Diversity and Inclusion Specialist


Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) provides a safe space where every girl is empowered to be everything she wants to be. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work with key stakeholders across the country to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion framework which emphasis working with Indigenous Peoples and communities. This is an exciting time to join GGC as we embark on an ambitious three-year strategic plan in pursuit of our vision for “a better world, by girls”!

The Diversity & Inclusion Specialist will drive GGC’s diversity and inclusion strategy with a particular emphasis on working with Indigenous People and communities by:

  • Identifying barriers to attracting and providing an inclusive environment for under-represented communities and populations
  • Developing critical cultural consciousness as an organization; developing and implementing bias awareness and intercultural responsiveness training to meet the requirements of all roles within the organization (Board, staff, volunteers, and Girls)
  • Implementing tailored strategies based on clearly defined under-represented communities and populations including Indigenous Peoples
  • Implementing locally focused strategies within provinces to support diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Reaching out to community groups and agencies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships in support of this strategy
  • Developing and leading Girl Guides of Canada’s reconciliation action plan with Indigenous communities
  • Collaborating with teams of volunteers and staff across the country to develop and facilitate communities of practice in order to share learnings and spread leading practices
  • Working collaboratively with the Manager to develop a training framework and coordinate training for roles across the organization and to develop an evaluation framework for pilots
  • Leading the organization, planning and overall coordination of local pilots including supporting local teams
  • Liaising with local communities, organizations and decision making bodies to develop inclusion best practices
  • Leading/participating on relevant committee, project teams and work groups and write funding reports and briefings as necessary

You should apply if: 

  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic
  • You have demonstrated passion for and expert knowledge of the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • You have experience in designing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs
  • You have work or lived experience developing relationships with Indigenous communities
  • You  possess knowledge of the issues affecting Indigenous Peoples and experience in Indigenous communities
  • You understand the social, cultural, and economic contexts of Indigenous youth through both lived experience and/or professional experience
  • You are a relationship builder and have strong connections with Indigenous communities, partners and stakeholders
  • You are excited about the prospect of getting in on the ground floor to build capacity within an organization
  • You possess great diplomacy and conflict management skills and are not afraid to tackle complex problems and contentious issues
  • You are skilled in coordinating multiple projects
  • You have post-secondary education in a related field combined with 3-5 years’ experience in community work, social services, and/or diversity and inclusion work (or an equivalent combination of education and experience);


  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekends and willing to travel within Canada.
  • Encouraging applicants from outside of the Greater Toronto Area; remote work arrangement will be considered

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by April 29, 2018 to:

Leisa McKenzie – HR Specialist

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada

50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3        E-mail HR@girlguides.ca


Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully.  This commitment to inclusion means our culture, programming, and practices encourage self-awareness and awareness of others; room for difference; and environments where girls and women feel safe, respected, supported, and inspired to reach their potential.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to Human Resources.