Lead, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Work Area: 
Lead, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Reporting to the Director, Strategic Recruitment and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Lead, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) serves as an internal expert and advisor for workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. The position leads the development and execution of initiatives that achieve Providence Health Care’s (PHC) annual equity, diversity and inclusion strategic priorities in order to achieve a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace that enables every member of our diverse community to thrive. Under the leadership of the Director, assists in the development, implementation and review of policies, practices and procedures to advance PHC’s commitment to an equitable and inclusive workplace.

The Lead is change agent who inspires others and plays the roles of catalyst, advisor, collaborator, implementer and educator. The Lead is part of the PHC EDI Delivery Team and works closely with the Office for Strategy and Results and Corporate Communications.


Sound knowledge of federal and provincial human rights and employment policy and legislation relevant to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Proven commitment to working with and supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour), women, trans, Two-Spirit, gender non-binary and non-conforming people and communities.
Demonstrated intersectional knowledge and understanding of issues of; sexism, misogyny, racism, cissexism, transphobia, heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, classism, White supremacy, anti-Black racism, colonialism, and settler colonialism.
Demonstrated ability to manage engagement with diverse stakeholder groups in complex, sometimes ambiguous and decentralized organizations.
Strong understanding of change management, project management and communication key principles and best practices to develop and oversee large scale change initiatives.
Ability to apply change management methodologies in the design and development of various programs, frameworks and tools.
Superior writing, speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to apply good judgment and political expertise to communicate sensitive information to, and collaborate with, a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Proven team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills to facilitate critical thinking and problem resolution.
Demonstrated ability to foster creativity, innovation, and systems thinking in strategic planning involving cultural shifts and large scale change initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops, meetings, and events with multi-level and multidisciplinary staff to achieve effective outcomes.
Ability to operate related equipment, including relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

PHC serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care while investing in world-class research and education. Our commitment to anti-racism, equity and social accountability is essential to our ability to provide exceptional care experiences and to drive research and academic excellence, while our deeply held values of human dignity, compassion, excellence, community and inclusivity drive us to continuously nurture an inclusive environment.
PHC is committed to creating a workplace culture where everyone feels valued and welcome to be themselves; where they are empowered to share different perspectives to inspire creativity and innovation. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. Human Resources, Sociology, Communications, Education, Business Administration, Law, etc.).Minimum of five (5) years of progressively more responsible diversity, accessibility and inclusion experience in a work environment, including experience in implementation of and supporting diversity committees and employee resource groups and program planning. Formal training or certification in EDI, fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, building global competencies, and/or intercultural communication. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Life or work experience in frontline, grassroots or community social justice organizing is an asset.


Working with the Director, leads the development and implementation of PHC’s annual equity, diversity and inclusion work plan, including reporting on measureable outcomes.
Manages the development and completion of EDI projects and initiatives.
Plans, schedules, and oversees a system for tracking EDI metrics and maintaining statistics for reporting purposes.
Facilitate internal taskforces, committees or working groups.
Evaluates EDI program effectiveness by measuring outcomes and determining whether the EDI objectives have been achieved.
Leads the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement strategies.
Engages staff and medical staff and external partners to build awareness, desire, and knowledge around equity, diversity and inclusion in order to foster personal and organizational change.
Partners with Human Resources Advisory Services and Recruitment team members and other internal stakeholders to develop and provide ongoing leadership for policies, programs, practices and initiatives that support PHC’s commitment to an equitable and inclusive workplace. These include de-biasing hiring and promoting; ensuring respect and non-discrimination; responding to reports of racism and other forms of harassment.
Plays a consultative and facilitator role for internal teams on topics such as inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, equity, dimensions of diversity, and social identity.
Work collaboratively with all PHC departments, services and programs to develop partnerships, adopt new practices and inspire others.
Coordinates and delivers workplace equity, diversity and inclusion focused events for staff and medical staff.
Coordinates and delivers workplace equity, diversity and inclusion learning programs for staff and medical staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned.