New report reveals importance of leadership diversity on nonprofit boards

Online press conference on Wednesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. EST: Release of the DiverseCity Counts report "Leadership Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector: Baby Steps, Big Strides, and Bold Stances."

TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Join DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project to hear Chris Fredette, Assistant Professor at Carleton University, discuss the findings of the latest DiverseCity Counts report. He has looked at leadership diversity on nonprofit boards and asked:

  • Why is diversity in the voluntary sector important?
  • What is the impact of diversity in leadership on organization and board effectiveness?
  • What can organizations do to maximize the benefits of diversity?

His presentation will include practical recommendations for voluntary organizations operating in the Greater Toronto Area.

Sue Wilkinson, Director of the Ontario Nonprofit Network, will provide short introductory remarks.

Wednesday, June 6, at 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST 
Following the 20-minute presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

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How to attend:
Please RSVP at to receive your access code to attend the webcast.

A recording of the event and the PDF of the report will be available online at

DiverseCity Counts is an initiative of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, the latest project of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, funded in part by the government of Ontario. With its nine initiatives, the project is changing the face of our region's leadership. It is expanding networks, strengthening private and public institutions, advancing knowledge on the role of diversity in leadership and tracking progress.

SOURCE Maytree Foundation

For further information:

Media contact:
Markus Stadelmann-Elder, Manager, Communications, Maytree, 416-944-2627 x284,

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