onBoard Canada promotes effective leadership for modern governance. We provide affordable, accessible governance training to anyone across Canada. In a growing list of communities, our matching program connects not-for-profit and public sector boards with individuals from groups that have been historically excluded from governance positions, such as Indigenous Peoples, members of the LGBTQ2+ communities, people with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We have facilitated more than 1,000 appointments to date, been recognized by the Intercultural Innovation Awards sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group, and since 2016, have been a program of The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.


DiverseCity onBoard Board Matching program is available to:

  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Members of the LGBT2+ community
  • People with disabilities
  • Underrepresented immigrants
  • Visible Minorities
  • Women

Get Involved

Potential Candidates: Join a Board

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, serving on a board gives you the opportunity to engage at a senior level.

Boards: Find a Board Member

onBoard Canada is designed to connect boards with screened, qualified, and trained individuals who are ready to serve on your governance boards and committees.

Board Governance Training

An easy-to-use, self-paced, online governance training platform that is available to any individual throughout Canada or the world.

Ready to find out more? Visit our website!

Visit onBoard Canada Hamilton's website to learn more about the program and register.

Nationally, more than 800 board appointments have been facilitated by DiverseCity onBoard!

Funding for this project is provided by Edward and Gladys Hallaran Fund through the Hamilton Community Foundation


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