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Advisor, Equity Office

City of Brampton

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted November 14, 2021.

Job Description


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POSTING NUMBER:  104181          


HIRING SALARY RANGE:  $92,190.00 – $103,714.00 PER ANNUM






The Equity Office at the City of Brampton will focus on identifying and removing barriers in the workplace and community regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigrant status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, level of literacy, language and/or socio-economic status. Reporting to the Manager of the Equity Office, the Advisor will work to support the development and implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy using knowledge and expertise in this area to identify gaps and barriers. The Advisor will support projects related to the creation, implementation and evaluation of the strategy. This incumbent will conduct research, prepare reports and presentations on ongoing work to ensure alignment with the Equity office mandate and goals while liaising with various community groups and internal and external stakeholders.



  • Conducts research and analysis, including benchmarking and best practices along with stakeholder engagement and consultation activities to support the development of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for the Equity Office.
  • Leads project studies to support the development, and delivery of diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • Provides support in the development and introduction of change as well as reviewing, evaluating and recommending options on changes to policies and processes. 
  • Evaluate and monitor through various outcome measures the Equity Office’s progress in achieving diversity and inclusion in the delivery of its strategy, while ensuring project expenditures are maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Using excellent communication and organizational skills, will develop Council reports, research existing and new tools, resources and methodologies to identify new diversity initiatives.
  • Support the management of the planning, progress and completion of diversity and inclusion projects including assisting the Anti Black Racism Unit and the ongoing Indigenous Reconciliation work.
  • Use interpersonal strengths to establish networks and build strong relationships internally and externally with external agencies, community groups, educational institutions, and leaders on diversity and inclusion priorities.
  • Represent the Diversity and Equity office at corporate, intergovernmental, multi-sectoral and public meetings, to develop stakeholder engagement activities and communication strategies that highlight the City’s corporate directions concerning the diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation.
  • Assist in preparation of the procurement process to select and hire external vendors when required.



  • Provides Support and provide guidance and recommendations on applying a diversity and equity lens to programs, polices and services
  • Use interpersonal strengths to establish networks and build strong relationships internally and externally with external agencies, community groups, educational institutions, and leaders on diversity and inclusion priorities.
  • Builds and strengthens positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, cross-functional departments, team and management to ensure a thorough understanding of role and function of the Equity office.



  • Ensures documentation (reports, correspondence, training materials, etc.) reflects research, best practices and leading edge models to achieve successful results. 
  • Provide management with updates and status on issues or concerns relating to diversity and equity and provide recommendations on changes to processes and policies.
  • Prepare management reports, presentations and general ad hoc information as required accurately by established timelines.
  • Create and maintain documentation and ensure necessary sign-offs and approvals meet policies and confidentiality when working on diversity projects.


  • Conduct research and analysis using internal and external resources to gain insight of market trends, current programs, processes, policies and practices to support management and recommend ways to improve business processes, service solutions and best practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of collective agreements, City policies and practices, legislation, regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 


  • Use of effective resource and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.



  • Work well within diverse groups in support of operational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate corporate values at all times.
  • Participate as a member of cross-functional team.
  • Provide support/backup as necessary.




  • Degree or Diploma in a professional discipline relevant to the job function such as Diversity and Inclusion, Sociology, Social Work, Business or combined equivalent of education and experience.
  • Graduate degree in related field is an asset.
  • 3 – 5 years experience in related field, including the development and implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives, preferably in a large complex organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation activities with the ability to build effective networks, partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in research methodologies, developing measurement tools and analyzing data to support programs and services, embedding a diversity and inclusion lens.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development of tools and resources to apply an intersectional diversity lens to programs and services.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, groups & organizations (i.e. ethno-cultural, equity-setting, racialized, faith-based, LGBTQ+, vulnerable, marginalized, youth, etc.) Knowledge, experience and commitment to equal access, equity and diversity.
  • Understanding of the intersectional complexities of identity through a lens of anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, gender identity and expression, and issues surrounding sexual violence.
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in developing reports, engaging presentations, and briefing notes for council and senior leadership.
  • Ability to collect, organize, test and analyze complex information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent organizational and project/program management skills with the ability to meet competing priorities and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical skills and political acumen in assessing and analysing issues pertaining to gender equity.
  • Project Management and/or change management certification is considered an asset. 


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.






Job status: Permanent

Job Type:   Management and Administration


Applications must be received by:  May 31, 2021


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.





As part of the corporation’s Modernizing Job Evaluation project, this position will undergo an evaluation which may result in a change to the rate of compensation.  Any changes affecting this position will be communicated as information becomes available.


If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above quoting reference #104181 by May 31, 2021 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. 



The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially