Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Manager

Closed @Capital Power
  • EPCOR Tower, 10423 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : September 13, 2022
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  • Job ID 6088

Job Description


Our client, Capital Power (TSX: CPX), is dedicated to powering a sustainable future for people and planet. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, they are a growth oriented North American power producer that creates innovative electricity solutions to electrify the world reliably and affordably while protecting the planet for future generations. They build, own, and operate high-quality, utility-scale generation facilities that include renewables and thermal. They have also made significant investments in carbon capture and utilization to reduce carbon impacts and are committed to be off coal in 2023. Capital Power owns over 7500 megawatts (MW) of power generation capacity at 29 facilities across North America.

Capital Power is passionate about their employees and place their entire wellbeing at the center of their people strategy. They are proud to foster a culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion; recognizing this is paramount to help grow their company and reach their net carbon neutral by 2045 goal. Capital Power is proud to foster an inclusive environment where employees are empowered to be their best, make meaningful contributions and go home safe every day.

For more information on Capital Power please visit their website: www.capitalpower.com


Capital Power is seeking a passionate and collaborative leader for their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) efforts to building an inclusive work environment. Reporting to the Director, People Engagement & Development, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager will have EDI subject matter expertise with a consistent record of effectively implementing and enhancing organizational EDI strategies, programs, and initiatives.

The EDI Manager will be Capital Power’s champion and change agent for EDI across the organization, successfully building and maintaining both internal and external relationships with key partners who want to make meaningful change and build a culture of inclusion.



  • Provide thought leadership to enhance and support the EDI roadmap: accountable for the end-to-end design, development and implementation of an integrated EDI strategy and plan.
  • Develop, manage, and implement equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies for People Services programs, including recruitment, performance management, leadership development, succession, employee engagement, and retention.
  • Build and maintain strategic relationships to support the Talent Acquisition team in creating an employee brand that appeals to diverse applicants and removes bias.
  • Support the development of internal educational programs for EDI.
  • Identify events and training opportunities to promote and advance the company’s EDI initiatives.
  • Support a cross-functional EDI council, that initiates, advises and mobilizes support for initiatives related to EDI and establishes a shared understanding of EDI across the organization.
  • Assists in the development of integrated reporting as it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support the enhancement of existing corporate wide professional development programs as it relates to EDI.
  • Manage vendor contracts and scope of work agreements within described limits.
  • Prepare business cases for the development or sourcing of new programs and/or systems as required.
  • Identify trends and best practices and provide recommendations of new equity, diversity, and inclusion approaches to ensure continuous improvement to People Engagement & Development programs to meet or exceed internal stakeholder expectations, enhance employee satisfaction, engagement, and performance.
  • Develop project plans to manage and/or lead EDI change management and organizational effectiveness initiatives organization wide.
  • Provide input and make recommendations on corporate policies, processes, and programs as they relate to EDI initiatives.
  • Provide input to the People Engagement & Development business plan and direction; leverage an appropriate understanding of the People Services strategy.
  • Develop, implement, and recommend inclusion strategies that will improve organizational effectiveness and business performance.
  • Provide input into organization wide changes from a people perspective (e.g., EDI, workforce planning, organizational effectiveness, engagement, talent development, and succession).
  • Provide expert advice and act as a consultant for key stakeholders including senior-level employees across People Services and all areas of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partners, and providers to enhance buy-in, delivery and success of EDI initiatives.
  • Partner with the communications team to develop internal and external EDI communications that captures a clear and concise vision for the organization.



  • Key EDI metrics are developed to define, measure, and track performance aligning them to the strategy.
  • Build solid, trusting, respectful relationships with the Talent Acquisition team to create alignment in hiring practices with EDI initiatives ensuring strategy objectives are being met.
  • Develop and implement EDI action plan as per objectives identified in the EDI audit.


Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:


  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Education, or Business-related discipline.
  • Education and certification in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion would be an asset.



  • 5+ years of experience in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion including strategy and program development and the facilitation of it.
  • A high level of experience and skill in managing EDI initiatives and knowledgeable of market and competitive trends, EDI principles, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of EDI projects and major initiatives.
  • Strong facilitation experience and presentation skills demonstrated by an ability to deliver subject matter expertise to a diverse audience.


Competencies and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of applicable Canadian and American legislation associated with equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • An ability to build credibility to influence and create change.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to solve problems by collaborating with others to seek input and by utilizing a logical, critical path.
  • Advanced understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion, including how to integrate an equity-minded lens at both the individual and systems change levels.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to write, edit, and review training/program related documents and materials. Ability to explain the complex simply, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, develop, lead, and manage projects of varying complexity.
  • Capability to effectively utilize Microsoft products (e.g., MS Teams, Office) in the development and delivery of programs.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively advocate for change, influence, and collaborate across the organization to address complex and varied organizational challenges is essential.
  • Change enabler who can translate plans into reality, anticipate expectations, and shift behavior.


Personal Profile

  • A change agent
  • Highly collaborative
  • A people service mentality that puts priority in supporting the internal customers and stakeholders
  • Team player
  • Strong relationship builder understanding that change occurs through strong relationships, trust and collaboration
  • Advocate of equity, diversion, and inclusion
  • Confident with unquestioned personal and professional integrity
  • Highly accountable
  • Displays ethical leadership
  • Respectful of others
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Leads by example
  • Strategic and operational performer
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment


An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Edmonton, Alberta


Capital Power operates in a hybrid office environment or facilitating in a classroom or virtual setting with the successful individual residing in Metro Edmonton or surrounding area with understanding that to be effective, you will need to be in the office to build relationships and be collaborative. Minimal travel to Capital Power locations (plant & office environments) is required as needed to facilitate training/learning sessions with employees.


For the opportunity to join Capital Power in the role of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AYXN-783805.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Stacey Laing at 587-200-0114 ext. 104.

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit: www.profoundtalent.com



ProFound Talent is a woman owned and operated business, recognized and certified by Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We pride ourselves in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives in our recruitment processes and in our work environment, where every individual feels valued and respected. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to which you may confidentially share your accommodation needs at time of application. We will adjust our processes to ensure you have an inclusive, fair, and respectful experience that allows you to represent yourself in your unique and most authentic way.


* We thank all applicants for your submissions, however only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *