Corporate Director, Labour Relations – Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

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Baycrest is a global leader in senior’s residential living, health care, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. One of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, and an academic health science centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for older persons combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and established healthcare professionals. Through its commercial and consulting arms, Baycrest is providing its sought-after expertise and innovations to other health care and senior living organizations, both in Canada and internationally.

Corporate Director, Labour Relations

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Human Resources, the Corporate Director, Labour Relations is a key member of the Human Resources (HR) leadership team. The Director works collaboratively with the Vice President and CHRO, key leaders in each of the Baycrest corporate entities, for the Hospital, and all the members of the HR team to develop, support and advance HR strategic priorities and ensures the HR department, safety and the Workforce Relations team, meet client service needs. The Corporate Director is the chief negotiator for staff collective agreements and is responsible for strategic labour relations decision making, overseeing the administration of collective agreements, grievance and issue management and the administration of policies, procedures and best practices in connection with employee relations and employment-related matters pertaining to all staff. In addition, the Corporate Director provides leadership to the safety program at Baycrest and leads the design and deployment of comprehensive safety programs founded on sound data analysis and industry best practices, ensuring consistency in program execution across all Baycrest entities.

Career Experience & Core Competencies

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as being a Certified Human Resources Leader (‘CHRL’ certification is preferred). They will possess a minimum of ten years of senior labour relations experience, with a proven track record of success in a multi-bargaining unit setting; experience managing a team of individuals carrying out a diverse range of activities; have previous experience in a multi-union, non-profit organization, particularly a complex health care facility (Hospital and/or Long-Term Care facility) is preferred. They will have demonstrated experience as a chief spokesperson in collective bargaining and in developing bargaining strategies. Experience in labour relations in the public sector, and labour relations particularly within a healthcare environment would be an asset.

To Apply

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence, or email Penny Mirams at

Baycrest Centre and Mirams Becker are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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