Alectra Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship 2022

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Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship with The Directors College

The DeGroote School of Business and Alectra are pleased to announce that applications for the 2022 Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Scholarship are now being accepted. The scholarship will offer more racialized individuals the opportunity to attain governance education and certification, by completing The Directors College Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program, a DeGroote Executive Program.

“At DeGroote, we recognize the importance of supporting our diverse community. We are thrilled about the opportunity to foster a more inclusive environment as a result of this partnership,” said Dr. Khaled Hassanein, Dean DeGroote School of Business. “We are grateful for Alectra’s contribution to our shared values and are enthusiastic about welcoming future scholarship recipients to our program.”

Alectra will be funding the annual scholarship, awarded to one Ontario-based individual who identifies as racialized, each calendar year between 2021 and 2025 and will cover all five modules of the C.Dir. Program.

“Equity, diversity and inclusion are embedded in Alectra’s culture. Breaking down barriers and expanding possibilities through this scholarship program will provide under-represented individuals with new tools to lead,” said Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc. “It’s an important step in achieving greater diversity for today and in the future.”

The 2022 scholarship application window is now closed. The decision for the 2022 scholarship recipient is still on-going and once a decision is made, we will share with the winning applicant. The winner will be eligible to participate in 2023 C.Dir. Program Modules.

This scholarship is open to candidates who self-identify as part of Indigenous or racialized groups, which are underrepresented on corporate boards. In addition to the general assessment factors, the following will be considered:

  • Efforts on behalf of the identified community including but not limited to leadership roles.
  • Commitment to social purpose and/or involvement in charitable or community sectors.

The Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program is a globally recognized, university-accredited professional designation providing individuals with the knowledge and insight to be effective board members. This scholarship program will support board diversity and emerging leaders moving ahead.

“The Directors College is pleased to partner with Alectra to offer this scholarship opportunity. We believe in the value of encouraging fresh perspectives in the boardroom that can challenge conventional wisdoms and lead to more impactful outcomes,” said Dave Mammoliti, Managing Director of The Directors College and Executive Programs at the DeGroote School of Business. “Our program continues to demonstrate its leadership in governance education by enabling recipients to gain the knowledge and skills to become more effective board members, while helping create a more racially diverse and inclusive governance landscape.”

In 2020, Alectra launched an internal ED&I policy and developed an Anti-Racism Campaign. These efforts have grown beyond company walls and into communities by supporting several local anti-racism initiatives delivered through activism, community building, education and scholarships.  Alectra also launched AlectraCARES, an award-winning initiative to creating meaningful and measurable social, environmental and economic benefits, now and for the future.

For more information and to read the complete list of eligibility requirements for Supporting Diversity: The Alectra ED&I Scholarship, please see below.

  • Eligibility
  • Application Instructions
  • Certification and Attestation Form

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