onBoard Canada, The Chang School, Ryerson University
Cathy Winter leads the onBoard Canada program, an internationally recognized program which elevates effective leadership across Canada by providing online governance training to everyone, and bridging the diversity and inclusion gap in governance by matching qualified candidates from historically excluded groups to not-for-profit organizations and public boards.
Prior to joining onBoard Canada, Cathy was a long-serving Senior Manager in the Ontario Public Service.
Cathy currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the board of the Canadian Opera Company. Her previous board experience includes:
National Board Member, YMCA Canada, and member of the board’s committees including Governance, Policy and Advocacy, and World Relations; Member of the Anne Johnston Health Station, Chair of its Nominations Committee and Member of its Strategic Planning and Quality Committee; Member of the Allocations and Agency Services Committee of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees, and other United Way of Toronto committees.
Cathy holds a Masters of Economics, and a Masters of Industrial Relations.
10:15 – NOON
The session will provide for discussion and practices for commencing, building, and sustaining an organization’s and board’s journey in becoming more inclusive. In this session, participants will learn:
How to Understand the difference between diversity and inclusion; Inclusive governance; How to assess a board’s current state of Inclusion; Strategies for building a learning culture; How to develop inclusive governance policies and procedures, and; How to navigate challenges. Resources will also be provided.
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