Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that researches human resources challenges and opportunities in the electricity sector — and develops tools to address them. As the pre-eminent thought leader and change agent for all strategic HR discussions in the sector, EHRC works alongside partners and members to strengthen the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet current and future needs for their workforce – one that is highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse and productive.
EHRC has been the national voice of the Canadian electricity industry. It is the only national electricity organization that supports HR and skills development and ensures all industry stakeholders across Canada have a voice.
EHRC’s specific objectives are to:
- Conduct and disseminate valuable research about human resources in Canada’s electricity industry
- Help the industry create and sustain a skilled and diverse labour force
- Promote awareness of career and employment opportunities in the industry
- Develop partnerships that better enable the industry to meet its human resources needs
Further information on EHRC is available at www.electricityhr.ca.
EHRC has been working diligently to recognize the value of gender diversity and increase the representation of women in the Canadian electricity sector. One of EHRC’s initiatives to support the increased representation of women as skilled workers is the Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity (The Accord). The Accord was launched on March 8, 2017 with the support of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of women, along with several Accord signatories and advocates. Due to increased demand, the scope of the Accord has now opened beyond the electricity sector to include organizations from any sector that wishes to advance the cause of women in their industries and organizations.
The Accord provides a platform and calls for a public commitment by employers, educators, unions, and governments to promote the value of diversity and inclusion within their organizations. It is the premise of the Accord that to effect systemic change a bold vision is required by leaders – those at the top of an organization need to set the standards for others to follow.