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Canada is struggling to make gains for diversity and inclusion at the highest levels.

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A new study from Montreal, conducted by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, has confirmed that women and visible minorities are poor represented in Canadian positions of power. According to HRM online:

“Canada is struggling to make gains for diversity and inclusion at the highest levels. The study, led by researchers from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, of more than 3000 senior leaders across six sectors – elected, public, private, voluntary, education and appointments to agencies, boards and commissions – found women accounted for just 31% of the roles. Visible minorities fared even worse. Despite making up more than one-fifth of the population (22.5%) just 6% of senior leaders came from that part of the population. …

This research also found significant variances between sectors and within sectors in Greater Montreal. Women represented 47.2% of appointments to agencies, boards and commissions, but were only 15.1% of the leaders in the largest private sector organizations analyzed. Within the private sector, almost one third had no women in senior management roles while 5.6% had over 40%.”  

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Source: HRM Online

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