NAAAP Toronto has teamed up with the Canadian Board Diversity Council in Diversity 50- Canada’s database of diverse candidates for board of director positions in Canada’s largest 500 organizations.  Diversity 50 is a new resource created by the Canadian Board Diversity Council for Corporate Canada and Director search firms backed by CEOs to address a lack of visible minorities, women and Aboriginal peoples on corporate boards.

The Council is the leading Canadian organization advancing diversity on Canada’s boards.  Founded in 2009, the Council has since grown to 50 Founding and Corporate Member organizations that are committed to greater diversity in the Canadian workplace.  The Council’s goal is to improve the diversity of Canada’s corporate boards by increasing the representation of women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.

This fall, the Council will publicly identify a pool of 50 diverse individuals as qualified by criteria vetted by a group of leading Canadian CEOs/Chairs:  HSBC Canada CEO Lindsay Gordon, Deloitte Canada Chief Executive Alan MacGibbon, Norton Rose OR LLP Chairman Norman Steinberg, Québec-Hydro President and CEO Thierry Vandal, IAMGOLD President and CEO Steve Letwin, TELUS President and CEO Darren Entwistle and, Iron Ore Company of Canada CEO Zoë Yujnovich.

We are inviting interested senior-level professionals with the knowledge and skills to serve as FP500 directors.   Self-nomination are processed by completing an online application at; www.boarddiversity.ca on or before June 22, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. EST.