Director of Human Resources - peopleCare

  • Mirams Becker
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Human Resources

Job Description

Director of Human Resources

peopleCare has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the eighth year in a row. We are a growing family owned, mission driven, values-based organization that provides outstanding care and exceptional experiences in long-term care and retirement living. Our staff are engaged, enthusiastic and strive to exceed expectations. We encourage out-of-the box thinking and ideas and are always looking for talented people who embrace change with a positive attitude. Offering great wellness and recognition programs is important to us.

We are also accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest award possible through Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program. This distinction is thanks to the efforts of our outstanding team of skilled and dedicated individuals working collaboratively with our partners to drive excellence in operations, care, and services. Noted as a great place to work, other strengths include our investment in leadership development and staff education, high level of engagement in our communities, and building meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships to address staffing shortages and drive positive systemic change.

These are exciting times at peopleCare, as we are growing fast as we continue to expand our horizons and seek new opportunities to raise the bar in Changing the World of Senior Living. That’s where your talents and ideas come in! If you enjoy challenges and working with people – and want to create meaningful experiences for our residents, families, staff, and partners – then apply to the great opportunity below.

peopleCare is currently seeking a Director of Human Resources, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Leadership Support Team.  As the Director, Human Resources, you will provide strategic and operational leadership in all matters relating to human capital and labour relations, supporting the organization to deliver on its mission, vision and value proposition.  Partnering with the senior leadership team and the HR operational leads in peopleCare’s Homes, the HR Director drives superior business outcomes and enables a strong and engaged organizational culture.

Leadership, Strategy & Planning:

  • Leads organization-wide HR strategic initiatives from current state to the desired future state through idea generation, planning, design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Manages, coaches and develops direct reports.

Talent Acquisition: 

  • Oversees attraction, recruitment, onboarding and retention of staff.

Labour Relations:

  • Plans and leads negotiation process for all collective agreements for the organization and manages the overall labour strategy to ensure compliance with industry trends and positive management outcomes.

Health and Safety:

  • Develops and implements supporting policies, practices and systems that comply with relevant legislation, health and safety and other statutory regulations including but not limited to: The Long-Term Care Homes Act and Regulations, Employment Standards, Public Health directives, Ministry of Labour Requirements etc. 

Culture & Engagement:

  • Lead and develop a culture in the organization’s care communities consistent with organization’s Mission, Vision, Values and brand standards, so team members are engaged to deliver the best care to their residents.

Knowledge, Skill & Experience:

The ideal candidate for Director, Human Resources will have the ideal combination of the following knowledge, skills and experience:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field 
  • Must have CHRL designation 
  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience with a proven track record of success as a strategic and creative organizational leader in roles that have involved responsibility for strategic Human Resources and Labour Relations delivery in a complex operational environment (unionized and non-unionized) 
  • Proven track record of developing high performance cultures and directly contributing to the enhancement of the overall business results 
  • Deep subject matter expertise and a comprehensive understanding of progressive Human Resources policies, strategies and processes, and related legal context 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence the business in a decentralized and centralized environment
  • Proven expertise in the area of talent management and organization development with a track record of successfully implementing and sustaining these programs 
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and mentoring with strong interest in development of others
  • Approachable leader who has proven to be an exceptional influencer with the ability to build strong relationships and excellent communication (written/verbal) 
  • Ability to analyze various forms of data, synthesize information ability to anticipate future trends/consequences and create innovative strategies and flexible plans 
  • Ability to communicate and display a high level of professionalism in-person, verbally and in written formats
  • Ability to communicate the key principles of leadership behavior which allow for the successful integration of strategic plans 
  • Ability to successfully negotiate resolutions among senior leaders to reach a common understanding and achieve strategic goals 
  • Strong organizational analysis and business acumen
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (with vulnerable sector screen) result 

To Apply

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to by no later than November 26, 2021.  Candidates will be considered immediately.  For additional information contact Sarah Adams at

peopleCare Communities 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.

peopleCare Communities 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.

Job Category

Human Resources


Waterloo, ON