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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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EHRC Announces 2015 EHRC Award of Excellence for Leader of the Year

Ottawa, ON – November 26, 2015 – Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Canada’s leading source for human resources research and tools for the Electricity and Renewable Energy Industry, today announced that Mr. Don MacKinnon, President of the Power Workers’ Union, has won its Leader of the Year award. Mr. MacKinnon will be honoured at EHRC’s 10th anniversary luncheon on December 9th in downtown Toronto, at the St. Andrew’s Club.

Mr. Don Mackinnon will be honored at EHRC’s 10th anniversary luncheon with the largest industry players expected in attendance. The event will also feature keynote speeches from Mr. Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Ms. Cathy Sprague, Executive Vice President, Bruce Power.
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EHRC and Government of Canada Launch Career Mentorship Program for Women in Electricity Industry

Ottawa, ON – May 12, 2015 – Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), today announced Connected Women ─ a national mentorship model for women seeking to enter or advance in the electricity and renewable energy industry. Funded by Status of Women Canada, the program will be piloted with graduates of Alqonquin College’s Women in Electrical Engineering Technology program (WEET).

Partners include Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, Manitoba Hydro and Hydro Ottawa, along with Women in Nuclear-Canada (WiN), International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (IBEW), Power Worker’s Union (PWU), University of Toronto, Electrofederation and WESCO. To learn more about the project and our partners click here

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Status of Women Canada To Develop Mentorship Model For Women In Electricity

Ottawa, ON – April 23, 2015 – Today Hydro Ottawa hosted the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary – Centre, who announced Government of Canada funding for a project to increase opportunities for the advancement of women in the electricity sector.

Electricity Human Resources Canada will develop and test a sustainable mentorship model that will help women advance in the electricity sector. The project will engage women working in the industry, who will identify the barriers to opportunities and advancement, as well as any gaps in programs and services. The organization will work with local colleges, and industry stakeholders including private companies, to develop a mentorship model that will be tested in Ontario and Manitoba. To learn more about the project and our partners click here.
Press release: Status of Women Press Release

EHRC, Industry and Employment Ontario Join Forces to Attract Women to Careers in Electricity Industry

Shortage of workers in Electricity sector represents major opportunity for women

Ottawa, ON–August 11, 2014 – Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), today announced its Bridging the Gap project, a public / private initiative that aims at increasing the representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector, in Ontario and nationally… Read More

Canada’s Renewable Energy Industry Faces Critical Shortage of Skilled Workers

EHRC labour market research confronts pressing HR issues with 12-point strategic plan for Industry, Government and Educators

Ottawa, ON–March 4, 2014 – Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), Canada’s leading source for human resources research and tools for the Electricity Industry… Read More

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