Agents of Change

Agents of Change is a one-day event focused on equipping attendees with the tools they need to address the challenges under-represented groups face in the workplace. Women, Indigenous people, racialized people, persons with disabilities, LGBQ+, gender diverse people and newcomers to Canada are under-represented in electricity and often face systemic barriers. We have the power to change this disparity and transform our sector into a paragon of equity.

Agents of Change is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, with a setting for stakeholders at all levels to reflect on their experiences and draw inspiration for the journey ahead. Supported by employers across Canada, this one-day, virtual event consists of a robust line-up of excellent speakers, leaders from the electricity and renewable energy industry with lived experiences, and participants who are committed to sharing their experiences and strategies to create an inclusive workplace.

Attendees include:

  • Executives
  • Human resources management
  • Company champions of diversity and inclusion
  • Those working in functional areas that typically see lower representation of women i.e. trades, engineering, technology.
  • Young employees eager to make a difference
  • Anyone with an interest in improving the electricity sector’s gender equity!

Agents of Change 2021: Forward Together

Agents of Change 2021 will be hosted virtually from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. It will include sessions for collaborative learning, guest speakers and expert panels. Full details will be announced shortly!

Keynote Speaker: Julia Middleton

Julia is passionate about helping people from all backgrounds to develop as leaders and make an active and tangible contribution to their communities and to wider society.

Julia is the author of two bestselling books: Beyond Authority and Cultural Intelligence.

In the autumn of 1989, Julia founded Common Purpose, which has grown to be one of the biggest leadership development organizations in the world. Julia stepped down from the position of Chief Executive in 2019.

In April 2020, she launched Women Emerging from Isolation which she now leads. Julia is also a member of the Advisory Groups of both Common Purpose in Pakistan and the Sky Blue founders Group and is a Patron for Common Purpose of the Europe101 initiative.


Register for Agents of Change 2021

Past Agents of Change

Agents of Change 2019: We Rise By Lifting Others

Agents of Change 2019: We Rise by Lifting Others took place November 13, 2019 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. This event provided a solutions-focused and interactive experience to teach how to foster more diverse workplaces. EHRC invited female leaders, male champions, and everyone in our sector to attend and participate in this important discussion.

Agents of Change 2018: Champions Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

Agents of Change 2018: Champions Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion took place in Calgary, Alberta at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. This inaugural event was partly sponsored by the Government of Alberta and included male and female champions from across Canada.