On March 19th, the interim Board of Directors for Cider Canada / Cidre Canada voted to join the 50-30 challenge put forth by the Government of Canada.
The 50 – 30 Challenge asks that organizations aspire to two goals:
- Gender parity (“50%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management; and
- Significant representation (“30%”) on Canadian board(s) and senior management of other under-represented groups, including racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community. The program and participants recognize that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as founding peoples of Canada are under-represented in positions of economic influence and leadership.
Cider Canada / Cidre Canada will be building these goals into the Bylaws of the new assocation, as the organization believes in the importance of representation of all Canadians in leadership positions within the cider industry and beyond.
Learn more about the challenge here – https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/07706.html