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.

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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.

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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.
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Meet Our Team

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

Chief Executive Officer

branigan@electricityhr.ca

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

Director of Programs and Development

chapeskie@electricityhr.ca

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

Director of Programs and Development

chapeskie@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Alex has over 10 years of experience in research and postsecondary education specifically, in Physics and Renewable Energy. As a… +
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Alexandre Sosso

Curriculum Developer

sosso@electricityhr.ca

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

Program Manager of Diversity & Inclusion

frissa@electricityhr.ca

Merertu has over ten years of experience in developing strategies and tools for organizations in the private, public and not-for… +
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Merertu Mogga Frissa

Program Manager of Diversity & Inclusion

frissa@electricityhr.ca

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

Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

mould@electricityhr.ca

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

Manager of Stakeholder Engagement

mould@electricityhr.ca

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

Manager of Marketing and Communications

hosselet@electricityhr.ca

Alex is a diverse marketing professional with over 10 years of experience working in non-profits, education, and technology. He has… +
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Alex Hosselet

Manager of Marketing and Communications

hosselet@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Nicole brings over 12 years of experience in project management and employment services to EHRC as the Project Manager for… +
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Nicole Wilson

Project Manager

wilson@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Sarah is a French emigrée and brings her Parisienne sensibilities, along with her excellent project management skills, to EHRC. Sarah… +
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Sarah Jourson

Project Coordinator

jourson@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Anita is EHRC’s Calgary-based Project Manager and Cowgirl-at-Large for Western Canada. She brings a strong background in non-profits and research,… +
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Anita Gara

Project Manager

gara@electricityhr.ca

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

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

moore@electricityhr.ca

Jenna is a communications professional with diverse experience in the non-profit sector. She has worked with small teams and smaller… +
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Jenna Moore

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

moore@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Kim MacLaren brings over 14 years in workplace skills development and competency analysis to our team as Project Manager for… +
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Kim MacLaren

Project Manager

maclaren@electricityhr.ca

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

Kathy Lerette

Senior Vice President, Business Transformation at Alectra

Chair of the Board

Kathy Lerette

Senior Vice President, Business Transformation at Alectra

Chair of the Board

Nirav Patel

Director - Human Resources at Ontario Power Generation

Vice-Chair of the Board

Nirav Patel

Director - Human Resources at Ontario Power Generation

Vice-Chair of the Board

Michelle Johnston

Secretary-Treasurer

Executive Committee Member

Michelle Johnston

Secretary-Treasurer

Executive Committee Member

John Ives

Staff Officer at the Power Workers' Union

Treasurer, Executive Committee Member

John Ives

Staff Officer at the Power Workers' Union

Treasurer, 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 Talent Management at Hydro One

Farah Alexis

Vice President Talent Management 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

Elaina Eifler

Senior Manager, Employee Resource Centre at ATCO Group

Elaina Eifler

Senior Manager, Employee Resource Centre at ATCO Group

Bruce Harris

International Representative at IBEW First District

Bruce Harris

International Representative at IBEW First District

Shasta Kadonaga

Managing Director, Operations Services at TransAlta

Shasta Kadonaga

Managing Director, Operations Services at TransAlta

David Little

Manitoba Hydro

David Little

Manitoba Hydro

Bill McKee

President and CEO at Carleton Electric Ltd representing Electrical Contractors Association Ontario (ECAO)

Bill McKee

President and CEO at Carleton Electric Ltd representing Electrical Contractors Association Ontario (ECAO)

Michael Paunescu

Deputy Director, Policy for Natural Resources Canada

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Michael Paunescu

Deputy Director, Policy for Natural Resources Canada

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Karen Smith

Department Manager – Talent Management at Bruce Power

Karen Smith

Department Manager – Talent Management at Bruce Power

Kevin Weaver

Vice President, Academic at Georgian College

Kevin Weaver

Vice President, Academic at Georgian College

Mark Henderson

President, Grid Smart City & Grid Smart City Cooperative

Mark Henderson

President, Grid Smart City & Grid Smart City Cooperative

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