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Director of People and Equity

Organization Name Dufferin County Dufferin County
Industry Municipal Government
City Orangeville
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID DC0921-DPE
Organization Overview / Background

The County of Dufferin is an upper-tier municipality that sits on the Greater Toronto Area fringe, about 100 km northwest of Toronto. It is primarily a rural county with three urban settlement areas: Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Shelburne. The region is well known for its rivers, rolling hills, and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. The UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Niagara Escarpment, and the world-famous Bruce Trail run through Dufferin, offering spectacular vistas and hiking opportunities. Home to over 61,000 residents, the area boasts fabulous restaurants, shopping, and amenities.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of People and Equity will bring strategic vision, an inclusive leadership approach, and a commitment to corporate-wide collaboration to the senior leadership team. The Director of People and Equity will lead and direct work identifying and removing barriers in the workplace for individuals or groups who traditionally experience marginalization, oppression and/or racism, including Black and Indigenous peoples, other racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. This position will oversee the People and Equity Department by providing guidance and direction. The Director will act on their own authority or on the authority delegated by the CAO.

Position Profile

The ideal candidate for the Director of People and Equity has a relevant university degree, and at least six (6) years of progressive management experience in working to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within large organizations or with representative agencies or communities. They will have experience working with diverse stakeholders, including within the not-for-profit sector, social organizations, community groups, businesses, education, health care and other community stakeholders, as well as experience working with elected officials or boards. Previous financial oversight responsibility as well as proven experience in fostering effective and inclusive teams is a must.

If you have the ability to be a trusted advisor by engaging meaningful, trust-based relationships with diverse populations, as well as knowledge and understanding of various legislation including Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario Health and Safety Act, Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act, this role may be perfect for you.

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Search & Application Process

Please submit your resume and related information online to Kartik Kumar Legacy Executive Search Partners at by 11:59 P.M on Sunday, October 10th, 2021.  

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


As an organization, we have made a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and are at the beginning of this journey. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, and the importance of creating an environment that embraces and supports these. We are committed to creating and fostering a workplace where all employees, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, and disability feel a sense of dignity and belonging. As such, we seek to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees with a variety of identities and backgrounds, in order to better reflect the growing diversity of our region.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Legacy Executive Search Partners and Dufferin County throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of job selection and will not be used for any other reason.

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