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Posted by TO Live

Employment Opportunity

Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Culture

Toronto, Canada

TO Live is currently seeking a Vice President of Human Resources & Organizational Culture.  Reporting to the President and CEO, this executive position provides leadership in the realization of TO Live’s Human Resource department with a mandate and key responsibility for all aspects of human resources, inclusive diversity equity and accessibility undertakings and environmental social governance initiatives.  This position will partner, advise, and support TO Live staff as needed in all matters relating to human resources.


  • Define strategies, objectives, and resources for the Human Resources department, including management of departmental budget.
  • Play a key role in TO Live’s IDEA and ESG initiatives.
  • Provides leadership and direction and guidance for TO Live staff on all matters related to Human Resources.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the human resource management team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Maintains TO Live’s Pay Equity program.
  • Oversees TO Live’s HRIS (BambooHR).
  • Participation in Board Committee and Board of Directors meetings as required, including creation of reports.
  • Takes part in union negotiations and meetings as required.
  • As part of the Senior manager team, monitors the organization’s culture so that it supports the attainment of the company’s goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Researches, recommends and plans training and professional development courses and programs for staff.
  • Undertake special projects and duties as assigned by the President & CEO.



  • CHRP/CHRL designation, post-secondary education specializing in Human Resources / Labour Relations.
  • 5 – 10 plus years’ experience in human resources preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • Occupational Health & Safety certification and Standard First Aid CPR/AED training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High degree of confidentiality, discretion and judgment required.
  • Experience in the performing arts and/or not-for-profit sector preferred.


  • Flexibility in hours and schedules and include work on nights and weekends as required.
  • Lack of natural light in workplace.
  • Frequent travel between TO LIVE venues.
  • Adhere to the TO Live Health & Safety policies and protocols including Covid vaccine and guidelines.


TO Live is one of Canada’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues: Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and Meridian Arts Centre (formerly the Toronto Centre for the Arts). In addition, TO Live presents a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events at these venues in both downtown and uptown Toronto. With these two hubs of creativity and content creation, TO Live has a unique place and perspective to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connect audiences and to be the nexus for new ideas, elevate artistic potential, and be the catalyst for creative expression that is reflective of Toronto’s diversity.


Interested applicants should apply through our TO Live careers website at:

No phone calls please. TO Live thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

TO Live is dedicated to building an equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities that we work and live in. TO Live encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to fostering innovative ideas and solutions.

We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Date Posted: October 01, 2021

Application Deadline: October 29, 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary Range: $150,000 to $175,000

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