EHRC Launches Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity for the Canadian Electricity Industry

EHRC Launches Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity for the Canadian Electricity Industry

Ottawa, ON – March 8th, 2017 – Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women, today announced EHRC’s newest initiative to support the increased representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector.

The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity for the Electricity Industry is a public commitment by employers, educators, unions and governments to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations. Whether it’s through recruitment, retention or governance practices, the signatories to this Accord acknowledge that united action is required to ensure the support of women in the industry, along with equality and fairness for the entire workforce.  Several industry leaders have already signed on to the accord as founding partners, including Ontario Power Generation, Alectra Inc., Hydro Ottawa, the Power Workers’ Union and a host of others.

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