you serve
  • Open up new avenues of fundraising and donor networks
  • Be an advocate for diversity

Simply, diversity = better governance

Our candidates identify as:

  • First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous Peoples
  • visible minorities/racialized persons
  • new Canadians
  • LGBTQI2+ persons
  • persons with disabilities

What we offer:

  • Presentations on the DLO program and benefits of diverse boards
  • Consultations on your Board candidate requirements
  • Screening of candidates to match needed skill sets and background
  • Governance training by experts in the field for qualifying candidates
  • Placement of qualified and trained candidates onto your Board
  • Follow-up with candidates after Board placement

Register your organization today

NOTE: VO Members must log out of the VO member portal in order to access the DLO member portal

See our brochure below