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Sr Manager, Indigenous Relations


Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 1X6

Req ID:  36402

Status: Regular Full Time

Education Level: University Degree in Indigenous Studies or Law

Location: Toronto/Clarington, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes- 25%

Deadline to Apply: January 28, 2022



OPG continues to set the bar for environmental protection, community involvement and economic impact—all while safely keeping the lights on.

Now we’ve set our sights on being a net-zero carbon company by 2040 and a catalyst to help the economies where we operate achieve net-zero by 2050.

OPG operates a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar. We are also a clean tech leader and innovator, offering challenging and unique work opportunities. Help us use our power to change the world. 


New!  In 2024, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is establishing a new corporate headquarters on a campus setting in the Municipality of Clarington located within Durham Region. The new campus will include the existing Darlington Energy Complex located just south of Highway 401 and a new building to be constructed on adjacent land presently owned by OPG.


BE THE GENERATION to help build a brighter tomorrow.





Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is looking for a dynamic, strategic and results-driven professional to join our team in the role of Sr. Manager, Indigenous Relations. This position is responsible for managing the development and execution of IR strategies in support of OPG’s enterprise objectives; as well as establishing and maintaining positive and respectful relationships with Indigenous communities, their elected officials, and governing bodies.


The Sr. Manager, Indigenous Relations will provide strategic advice and operational guidance to line leaders across OPG to ensure their work programs and standards are aligned with OPG’s Indigenous Relations Policy and support the implementation of the company’s Reconciliation Action Plan as well as advance OPG’s enterprise objectives.


Key accountabilities include managing the development and execution of strategies, programs and initiatives as well as providing expertise, leadership, coordination, and advice on past grievance negotiations, Indigenous consultation, and other matters relating to Indigenous Relations at OPG.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a environment where you will contribute to OPG’s public outreach, engagement and education efforts as part of the company’s commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous communities and peoples.




Within the terms of reference and context provided by the Director, Indigenous Relations, and through collateral relationships with clients across the Enterprise and other service providers within Operations, and assigned staff, the Sr. Manager is responsible for the following:


  • Devise and implement key Indigenous community and government relations strategies and programs to advance OPG’s corporate goals and interests in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect;
  • Develop corporate policies and procedures that reflect the objectives of the Indigenous  Relations  policy  so  that  lines  of business carry out their work in a manner that  respects  and considers the importance of  the mutually beneficial relationships  with Indigenous communities;
  • Manage the past grievance processes;
  • Manage aspects related to the implementation of OPG’s Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Provide strategic advice and counsel, make recommendations on OPG’s Indigenous Relations policy;
  • Develop and present relevant information to Senior Management on IR strategy and programs that are critical to OPG’s success in the area of Indigenous relations;
  • Travel to Indigenous communities across Ontario in an effort to establish and maintain relationships with Indigenous community leadership as well as Indigenous Provincial and Territorial Organizations (PTOs);
  • Apply judgment, discretion and initiative in managing sensitive issues and negotiating win-win outcomes;
  • Support OPG projects including the procedural aspects of consultation with Indigenous communities as delegated by the Crown. This consultation may include: development of mandates for negotiation, negotiating agreements for capacity, traditional knowledge studies, accommodation and potential partnerships;
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to build and maintain trusted and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities
  • Provide data, analysis and reports for corporate purposes including executive decision making, as required.
  • Manage project and initiative budgets and maximizing the impact of each dollar, including negotiating best rates from external vendors, where applicable.
  • Coach and mentor direct reports and, where appropriate, contractors engaged in the delivery of Indigenous Relations programs and projects;
  • Responsible for the development, planning, scheduling, organizing and assigning of work while also ensuring that the quality and accuracy of work are maintained and on schedule;
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail with ability to lead across functions
  • Drive results personally and through cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment in a timely and strategic manner
  • Provide a work environment whereby employees are involved in and are committed to the success of the organisation and that contributes to healthy employees working safely in an accident-free workplace while maintaining a workforce diversity which is reflective of the community.





Bachelor’s Degree within a relevant area of study 




  • Experience working with and/or for Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations in the energy sector would be an asset
  • Experience working on major project developments, consultation, negotiations, strategic planning and facilitation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Track record and experience in negotiations will be an asset


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct.




As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a fast-paced work environment. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to the province’s wellbeing.

At OPG, our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province and OPG’s clean electricity is helping decarbonize other sectors.


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you:

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop.
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • Partner with Indigenous communities and support local businesses.
  • We support employment equity, diversity and inclusion.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., January 28, 2022.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact