Website touts value of diversity on boards

Features 100 top candidates, wants to increase diversity on boards in the Toronto area
||Last Updated: 06/10/2005

Public agencies, boards and commissions are largely made up of middle-aged white men, according to the Maytree Foundation. Only 1.7 per cent of public board members across Canada are from visible minorities, according to the foundation, a non-profit group committed to reducing poverty and inequality in Canada.

A new website has been launched with the aim of addressing the imbalance between the proportion of immigrants and visible minorities in the Toronto area and their relative lack of representation in public agencies, boards and commissions.

The website,