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November 19, 2013
Highlights from the 2013 Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) Empowering the Future Today Conference

This year’s event attracted delegates from across the country, industry, educational institutions, unions, government and media. Click here for more conference highlights!

Findings from Renewing Futures were also released; learn more! Results from this national renewable electricity human resource research project indicate strong growth in future employment opportunities in Canada’s renewable electricity workforce ans calls for national human resource collaboration amongst industry participants to meet future labour requirements. 

“The Renewing Futures reports provide the renewable electricity sector with reliable and valuable human resource data and analysis outlining future industry growth and the lack of skilled workers available  to meet the demands,” said EHRC’s CEO, Michelle Brainigan pictured below (right) with The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada and Minister for Multiculturalism, along with Diane Obam Dallaire, Senior Project Manager for Renewing Futures.

“Our Government’s top priority is creating jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity. That is why we are taking action to address the paradox of too many  Canadians without jobs and too many jobs without Canadians,” said The Honourable Jason Kenney

Below, The Honourable Minister Kenney along with Michelle Branigan EHRC CEO, and Norm Fraser, Chair EHRC and COO, Hydro Ottawa:

” Canadian have a great interest in a reliable, robust and clean energy system. The renewable electricity industry has a critical role to play in reaching these objectives” said Ted Kantrowitz, Chair of the Renewing Futures National Steering Committee; pictured below. “Intelligent, well-trained workers will be key to our country’s success in building  this system. The Renewing Futures study and action plan sets the stage to effectively equip workers to meet the renewable electricity industry’s needs in the medium and long terms.

The results of the research will inform ongoing analysis, which will in turn provide market intelligence for firms, educators and policy makers. To find out how you can obtain your copy of the reports click here.

Here are some more highlight snap shots from the Renewing Futures Panel Discussion:

Above: Gary Thompson Vice Chair Renewing Futures and Supervisor, Generation Planning & Transmission Capacity, Toronto Hydro.

 Above: Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association


Above: Bill Empey, Managing Director and Partner, Prism Economics & Analysis

Above: Don Jardine, Academic Chair, NSCC, School of Trades & Technology


Above: Diane Obam Dallaire, Senior Project Manager, EHRC along with The Hourable Jason Kenney 

 The findings of the Renewing Futures Research are now available; to learn more click here.



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