by Bartley Kives
Originally published: May 14, 2017
The City of Winnipeg is poised to take a small step toward improving the diversity of its various boards and commissions.
Right now, city appointees to 22 municipal bodies — including the Winnipeg Police Board, the Winnipeg Arts Council and the Board of Adjustment — fill out a voluntary declaration that asks whether they're male or female, Indigenous, a visible minority or disabled.
The city collects this information to see whether the diversity of its boards matches up to the diversity of the city overall and, if necessary, take measures to attract a broader pool of applicants.