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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.

Chief Equity Officer (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.

Committed to dismantling systems of oppression, anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, and racism more broadly, we are  firm on deepening our work in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It is within this spirit that we invites applications and nominations for our  first-ever Chief Equity Officer (CEqO), a role that will give a passionate leader the opportunity to weave EDI throughout the very fabric and strategy of the organization—work that will further enhance the employee experience while bettering the lives of Canadians.


Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Policy and Innovation, and as a member of the Sector Management Team, the CEqO will help to set strategic direction for the sector, and establish plans, priorities, and objectives as it relates to CMHC’s equity and anti-racism commitments. The incumbent will also help to shape an overarching vision and strategy for equity at CMHC, embedding an equity presence in all that the company does.  




The new CEqO will have a deep and abiding commitment to tackling systemic issues affecting historically marginalized employees, as well as the communities served by our institution; promotes a culture of respect, equity, and fairness; and, delivers positive outcomes that permeate the organization.  We are reputed for being able to understand, appreciate, and interact with a wide range of audiences, and we develop and present information compellingly in an effort to bring people along.


Minimum qualifications:

The incumbent will  possess a university degree or college diploma in a related discipline (e.g. equity studies, social justice, sociology, public administration, law, etc.), or a combination of education, training, and experience, and is able to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages.



CMHC is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that includes Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population.


Interested applicants must send their resume to Helen Mekonen or Jason Murray by e-mailing








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: 5292  

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Charlottetown (PE); Edmonton (AB); Halifax (NS); Moncton (NB); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Quebec (QC); Saskatoon (SK); St. John's (NL); Thunder Bay (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC); Winnipeg (MB); Yellowknife (NT)

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