Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Organizational Development - Lakeridge Health

  • Mirams Becker
  • Mar 22, 2021
Full time Director

Job Description


Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Organizational Development

Lakeridge Health     

Lakeridge Health is Durham Region’s acute care provider, offering one of the broadest and most comprehensive ranges of acute care services in the province. With five hospitals, four Emergency Departments, a residential treatment centre and more than a dozen community health care locations, Lakeridge Health is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and best experience for patients and their families. Lakeridge Health is home to several regional specialty centres, including the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Pinewood Centre for addictions and mental health, and The Shoulder Centre. Lakeridge Health also provides regional eye care, mental health and chronic kidney disease services to residents of Durham Region and beyond. Supported by a dedicated and compassionate team of more than 7,700 physicians, nurses, health care professionals and volunteers. Lakeridge Health provides care, treatment and support to more than 680,000 people living and working in Durham Region.

The Director, Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Organizational Development is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and measurement of: i) internal and external activities to support the organization’s commitment to address racism and discrimination and an equitable environment for all; and ii) an approach to talent acquisition, talent management, engagement, and organizational development that promotes diversity, inclusiveness and equity both within the workplace and the communities that we serve. The Director will have a keen understanding of how inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility contribute to the development of a healthy, engaged, accessible and equitable workplace, and an accessible and acceptable health care system that brings about positive health outcomes in the population. Guided by principles of accountability, transparency, and trust, the Director will support Lakeridge Health to move towards a more inclusive, equitable, and just organization for team members, and a recognized leader and ambassador of change in the Durham Region.


  • Graduate degree in a relevant area of study, preferably with a focus on dispute resolution, human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of leadership experience (or several years’ progressive experience) in a health services or academic environment preferred;
  • Expert level knowledge of anti-oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks including the ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas of expertise to support future planning and strategy;
  • Successful record of advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within a complex organization;
  • Demonstrated experience and competence in developing targeted training to diverse groups;
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health and how to utilize this knowledge to build a more inclusive, equitable, and preventative health care experience for the patients and communities we serve;
  • Knowledge of healthcare needs and practices within diverse populations;
  • A thorough understanding of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and relevant legislation/case law;
  • Familiarity with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the organizational obligations associated with this legislation;
  • Excellent communications skills, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence;
  • Experience with complex report writing at a senior level;
  • Ability to demonstrate achievement of goals and or vision through measurable and observable outcomes;
  • Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Compassion, Innovation, Teamwork and Joy; and,
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety, and participates in regular in-service in this area.

To express your interest in this meaningful leadership opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to For additional information contact Hayley Becker at 647-267—8170 or

Lakeridge Health and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons. Lakeridge Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. 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. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.

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Oshawa, ON