Background:

The Maytree Foundation was founded in 1982 to reduce poverty and inequality in Canada. Its goal is to build strong communities through initiatives related to immigration, social integration, and diversity.</p> The Maytree Foundation was founded in 1982 to reduce poverty and inequality in Canada. Its goal is to build strong communities through initiatives related to immigration, social integration, and diversity.

Grant description:

DiverseCity onBoard – a program of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, and a joint initiative of Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance – connects highly qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented immigrant communities with governance positions in agencies, boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations across the Greater Toronto Area.

Building on DiverseCity onBoard program’s success in Toronto, and demand from around the world, a grant from the Foundation will enable the dissemination, seeding, and mentoring to partners in other cities in Canada.