Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

Job Posting #871253
Position: Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
Site: UHN wide
Department: Diversity and Mediation
Reports to: Senior Manager Diversity
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (with some flexibility)
Status: Permanent full-time (to start as soon as possible)

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

About the Role:

The Manager Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility, UHN will be of a member of a team committed to advancing a community of belonging for all stakeholders at UHN.


To provide strategies’ to expand existing cultures of respect for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility at UHN. The role includes advancing adherence to human rights, equity, identifying and dismantling systemic barriers across UHN. The role includes consultation, engagement, guidance; policy development, education and awareness initiatives in alignment with UHN’s strategic priority of empowering and investing in a diverse TeamUHN.


  • University degree related to Equity Studies, Human Rights, Human Resources, Law, Humanities or Social Sciences or Public Administration or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of frontline experience within a large, unionized public sector environment.
  • Superior understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act and associated equity seeking legislation, regulations, anti-racism, anti-Black racism, critical disability, gender, race and anti-oppression theories.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the Alternate Dispute Resolution strategies including Mediation, Facilitation and/ reconciliation techniques.
  • Superior analytical skills, ability to prepare concise comprehensive reports and present investigation findings.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with sensitive, contentious, confidential information with sensitivity, good judgement and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with various stakeholders and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills, facilitate training sessions and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure in order to meet frequent deadlines; and
  • Proficient computer skills, databases, presentation packages, case management software, email, and internet;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills. Highly developed, and problem-solving skills;
  • Sound judgment, broad understanding and an inclusive approach to building consensus, solving problems and relationship building.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with various stakeholders, motivate people, diffuse escalating situations and put people at ease.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the demonstrated ability to deal effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Record of satisfactory on-the-job experience.

Other Preference:

  • Lived experience as a member of an equity seeking group.
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with historically oppressed communities, navigating institutional resistance and leading equity and anti-oppression work and/or demonstrated experience influencing positive change in the field of equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity, preferably within a comparable organizational structure.

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: February 4, 2021 Closing Date: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted. To receive a copy of the job postings in an alternate format please contact:

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