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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Bilingual Advisor, Data Equity (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the Data team in the Chief Information Officer Sector, where we enable each employee to embrace strategic risks within established limits. In this role, you will be providing guidance on solutions to close data gaps that prevent us from understanding the impact of race on housing conditions in Canada and identify the nature and extent of disparity in economic and housing outcomes for marginalized groups in Canada. By providing guidance on upskilling and building capabilities with an equity lens, you will play a key role in helping promote equity and fairness at CMHC.



• Guide the development of data policy solutions to reduce the gaps in economic and housing outcomes while monitoring progress.
• Develop qualitative and quantitative equity/race-based data and tools to enrich CMHC's understanding of actual lived experiences.
• Lead the development and implementation of equity/race-based data acquisition capabilities, including use of survey instruments and administrative data within and outside of CMHC.     
• Drive innovation in the development of new approaches and products as they apply to economic and housing data with an equity/ race-based lens.   
• Provide input into preparation of reports, briefing materials and deliver presentations on data options and solutions related to equity.  
• Build and maintain internal and external partnerships for the purpose of equity/race-based data acquisition.
• Lead scoping and brainstorming sessions with business lines on use of equity/race-based data and analysis to capture business objectives and prioritize opportunities.  


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Business Organizational Behavior, Education, Instructional Design, Statistics, Economics, or any other related quantitative, policy, or behavioral field.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience demonstrating a commitment to serving diverse populations/communities representing a range of social, economic, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. 
• Sound knowledge of and experience with survey methods and processes, statistical skills to oversee the provision of high quality data and analytics. 
• Strong understanding of anti-oppression frameworks and familiarity with contemporary theories around identity, race and intersectionality.  
• In depth knowledge of public and private sector best practices with respect to equity/race-based data, policy analysis and development.  
• Advanced critical thinking skills, integrative skills and creativity to drive innovation.     
• Experience in design, governance and implementation of equity/race-based data collection and data and analytics-based strategies.   
• Advanced leadership and change management skills.     
• Strong oral and written communication skills, including influencing, negotiation and presentation skills. 
• Bilingualism (French and English)

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in field such as Sociology, Business Organizational Behavior, Education, Instructional Design, Statistics, Economics, or any other related quantitative, policy, or behavioral field.
• Experience in developing and writing effective proposals for resource support.
• Knowledge and connection to current academic and practitioner networks in Canada around equity/race-based data collection and/or equity-based data in relation to housing. 
• Knowledge of Policy development in government environments.


Note: This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates from the following communities: People of Colour, Black or Indigenous. Lived experience will be considered as an asset.

Posting closing date:
Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 5384  

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

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