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DEI Governance Academy

DEI Governance Academy

Phase 2

Strategic Advisory Session

8 June 2024

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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The learning guide consists of reflection questions to prepare for the session.


In this Strategic Advisory Session for the board of directors, participants will explore specific strategies to address diversity, substantive equality, and inclusion in Body Brave’s governance.

In order to tailor the session to the specific issues confronting the board, participants are invited to complete the survey.

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Please complete this short survey to identify your learning goals and objectives.

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In preparation of the training session, you may wish to consult some resources, such as reading materials or videos. Please find below some resources. You are not required to consult these resources before the course.

Glossary of Terms

The University of British Columbia, Equity and inclusion glossary of terms.


Kimberlé Crenshaw, TED Talk, The urgency of intersectionality (7 December 2016).

Peter Hopkins, What is intersectionality? Video.


Nneka Allen, Us and Them: What it Really Means to Belong (2022).

BoardSource, Five Barriers to Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Within Boards.

Diversity Institute and CivicAction, Diversity and Inclusion in Non-profit Leadership in Ontario: Are We There Yet? (November 2023).

Emily Field, Alexis Krivkovich et al., McKinsey & Company, Women in the Workplace 2023 (5 October 2023).

Elizabeth Linos, Asymmetric Peer Effects at Work: The Effect of White Coworkers on Black Women’s Careers (November 2023).

Littler Inclusion, Equity & Diversity, podcast, Diversity of Thought: Does It Need Rethinking? (16 February 2021).

Micropedia of Microagressions.

Randall S. Peterson and Heidi K. Gardner, Harvard Business Review, Is Your Board Inclusive — or Just Diverse? (28 September).

Erin L. Thomas, Upwork, A Letter from Erin L. Thomas, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (28 August, 2020).

Lily Zheng, LinkedIn, The term you’re looking for isn’t “diversity of thought.” It’s “productive conflict” (1 March 2023).

Christopher Zou et al., Diversity Institute et al., Experiences of Discrimination at Work (June 2022).

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Canadian Human Rights Commission, The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Policy on Stakeholder Compensation (23 September 2022).

Annahid Dashtgard, Toronto Star, Why white leaders need more racial literacy (6 May 2023).

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, The 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage.

The Johnston Centre – Rotman School of Management, Not-For-Profit Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is It Essentially Window Dressing? (2022).

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Culture and Behaviour Risk Guideline (28 February 2023).

OnBoard Canada, Invited, Understood and Embraced: A Board Governance Toolkit for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.

Ella F. Washington, Harvard Business Review, The Five Stages of DEI Maturity: How to move from promises to results (November – December 2022).

Women’s Executive Network, Moving Beyond Progress to Create Bold Change: A Report on the Representation of Women in Corporate Canada (November 2023).


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