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.

Designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, Agents of Change brings together a unified commitment to creating safe, equitable and inclusive workplaces for everyone. This national gathering provides a virtual forum for employees and leaders at all levels to share their stories and the innovative strategies that are inspiring change, with measurable impact.

This year’s theme, “Forward Together”, is driven by the need to prompt larger conversations about how efforts to build inclusive workplaces must consider diversity from a holistic perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a range of inspiring speakers and engage with their industry colleagues at our unique Tea-Time networking event, where frank discussions and knowledge sharing will be encouraged!

Agents of Change 2021 will be hosted virtually from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Attendees include:

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

Agents of Change 2021: Forward Together


10:00 – 10:50  Welcome Presentation and Keynote
10:50 – 11:45  Panel Discussion 1: Why it’s Important to Accelerate the Pace of Change
11:45 – 12:15  Lunch break
12:15 – 1:00  Panel Discussion 2: Making Diversity and Inclusion an Enterprise Priority
1:00 – 1:10  Agents of Change Award Presentation
1:10 – 2:00  Panel Discussion 3: Being an Agent of Change: Leadership that Makes a Difference
2:00 – 2:15  Afternoon Break
2:15 – 3:00  Keynote Address with Q & A
3:00 – 3:50  Tea Time Networking
3:50 – 4:00  Closing Remarks

For full schedule and speaker details, click here!

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Our Sponsors


Society of United Professionals


Canadian Union of Skilled Workers
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In-kind Sponsors

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WaterPower Canada
Kerrwil Publications
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in supporting this dynamic event and demonstrating your organization’s commitment to building inclusive and equitable workplaces? Contact Manager of Stakeholder Engagement Marie Mould for opportunities

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.