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

Vice President of Program 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

Vice President of Program 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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
Paige is a grants administration and cultural services professional with diverse work experience in the non-profit sector. Through previous employment… +
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Paige McDonald

Project Manager

mcdonald@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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Zarina Mujanovic

Administrative Coordinator

mujanovic@electricityhr.ca

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

Administrative Coordinator

mujanovic@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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Grace Kanza

Administrative Coordinator

kanza@electricityhr.ca

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

Administrative Coordinator

kanza@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Feminist Studies from the University of… +
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Emily Griffiths

Project Coordinator

griffiths@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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Vanessa Kalisi

Administrative Coordinator

kalisi@electricityhr.ca

Vanessa Kalisi was born and raised in the land of a thousand hills and a million smiles, Rwanda. She is… +
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Vanessa Kalisi

Administrative Coordinator

kalisi@electricityhr.ca

Electricity Human Resources Canada is a non-profit organization supporting the human resources needs of the Canadian electricity and renewable energy sector.
Pam is a stakeholder specialist and non-profit professional, specializing in managing projects and programs that advance opportunities for under-represented groups.… +
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Pam Flynn

Project Manager

flynn@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

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

John Ives

Staff Officer, President's Office at the Power Workers' Union

Treasurer, Executive Committee Member

John Ives

Staff Officer, President's Office 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 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

Elaina Eifler

Director, Employee Resource Centre at ATCO

Elaina Eifler

Director, Employee Resource Centre at ATCO

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

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

Chief Customer Officer, Util-Assist Inc.

Mark Henderson

Chief Customer Officer, 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

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