Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - VHA Home HealthCare

  • Promeus
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Manager

Job Description

Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization with over 3,000 health care staff and providers serving clients in seven Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in the GTA, London, Ottawa, and Durham. Founded in 1925 as the Visiting Homemakers Association, VHA’s goal is to provide clients with spectacular service when, where and how they want it to support their independence. VHA’s client centered, community-based approach provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. VHA is dedicated to partnering with clients and their families to support an exceptional client experience. With a team of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, personal support workers, home support workers, cleaners, social workers, dieticians and speech language pathologists, VHA is well positioned to provide the highest quality client support at home, and in the community.

The Position

In this newly created role, the Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Manager) will provide leadership and direction to champion and implement the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy in collaboration with VHA’s leadership team.  Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development, the Manager will contribute to VHA’s success by serving as a strategic subject matter expert in implementing and facilitating foundational pillars to enhance and promote a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with a focus on addressing issues impacting those who are Black, Indigenous, racialized persons, LGBTQ2s and people with disabilities. This role will be accountable for driving the efforts to define, assess, nurture, and cultivate diversity and inclusion programs and strategies at VHA in alignment with the strategic plan

Key leadership initiatives for the new Manager will be to:

  • Champion, develop, and operationalize a multi-pronged organizational strategy that supports and builds the foundation necessary for diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and outcomes to become integral components of VHA’s strategy, operations, and culture,
  • Partner with the leadership team, staff, clients, and community stakeholders to ensure that organizational practices and Client Services are provided through the perspective of an anti-racist informed and anti-oppressive lens
  • Build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and community partners including colleagues, clients, government, relevant associations, and industry leaders, by ensuring collaboration and active engagement
  • Coach and advise VHA leaders – shaping their roles as champions and advocates for diversity, equity and. inclusion
  • Engage and support current equity committees, Anti-Black Racism, LGBTQ2s and explore Communities of Inclusion (COIs)/within VHA
  • Support and promote a positive working and learning culture that values all forms of diversity and fosters equity and inclusion through the co-ordination of related policy and program development, special advisory services and resources, communications and training that support organizational and legislative commitments (Human Rights, AODA) and increase awareness of anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion issues
  • Devise key performance indicators to evaluate VHA’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and report on progress.


The successful candidate will have lived experience as a member of the Black, Indigenous and/or racialized persons communities and/or is a person with a disability.  You will bring a deep understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility practices with a demonstrated ability to turn theory into practical and meaningful action and will have a combination of relevant experience and education (for example, human resources, organizational development, sociology, equity studies, social work, adult education). Certifications related to adult education, change management, diversity and organizational development are an asset. You will have exceptional skills in building relationships, promoting collaboration, leading and influencing change, and aligning and implementing programs across the organization. A champion of exceptional service delivery and visionary leader, you will have the ability to improve, develop and realize impactful and embedded diversity and inclusion initiatives, policies, and programs. Please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

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Toronto, ON