Board Appointee Showcase

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such as Hamilton”

Sonia Kumar, appointed at Lynwood Charlton Centre.

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Board Matching Program Exapands

The DiverseCity onBoard board matching service now serves: Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples, LGBT+, underrepresented immigrants, visible minorities and all women

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DiverseCity onBoard

Working towards ensuring governance boards of non-profit and public bodies represent the population they serve, DiverseCity onBoard connects qualified, pre-screened candidates from visible minority and underrepresented communities to volunteer board  positions.

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Advantage Diversity

Advantage Diversity is a workplace transformation program that will enable you to realize all the benefits of a dynamic, diverse, inclusive organizational culture. We’ve worked with businesses, school boards, police services, front-line social service organizations, healthcare providers and non-profits.

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Community Engagement

HCCI uses its partnerships with diverse communities, organizations, businesses, community groups, elected representatives, labour, and citizens to facilitate dialogue and provide opportunities to build leadership skills and increase civic engagement at all levels.

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Who we are

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is a community based organization with a mandate to create a welcoming and inclusive city.

Current Programs

Community Engagement

Builds community through community engagement, public education, capacity building and advocacy at both individual and institution levels.

DiverseCity onBoard

A board matching service that trains and connects individuals from diverse backgrounds with board opportunities on nonprofit and public boards.

Advantage Diversity

A workplace transformation program that enables organizations to become more successful by embracing the benefits of a skilled, diverse workforce.

The latest from our blog

Meet our new staff member- Sarah Jama

Apr 20, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Jama, who will work as an Outreach Coordinator to support HCCI programs, specifically focusing on DiverseCity onBoard for the coming few months. A recent McMaster graduate, Sarah is no stranger to the Hamilton community and has established herself as young community organizer and civic leader. She is the 2016/17 President of […]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training for non-profit leaders

Apr 19, 2017

The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is collaborating with The Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to implement a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training program for leaders in the non-profit sector. The program will equip leaders in non-profit organizations with skills and tools: – To examine the state of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in […]

DiverseCity onBoard board appointee

Interview with Appointee Sonia Kumar

Apr 5, 2017

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such as Hamilton.” Sonia Kumar, Founder/Owner of Body Brave Sonia Kumar is the founder and owner of Body Brave, a Hamilton-based social enterprise aimed […]

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