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Canadian business leaders launch national initiative to fight anti-Black systemic racism

A coalition of Canadian business leaders has announced a strategic partnership for a program to support Black professionals in Toronto's financial district, Bay Street and elsewhere...
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Wes Hall saw no examples of Black corporate leaders talking about systemic racism, so he took action.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve seen business, political, and community leaders across Canada take to social media and the airwaves to condemn anti-Black systemic racism and say they were prepared to do something about it. The problem is, little has happened...
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Goodwill or just for show? As political and corporate leaders speak out against anti-Black racism, some aren't buying their sincerity

In recent days, Karissa Lewis has been fielding calls and messages from senior management at clothing retailer Aritzia after she took to Twitter to suggest the company’s public support of the Black Lives Matter movement was “all for show.”...
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Visible minorities vastly underrepresented in the boardroom, new disclosures suggest

Canadian companies may be making progress on gender diversity, but a Financial Post analysis suggests that the boardrooms of some of the biggest businesses in the country have much further to go when it comes to including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and people with disabilities...
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Kingsdale Advisors' Wes Hall on combatting systemic racism in Canada

The Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn talks to Wes Hall, executive chairman of Kingsdale Advisors, on the BlackNorth initiative, which aims to fight anti-Black systemic racism in corporate Canada...
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Corporate Canada stepping up to help the Black Lives Matter Movement

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Ending Racism: What will it take?

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New initiative aims to address systemic racism in corporate Canada

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Canadian Proxy Firm Kingsdale's Wes Hall Pushes for Diversity With New Group

Wes Hall, a prominent Canadian businessman and chairman of proxy advisory firm Kingsdale Advisors, on Wednesday launched a group to fight racism and improve the representation of black people in boardrooms and executive suites across the country...
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Wes Hall leads new group advocating for more Black executives and board members in Canada

Hall is chairing the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism. CIBC CEO Victor Dodig and Fairfax Financial CEO Prem Watsa and Cisco Systems Canada CEO Rola Dagher are co-chairing...
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CEOs launch initiative to boost Black representation on boards

A group of high-profile Bay Street executives is calling on Canadian businesses to use their economic and social clout to challenge anti-Black racism in Canada and to commit to increasing Black representation in corporate leadership positions...
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In Diversity Push, a Prominent Black Canadian Leads Charge

One of Canada’s most prominent black businessmen is creating a new group to fight racism and push for more black people in the country’s executive suites and boardrooms...
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Canadian proxy firm Kingsdale's Wes Hall pushes for diversity with new group

Wes Hall, a prominent Canadian businessman and chairman of proxy advisory firm Kingsdale Advisors, on Wednesday launched a group to fight racism and improve the representation of black people in boardrooms and executive suites across the country...
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Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism Announces Formation; Launch of BlackNorth Initiative

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism announces the formation of the Council and launch of the BlackNorth Initiative to increase the representation of Blacks in boardrooms and executive suites across Canada.
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When I look in the mirror, I see George Floyd – and so do others

There is no doubt these are uncertain and unsettling times. Our world, struggling to deal with the new challenge of COVID-19, is now forced to confront the age-old scourge of anti-Black racism in a manner it never has before...
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