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Chief Human Resources Officer

Requisition ID: 192947 

Position Number: 4546169

Posting End Date: February 1, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Corporate


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the WRHA, the CHRO leads the design, development and implementation of progressive human resource programs and practices, ensuring the recruitment, development and retention of qualified people necessary to achieving excellence in client-centred care, education and research in the WRHA.


As a member of the Executive Leadership Team and as part of a provincial health ecosystem, the CHRO advises on a wide range of human resource issues for the organization and provincially, and actively participates in problem solving and decision-making for a variety of strategic and operational issues.


The CHRO is an evolving position and requires strong leadership skills and the ability to build and lead high-performance teams.


The CHRO oversees the management of human resource services across several locations while supporting the integration of service delivery and new initiatives throughout the organization.


The CHRO also works closely and collaborates with Shared Health and its strategic and operational areas of responsibility that support the WRHA.


A proven strategic change leader, the ideal candidate will bring to this role a masters degree in human resources or business administration complemented by a minimum of 15 years senior experience leading the human resource function in a large, complex, multi-location, multi-disciplinary and unionized organization.


The successful candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of the full spectrum of human resource services and programs, how they are interdependent and how they support the successful achievement of organizational goals and objectives.


A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is considered an asset. Individuals who are invigorated by the opportunity to lead a large, complex people function and who understand how human resource practices support achievement of organizational goals, will want to explore this rare opportunity.



This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


TO APPLY: Please submit your resume in confidence to Lillian Wong, Senior Manager, MNP at Lillian.Wong mnp.ca by February 1, 2021.

A copy of the full position profile is available at https : www.mnp.caencareer-opportunitieschief-human-resources-officer-winnipeg-regional-health-authority.


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