About Us

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is the most trusted source of human resources insight, programs, and tools to help the Canadian electricity industry.

Addressing the needs of our sector, together.

Connecting & Convening

Bringing together employers, workers, labour, educators, government and other stakeholders.

Industry Research

Understanding Canada's electricity workforce and anticipating the needs of tomorrow.

Actionable Solutions

Thought leadership that creates programs, resources and tools to address the needs of our sector.

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.

Our Vision

Keeping the lights on in Canada by preparing and empowering a world-class workforce for the entire electricity industry.

image

Our Mission

Working to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry in meeting current and future needs for their workforce—one that is safety-focused, highly skilled, diverse and productive.

image

Our Values

We are a values-driven organization, committed to the improvement of our sector, the growth of Canada’s economy, and the stability of our power grid. Our core values are:

  • Collaboration: Working with all stakeholders in Canada’s electricity for our mutual benefit.
  • Trust: Forging relationships and products built on unwavering integrity.
  • Innovation: Leading the industry to be future-ready.
image

Meet Our Team

image

Michelle Branigan

Chief Executive Officer

branigan@ehrc.ca

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in project management, human resources development, recruitment, and curriculum development and evaluation, both… +
image

Michelle Branigan

Chief Executive Officer

branigan@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Mark Chapeskie

Vice President of Program Development

chapeskie@ehrc.ca

Mark is a modern Renaissance man that oversees the programming at EHRC. He has managed research and programs to transfer… +
image

Mark Chapeskie

Vice President of Program Development

chapeskie@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Marie Mould

Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

mould@ehrc.ca

Marie has over 30 years of experience in business development, marketing and communications, strategic planning, project management, customer service, human… +
image

Marie Mould

Senior Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

mould@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Anita Gara

Project Manager

gara@ehrc.ca

Anita is EHRC’s Vancouver-based Project Manager and Cowgirl-at-Large for Western Canada. She brings a strong background in non-profits and research,… +
image

Anita Gara

Project Manager

gara@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Kim MacLaren

Competency Consultant

maclaren@ehrc.ca

Kim MacLaren brings over 14 years in workplace skills development and competency analysis to our team as a Competency Consultant… +
image

Kim MacLaren

Competency Consultant

maclaren@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Zarina Mujanovic

Administrative Coordinator

mujanovic@ehrc.ca

Zarina Mujanovic is EHRC’s Administrative Coordinator, keeping everything organized! Coming from a diverse experience of education in Political Science and… +
image

Zarina Mujanovic

Administrative Coordinator

mujanovic@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Grace Kanza

Administrative Coordinator

kanza@ehrc.ca

Born and raised in Belgium, Grace is a leading expert in innovative public-private multi-stakeholder governance models, from shaping social initiatives… +
image

Grace Kanza

Administrative Coordinator

kanza@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Emily Griffiths

Junior Project Manager

griffiths@ehrc.ca

Born and raised in Ottawa, Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Feminist Studies from the University of… +
image

Emily Griffiths

Junior Project Manager

griffiths@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Austin Rogers

Marketing Coordinator

rogers@ehrc.ca

Austin is an integrated communications generalist with over 10 years of experience in internal & external communications across agencies, not-for-profits,… +
image

Austin Rogers

Marketing Coordinator

rogers@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Opeoluwa Aina

Project Coordinator

aina@ehrc.ca

Opeoluwa brings a strong background in project administration and coordination from previous employment opportunities. She enjoys improving her soft skills… +
image

Opeoluwa Aina

Project Coordinator

aina@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

James Murray

Project Coordinator

murray@ehrc.ca

James brings a diverse range of experience to EHRC. A history major with a concentration on the Rise of Nationalism… +
image

James Murray

Project Coordinator

murray@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Murtaza Ahmed

Project Manager

ahmed@ehrc.ca

Murtaza is a project management and grants writing professional with over 9 years of experience in non-profits. He has extensive… +
image

Murtaza Ahmed

Project Manager

ahmed@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Sandiswa Sotashe

Business Development Representative

sotashe@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Sandiswa Sotashe

Business Development Representative

sotashe@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Yoana Turnin

Project Manager

turnin@ehrc.ca

Yoana (she/her) joined EHRC in 2022 and looks forward to continuing to use her broad range of project management experience… +
image

Yoana Turnin

Project Manager

turnin@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Executive Assistant with over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of industries including retail and pharmaceutical. Strong work ethic,… +
image

Brigitte Levasseur

Executive Assistant

levasseur@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Dragana comes to EHCR with 15 years of experience in managing projects in supporting the integration of immigrants into local… +
image

Dragana Mrdjenovic

Project Manager

Mrdjenovic@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Victoria Verroen

Project Coordinator

Verroen@ehrc.ca

Hailing from London, Ontario, Vicky brings a broad range of career experience to EHRC. During her time spent in the… +
image

Victoria Verroen

Project Coordinator

Verroen@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
image

Sara Cummings

Project Manager

cummings@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Sheldon has a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from Carleton University. He has worked as an economist, policy analyst… +
image

Sheldon Polowin

Economist

Polowin@ehrc.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Back

Board of Directors

Kathy Lerette

Chair of the Board

Kathy Lerette

Chair of the Board

Nirav Patel

Vice President, Human Resources at Ontario Power Generation

Vice-Chair of the Board

Nirav Patel

Vice President, Human Resources at Ontario Power Generation

Vice-Chair of the Board

Michelle Johnston

President at the Society of United Professionals

Executive Committee Member

Michelle Johnston

President at the Society of United Professionals

Executive Committee Member

Tom Goldie

Past Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committees

Tom Goldie

Past Chair of the Board, Chair of the Governance and Nominations Committees

Norm Fraser

Utility Advisor at Ellerslie Consulting Ltd

Past Chair of the Board

Norm Fraser

Utility Advisor at Ellerslie Consulting Ltd

Past Chair of the Board

Lyne Parent-Garvey

Chief Human Resources Officer at Hydro Ottawa

Lyne Parent-Garvey

Chief Human Resources Officer at Hydro Ottawa

Farah Alexis

Vice President of Talent and Culture at Hydro One

Farah Alexis

Vice President of Talent and Culture at Hydro One

Al Clark

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs at Natural Resources Canada

Chair of the Business Committee

Al Clark

Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs at Natural Resources Canada

Chair of the Business Committee

Bruce Harris

International Representative at IBEW First District

Bruce Harris

International Representative at IBEW First District

Michael Paunescu

Deputy Director, Policy for Natural Resources Canada

Observer

Michael Paunescu

Deputy Director, Policy for Natural Resources Canada

Observer

Karen Smith

Director of Talent Management at Bruce Power

Karen Smith

Director of Talent Management at Bruce Power

Kevin Weaver

President & CEO, Georgian College

Kevin Weaver

President & CEO, Georgian College

Mark Henderson

President, Util-Assist Inc.

Mark Henderson

President, Util-Assist Inc.

Charlene McQuaid

Vice President of Human Resources at Nova Scotia Power

Charlene McQuaid

Vice President of Human Resources at Nova Scotia Power

Jennifer Whyte

Grievance Staff Officer, Power Workers' Union

Jennifer Whyte

Grievance Staff Officer, Power Workers' Union

Kevin Burgemeister

Vice President Operations, Electricity Division, Atco Electric

Kevin Burgemeister

Vice President Operations, Electricity Division, Atco Electric

Marcia Perry

Vice President People & Talent, TransAlta Corporation

Marcia Perry

Vice President People & Talent, TransAlta Corporation

Back

Contact Us