ACCA Professional Development Event


Wednesday, March 20, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 PM   NEW TIME!
Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto AND Online

As Arts Consultants often engaged in strategic planning and governance topics with our clients, we find that the topic of board diversity is top of mind for boards, stakeholders, and public and private funders. Join us for this ‘in conversation’ with ACCA member Keely Kemp and Cathy Winter of onBoard Canada as we discuss practical approaches and intentional planning to achieve board diversity and inclusion, followed by an open floor Q&A and lively discussion.

About our speakers:

Keely Kemp

Keely is the founder and President of CultureCap, a business services agency for the creative industries.  We “bridge culture and commerce,” providing a suite of much-needed business services to creative companies in music, film & TV, interactive digital media and performing arts, as well as festivals, conferences, trade associations, NGOs, and government. CultureCap’s talented team of experienced professionals provide a rich variety of consulting services: strategic planning and facilitation; business planning; organizational management and governance; research; data analysis and benchmarking; project management; cultural policy and planning.

Keely is the co-founder of Across the Board 50/50 by 2020, a movement to pursue gender parity on boards in the Canadian music industry. Her collaborative approach to working with boards is having a tremendous impact for all stakeholders. She knows how to move around the roadblocks and create consensus with stakeholders to achieve the shared vision.

Cathy Winter

Cathy Winter leads the National and GTA onBoard Canada program. Prior to joining DiverseCity onBoard, Cathy was a long-serving Senior Manager in the Ontario Public Service. Cathy currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Board of the Canadian Opera Company. Cathy is a former National Board Member, YMCA Canada, and has served on several of its committees including Governance, Policy and Advocacy, and World Relations. She is a former Member of the Anne Johnston Health Station, where she chaired the Nominations Committee and was a Member of the Strategic Planning and Quality Committee.

She is a former Member of the Allocations and Agency Services Committee of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees, and other United Way of Toronto committees.

Cathy holds a Masters of Economics and a Masters of Industrial Relations.

ACCA Members – $0 | Non-members – $20