Director, People and Culture

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

  • Permanent
  • Ottawa, ON

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Director, People and Culture
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Location: Ottawa

CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in paediatric health and is home to nearly 4,500 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Within its own walls and through partnerships with community providers, CHEO has transformed from a 20th Century acute care hospital into a 21st Century integrated child and youth health system. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure, CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that’s provided where, when, and how it is needed.

In 2024, CHEO was named the second-best place to work in Canada and the best place in health care by Forbes Magazine.

The CHEO campus is in the midst of the most important transformation in its 50 years history, with significant capital projects that will create adequate space to better serve the children and youth from Eastern and Northern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut.  Part of CHEO’s growth and transformation includes its workforce as the organization seeks to retain experts, expand the team, and foster linkages to the community.

Reporting to the Chief Talent Officer (CTO), the Director, People and Culture plays a central role in fostering CHEO’s excellent workplace environment. You will lead a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement progressive human resources practices that align with organizational needs, current and future, while ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, employment legislation, and collective agreements. As Director, you will be relied upon to act as a trusted business partner, providing expert advice on areas of HR operations and HRIS, compensation and benefits, engagement and recognition, organizational and leadership development, talent acquisition and workforce analytics in support of operational and financial responsibilities, increased people engagement and enhanced HR service delivery.

As the ideal candidate, you are a Master’s-prepared leader with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in key areas of human resources, ideally within a similar, unionized healthcare environment. You are a collective problem solver whose strong advisory, and decision-making capabilities make you a trusted partner to management in times of change. Your exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to forge and maintain relationships make you an effective leader, mentor, and partner to your team and stakeholders alike. Experience in a unionized environment as well as fluency in both official languages will serve you well.

If you are interested in this impactful leadership opportunity with one of Canada’s most respected paediatric healthcare organizations, please contact of Boyden at 613-744-4838. To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to For any queries, please reach out to Claire Leroux and Kate Ralston at and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

CHEO is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.