Inclusion & Diversity Summer Student

Internship @Ontario Securities Commission in Government
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  • Post Date : February 12, 2024
  • Apply Before : March 8, 2024
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  • Job ID 32258

Job Description

Who We Are

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, to foster capital formation, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

We offer a diverse, fair, and flexible work environment and take pride in our challenging and rewarding work.

What We Do

The mandate of the Human Resources and Corporate Services Branch is to establish and sustain a foundation for the responsible stewardship of OSC resources supporting organizational effectiveness and productivity through: enterprise wide business planning; monitoring and reporting on corporate performance; strategic workforce management; enterprise emergency response and business continuity planning (ERBCP), records and information management, corporate project coordination; knowledge management, workplace design and facilities management; staff health, safety and security; and the overall design and implementation of a positive employee experience. The Branch is comprised of the following business units: Human Resources and Organizational Development; Business Planning & Reporting; Administration; Knowledge Services; Records & Information Management; and Inclusion & Diversity.

The Opportunity

The Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) function plays a key role in realizing the OSC’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. The Inclusion and Diversity manager oversees the ongoing development and implementation of corporate inclusion, and diversity strategies and programs.

  • Reporting to the Manager, Inclusion and Diversity, the Inclusion & Diversity Summer Student will be involved in a variety of initiatives, including:
  • Conducting research (e.g., comparative research into leading and best practices of other organizations’ I&D maturity) and preparing related materials, such as presentations, reports, and other project-related communications
  • Analyzing projects and processes (analyzing data compared to industry and best practice trends)
  • Contributing to collecting and reporting of data and feedback to help support the overall I&D strategy
  • Supporting the development of meeting materials and briefings on topics within the I&D strategy. This includes supporting and developing content for written or verbal presentations as required
  • Identifying common I&D priorities with other similar organizations
  • Contributing to reporting on I&D strategy, projects, goals and developing ongoing mechanisms for communication
  • Supporting change management and project development related to I&D
  • Support the existing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Support the Manager, I&D on the development of policies, toolkits and programs aligned with achieving I&D objectives and desired outcomes resulting program implementation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • In process of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree in human resources, business, sociology, public policy, or a related field of study
  • Passion for Inclusion and Diversity – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion principles and best practices an asset
  • Motivation and ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative team environment, as well as independently
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills to meet deadlines
  • Strategic analysis

Grow your career and make a difference working at the OSC.

Application Instructions

Please include the file number and position title in your application. In addition, your application must include the following:

  • Cover letter – stating your interest in working for the OSC
  • Resume
  • Copies of your current undergraduate transcripts
  • Reference letters are welcomed but not required

Please attach the above documents in one PDF document, with the naming convention “Last Name, First Name, File JR100264″.

Apply online between Monday, February 12, 2024 and Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST @

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox

Visit Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.

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