Job Posting 94511

Senior Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
closes in 30 days (Fri, 30 Jun)
full time

A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes. 

Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes! 

Role Overview 

Reporting to the Executive Director, People & Culture, this role will provide centralized expertise and guidance all areas of the organization, identifying opportunities for best practices related to DEI.  This role will partner with stakeholders to facilitate the integration of inclusion,  Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) within our policies, programs, and services, as well as for staff, and will be called upon to offer expertise and guidance to internal and external stakeholder groups (people with Diabetes, volunteers, providers, the Board, etc).Ensuring that diversity and inclusion strategies and programs are embedded within Diabetes Canada’s processes and communications.  

Location: 1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. A flexible work agreement policy is in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remotely with an opportunity to work in-office. Employee must be available to meet the needs of the National Team. 

This role includes, but not limited to:  

  • Define and develop a 12-18 month plan aligned to the organization’s strategic goals around it’s IDEA vision.  
  • Act as a subject matter expert to the organization in the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as those areas identified in the long-term strategy.  
  • Build a framework to identify and report on development opportunities and present solutions aligned to Diabetes Canada’s core values and purpose.  
  • Track and report on key data that reflect gaps and opportunities in the IDEA policies, programs, and processes, recommending improvements when necessary.  
  • Offer advice and share perspective, insights, and knowledge to enable relevant decision-making and strategic priority setting.  
  • Provide expert advice to leaders, hiring managers, and other equity- or inclusion related committees offering knowledge and guidance to lead diverse teams, supporting employees to be, and do their best.  
  • Maintain and create a calendar of IDEA education for staff and Board members via guest speakers and other mediums.  
  • Lead IDEA workshops, training, onboarding sessions and other education sessions.  
  • With the support of a Senior Leader, offer hands-on leadership of the employee IDEA committee by chairing meetings, tracking deliverables and offering & executing ideas.  
  • Interpret legislation such as the Employment Standards Act and Occupational Health & Safety Act, with a strong understanding of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario’s Human Rights Code, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and related legislation.  
  • Support various departments in addressing systemic barriers within practices, programs, and access to education and services, to better reach all people affected by Diabetes.  

The ideal candidate possesses:  

  • University Degree or College Diploma in a related field (eg. Human Resources, Diversity Studies, Social Work, Social Justice), and/or equivalent relevant experience.  
  • Preference will be given to those with lived experience of equity-seeking concerns, along with the challenges that come with inequity as an Indigenous or racialized individual, a person with a disability, and/or a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ or another under-represented community  
  • 5-10 years hands-on experience designing policies and frameworks that support EDI initiatives  
  • CHRP, CCIP or equivalent would be an asset  
  • Work experience in a similar industry would be an asset 
  • Strong cross-cultural, communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully approach, build trust, listen, and communicate across multiple cultures, communities, and levels of employees and leaders. 
  • Excellent project/program management skills; successful execution of EDI initiatives from start to finish (follow through). 
  • Proficiency in MS Suite of applications. Strong excel skills. 

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You 

  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes. 
  • An entrepreneurial environment, working for a national organization where you feel valued, recognized and rewarded. 
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture. 
  • Competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP and company-match Pension/RRSP.  
  • Flexible work agreement policy allowing employees to work on a remote and/or hybrid schedule. 

At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. 

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at  

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note: Diabetes Canada is not accepting recruitment agency/firm referrals.

Safe Place to Work - Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.

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