Five Good Ideas co-editor Ratna Omidvar appointed to the Order of Canada!

Coach House is proud to congratulate Ratna Omidvar, president of Maytree Canada and co-editor of recent Coach House title Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success, on her appointment to the Order of Canada!

At the end of 2011, the new members of the Order of Canada were announced, and Ratna Omidvar joined her fellow editor Alan Broadbent, in recognition for her years of social service.

Ratna Omidvar is president of Maytree, a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programs. Under Ratna's leadership, Maytree has been recognized for its commitment to developing, testing and implementing programs and policy solutions related to immigration, integration and diversity in the workplace, in the boardroom and in public office.

In 2006, she was appointed to the Order of Ontario and, in 2010, the Globe and Mail profiled Ratna as its Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship. In fall 2011, she and Maytree chairman Alan Broadbent edited Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success, a business book for the non-profit sphere published by Coach House Books.

For more information on Ratna, visit Maytree Canada's news item on her Order of Canada appointment. And to see the list of 2011 Order of Canada members, click here.

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