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Electricity HRC

Electrical Business now an EHRC “Advocate” for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It’s official! In a recent signing ceremony, Electrical Business Magazine became an Advocate of Electrical Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, thereby pledging to “actively engage in outreach and promotion of the Accord and the principles for which it stands”.

Meet one of Nova Scotia’s first journeyman electricians

Back in 1968, when she was 18, Lorraine Deuville helped her then-boyfriend (now husband) rewire a house in their Truro community. “And I thought, ‘Gee, this is something I could do!’.” Now 72, Lorraine is still on the tools and can’t imagine doing anything else.

Championing women in renewables: Joanna Szarek Osawe

Joanna is the president & CEO of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), whose mission is to “advance the role and recognition of women working in the energy sector, inclusive of all renewable energy and clean technologies”. When I first met her, WiRE was just a budding organization with big plans... and an even bigger heart.
Electricity HRC

Moving Forward on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Workplace Diversity is not just a trending buzz phrase, it also has the potential to transform business culture and improve opportunities for all employees. Join us for our signature DEI event with speakers from Canada, Britain and the US, who will share their personal stories and insight on how to effect measurable change.

This year’s theme is “Forward Together”, reminding us that everyone has a role to play in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

All welcome!
» Register today
Gender-equity best practices

“It’s audacious. But it’s doable” – Gender-equity best practices

Female participation in the skilled trades among electric utilities remains painfully low. We speak with Manitoba Hydro’s Angela Driver and Hydro Ottawa’s Lyne Parent-Garvey, plus CEA’s Justin Crewson, to learn what the Canadian Electricity Association is doing to help change that. » WATCH
Electricity HRC

Meet some of the women “powering up” Canada’s electrical sector

Several Canadian women give us an intimate account of their journeys as female electrical professionals in this Special Feature. “These women, and their varied career paths, show us how determination and the desire to succeed are not limited to any one gender”. » Meet Cara, Lana, Loreena, Kelly & Mackenzie

Female? Indigenous? Find work in the nuclear industry trades

A program led by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries and the First Nations Power Authority aims to help train female and Indigenous workers for skilled trades careers in the province’s nuclear energy sector. » Learn more

Indy Butany-DeSouza is Elexicon’s new president & CEO

“Her experience in leading business transformation and aligning the character of a recently merged organization will build on the success Elexicon Energy has achieved in its early years of transformation.” » Meet Indy

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