Volunteer Ottawa is launching the Diversity in Leadership Ottawa (DLO) program in January 2018, with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).
Like other cities across the country, Ottawa is becoming increasingly diverse. Leadership in non-profits that serve the community, is often not.
The DLO program seeks to increase diversity and enhance governance in non-profits and charities across the city. It will address the diversity gap in governance structures by connecting qualified and trained candidates from under-represented groups to not-for-profit boards, thereby improving the representation of under-represented groups in leadership roles in the community.
The program will identify, recruit and train professionals from diverse communities who can effectively provide leadership on Boards of Directors and enhance the prosperity and viability of the organization.
VO will recruit and screen candidates for non-profits wishing to diversify their Boards, and will deliver comprehensive governance training to candidates (visible minorities, New Canadians, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ).
More information on how to access the DLO program will be provided in these pages soon.