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OPPI prioritizes reconciliation and social justice in organizational structure

In November 2021, OPPI Council approved funding for the creation of a new staff position: Director, Reconciliation & Social Justice. This position will act in concert with OPPI’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples’ and Aboriginal Title Rights, and resolutions to anti-Black racism and systemic racism and barriers to entry to the profession for equity-deserving groups. Reporting to the Executive Director of OPPI, the primary role of the Director is to implement the approved recommendations from OPPI’s 2019 Indigenous Planning Perspectives Task Force (IPPTF) and its 2021 Anti-Black Racism in Planning Task Force (ABRPTF).
The Director will develop a strategy and budget outlining goals, metrics, priorities, and approach to implementation of IPPTF and ABRPTF recommendations over short- medium- and long-term. Additionally, the Director will guide OPPI on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) programs, policies, and initiatives in alignment with the OPPI Strategic Plan 2025 (INSPIRE: OPPI Strategic Plan 2025) and ensure the goals and metrics of the strategic plan's five strategic directions are achieved as it relates to DEI. Drawing from the OPPI’s strategic plan, the Director will provide customized guidance to embed DEI into OPPI governance, practices, services, policies, and procedures. Recruitment for this position is currently underway, with the goal for this position to be filled by November 1.

Stay tuned for more information.