Get on Board introduction video
CBDC is the leading Canadian organization advancing diversity on Canada's boards in order to help drive increased shareholder value. How do we define diversity?
The Council's definition expands the traditional board definition of industry experience, management experience, functional area of expertise, education, geography and age to also include such considerations as ethnicity, gender and aboriginal status.
Canada’s future competitiveness depends on ensuring more boards of directors are comprised of directors who are the most qualified in a greatly-expanded talent pool.
The Council does not support the introduction of quotas in Canada to achieve this goal. We support a made-in Canada approach: collaboration with the corporate director community, our growing group of member companies, governments, academic institutions, aspiring directors, individual shareholders and institutional investors to speed up the pace of change.
I have experienced the value of diversity; in my opinion, diversity of opinion, background and perspective adds value to organizations of all sizes – we need to encourage diversity at all levels of every organization from the Board of Directors to the frontline employees.
President and CEO,
Iron Ore Company of Canada