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Employment Opportunities

WR is  an inclusive non-for-profit organization that provides exceptional support and programs to women and their children who have experienced abuse. We are guided by a  feminist and anti-oppression/anti-racism philosophy. We are seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager to oversee and lead a full spectrum of human resources services and programs in both a union and non-union environment.

Reporting to the Executive Director and as a member of the Management team you will provide overall HR leadership to the organization. You will oversee the development and implementation of HR policies, programs and services. You will collaborate with the Management team to develop and implement strategies that support people and organizational needs as well as the implementation of the HR operational plan.

 You will establish and maintain positive employee/management and labour relations, employment practices, compensation and benefits, HRIS. You will be responsible for recruitment and onboarding, training and development, performance management, grievances, legal compliance, and employee communications. You will administer all aspects of payroll and benefit compensation. You will be the staff resource on the HR committee of the Board of Directors.

You will have direct supervisory responsibility for a small staff team.

What makes you successful in this role:

  • You are respected as a strategic, big picture thinker who believes in what’s possible and supports it with data, facts and analysis.
  • You demonstrate initiative and innovation.
  • You provide solutions to challenges and follow-through by facilitating or leading solution implementation.
  • You are proactive with quick decision-making skills while maintaining sound judgement on HR related matters.
  • You are an outgoing and  passionate leader who coaches and develops team members to achieve their career goals, fostering a high performance, highly engaged team.
  • A collaborative partner with a track record on delivering results and meeting commitments as promised.
  • You are reliable, adaptable and efficient in a fast paced environment


  • Recommend, develop, and implement an HR plan which aligns with the organization’s strategic plan and ensure achievement of operating plans and budget.
  • Work collaboratively with Management on the development and implementation of the labour strategy, and the collective bargaining process, and manage the grievance process on behalf of organization.
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with union representatives and staff
  • Serve as the Management lead on the Labour Management Committee and participate in collective bargaining negotiations
  • Ensure equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion best practices are maintained.
  • Provide guidance to management and oversee the consistent delivery of best HR practices
  • Lead the recruitment of talent including developing job descriptions, postings, conducting interviews and liaising with hiring managers, ensuring equitable, diverse and inclusive assessment and hiring practices.
  • Develop dynamic and innovative programs for onboarding, orientation, training, and retention to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Oversee all mandatory staff training on an on-going basis and coordinate program specific training with Program Director
  • Oversee health and safety programs and processes to ensure compliance.
  • Lead and oversee compensation including benefits administration oversight, payroll administration, tracking of personal needs/vacation/sick time for all employees and annual compensation reviews.
  • Manage all HR policies including ongoing maintenance and continuous improvement to ensure relevance, accuracy, and compliance.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor and collaborator with the management  team to build, foster and model values, culture and leadership philosophy; ensure this is embedded in all actions, decision making and communications throughout the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and/or a Human Resources Diploma
  • Certified Human Resources Professional designation preferred
  • Experience in violence against women and not for profit organizations an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant demonstrated management experience in building and managing people including employee relations and collective bargaining.
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of not-for-profit best business practices.
  • Proven and consistent track record of meeting human resource and organizational development goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of people management and labour relations as it relates to the Violence Against Women sector and a unionized environment.
  • Expert knowledge of employment, labour and health and safety legislation.
  • Adept at conflict management and resolution
  • Commitment to confidentiality and good interpersonal boundaries
  • Strong computer proficiency, including the Microsoft Office suite, human resources information systems, payroll systems, etc.
  • A warm, dynamic, and engaging interpersonal style, with a strong ability to develop, grow and nurture professional, productive working relationships with all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to identify organizational needs and to conceptualize, initiate, coordinate, and manage the implementation of solutions in response to the needs.
  • Self-starter, a builder and thought leader with strong initiative, creative ideas, enthusiasm, and focus.
  • Desire to work effectively with and value people of all abilities and backgrounds.
  • Emotional maturity, good judgment, professionalism, respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to make thoughtful decisions and always represent the organization with honour and integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); listening and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize duties and multi-task within a complex, fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment.


  • Some flexible time required for evening meetings and events.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Persons Sector).

Job Types: Permanent, Hybrid


  • High degree of job satisfaction through opportunity to effect positive change for women
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extended health benefits
  • RRSP matching plan
  • Generous vacation plan with 4 weeks to start

WR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.   Please advise if we can assist you in your participation in this interview process.

Please note that WR qualifies for a Human Rights exemption to hire women only.

Please provide cover letter and resume no later than 4 pm on February 28th, 2024 to the attention of:

Jackie Chahley
Executive Assistant
Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes

Please note only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Women’s Resources is a woman-led organization that provides shelter, counselling, resources and referrals to women and their children who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence. We are currently seeking an Outreach Counsellor to join the Community Services Team. This is primarily a daytime position Monday to Friday inclusive of some evening hours.  

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in social work, counselling psychology or related, demonstrated trauma counselling expertise, a feminist analysis of abuse & violence against women and the proven ability to carry a counselling client caseload. Additionally, the candidate will have ASIST, NVCI, First Aid & CPR & provide proof of a vulnerable sector CPIC.

While the majority of this position involves providing hourly counselling sessions, it will also include the occasional design & facilitation of workshops, support groups or community information events. Public speaking ability is expected. Candidates will need to demonstrate excellent note taking, letter & report writing skills and conduct other documentation all within an electronic data base.

Candidates must have a driver’s license & access to a vehicle. Only those candidates that have three COVID-19 vaccinations will be considered. WR welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter & resume via email only to Bella Alderton, Program Director at balderton@womensresources.ca before 4pm on Friday, March 1, 2024. Interviews will take place in person.

**Women’s Resources has a Human Rights exemption to hire only women candidates.

Please note only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.