Board Diversity Toolkit


The ICD has a suite of programs and services available to help you on the path to diversification.  Below is a selection of initiatives that may assist you with your diversification efforts.  

Director recruitment 

ICD's board opportunities practice can help you find a slate of board candidates to meet your board composition requirements.  Our service is free to use, open to non-members and can be accessed by contacting Sheldon Mahabir, smahabir@icd.ca, 877-593-7741 x237.



Board diversity policy template

The Institute of Corporate Directors and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP have created a complimentary board diversity policy template designed to help companies meet gender diversity disclosure requirements and to provide a tool for boards to begin or further their process of diversification.



Board diversity resources

Several resources on board diversity have been selected from ICD's governance library to help you advance your diversity journey.  Find information resources on diversity disclosure, diversity how-to guides, board composition and board evaluation.  Members have access to the full suite of governance resources available in the library as well as ICD's complimentary and confidential research service, ICD BoardInfo.  


Education programs

ICD's educational programs, such as the Directors Education Program, supports the principle of diversity thorough its teaching and materials.  Educational programs are offered across Canada and are available for directors at all levels of their board careers.




National network 

Join ICD's national network of board leaders as they discuss issues of critical importance to Canada's director community.  Targeted programs such as our recent webinar on board evaluation may also help you with your diversity journey.