Bilingual Data Stewardship Community of Practice Lead (Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto)

Job Requisition ID: 9474  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON)

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): BBB 

Salary: Our salaries generally range from $ 97692.52 to $ 122115.65 and are based on qualifications and experience. 


About CMHC

At CMHC, the work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to realize a future where everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and meets their needs.


Our people are second to none. We lean in with courage, band together as a community and try new things to make a lasting impact on housing from coast to coast to coast.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation
  • Annual individual performance bonus 
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one
  • Support in your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more – because when you thrive, we thrive
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with Employee Resource Groups and more
  • A hybrid work model that lets you balance working from home and nurturing in-person connections by coming into your region’s office at a minimum of 4 days a month.


About the role

Join the Enterprise Data Office where we lead digital transformation to accelerate housing affordability. CMHC is building a robust data stewardship practice from the ground up. A key member of this transformation, The Community of Practice (CoP) Lead is responsible for developing, implementing, and leading CMHC’s enterprise-wide Data Stewardship Community. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing strategy, planning, implementation, monitoring and learning for the community of practice.


What you’ll do: 

Strategy / Planning: 

  • Complete strategic planning, in line with corporate data strategy, to create and maintain implementation plans. 
  • Support the development of the Data Stewardship Framework.



  • Lead the development and execution of short-, medium- and long- term tactics for the implementation of the community; Develops and delivers the communications plan; Liaises with various business lines and management levels to promote data stewardship and its value to increase adoption. 
  • Operationalize the Data Stewardship framework, ensuring roles and responsibilities are executed in alignment with the data governance policy, directives, and standards. 
  • Lead the implementation of stewardship roles within the community, including business and technology stakeholders.
  • Implement the community governance, aligned with the stewardship framework, and coordinates cadence of meetings with the community, including development of agendas, creating and collecting materials and managing presenters (as applicable).



  • Guide members with a view to obtaining certifications, accreditations and/ or other items that are relevant and desirable for their roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead the utilization of Data Management and Governance technology tools.
  • Develop training materials and guidelines and procedures.



  • Apply change management and communications techniques to introduce and maintain engagement in the community.
  • Develop a measurement framework, including monthly indicators to determine engagement and improvement of the community/stewardship service offering.


What you should have:  


  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Data Science, Analytics, Information Management, or related fields combined with a minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in leading others through change or managing communities of practice OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Data Stewardship and/or Data Governance.
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills (written, verbal and cross-cultural communication skills), including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles as well as communicating messages that have the desired effect.
  • Bilingualism (English and French)
  • Demonstrated negotiation, influencing and relationship building skills.


It would be great if you also had:  

  • Experience in training or event communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and supporting Communities of Practice.
  • Change management experience or certifications.



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




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and daunting, and we appreciate your effort. Learn more about our hiring process.  If you are selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!