Overview

Founded in 1998, WaterPower Canada (WPC) is the national, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to representing the waterpower industry. Its many members span the breadth of the sector and include hydropower producers, manufacturers, developers, engineering firms and other organizations. WaterPower Canada members represent more than 95% of the waterpower installed capacity in Canada, advocating for the responsible development and use of waterpower to meet our present and future electricity needs in a sustainable manner.

Waterpower provides more than 60% of Canada’s electricity and is the fourth largest generator in the world, ensuring our electricity grid is one of the cleanest globally.

Waterpower provides more than 60% of Canada’s electricity making us the fourth largest waterpower generator in the world, ensuring our electricity grid is one of the cleanest globally.

What We Do

Advocate

  • Our role is to represent the industry nationally in front of elected officials, public servants, media and the general public. We gather industry data, develop statistics and lead research that highlight the role hydropower plays in Canada, promotes continuous improvement and engagement with our partners.
  • Acting as a unified voice monitoring the pulse of federal policy evolution and advocating on behalf of the industry, ensuring a better future for not only its members, but all Canadians.

Network

  • Unmatched opportunities to network with all the largest hydropower producers in the country, independent power producers and private sector companies providing goods and services to the industry.
  • The WPC annual conference and trade show also provides an unparalleled opportunity to discover the state of hydropower development across Canada and to network with waterpower stakeholders and influencers.

Research

  • Providing access to exclusive industry knowledge and sharing of information through activities carried out by our various committees.
  • Unlimited access to these committees, publications and network opportunities!
  • Since its inception in 1998, the Association has authored and lead the development of many reports and studies.

Areas of Focus

Community

Communities and customers across Canada demand clean, renewable, reliable and affordable electricity. While waterpower delivers and can do even more, one thing is clear: projects must benefit their host communities and respect the rights and interests of Indigenous Peoples. The waterpower industry devotes significant time and resources to fostering long-term relations with communities where it operates. We make commitments that extend over decades. The benefits that our industry provides are meant to foster community development, create economic opportunities, and provide cultural and social support.

Learn more about how Canada’s waterpower industry is working with our communities

Environment

Canadian hydropower not only ensures renewable and reliable electricity for Canadians, it can also provide environmental benefits. Hydropower produces no air pollutants and has ultra-low greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, hydropower’s full life cycle greenhouse gas emissions are as low as wind power and in many cases can be even lower. Hydropower can fight climate change while helping Canadians adapt to its effects.

Economy

6 out of 10 Canadian homes and businesses are powered by clean and renewable waterpower. In addition to the significant environmental benefits associated with hydroelectric power, the industry also generates substantial ongoing contributions to economic activity in the form of Gross Domestic Product and employment. Throughout its 130 year history in Canada, waterpower has helped develop remote regions, attracted industries, stimulated economic growth, nurtured innovation, and created world-class expertise. Hydropower has been and continues to be a driving force for Canada’s economy.

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Regulatory

WaterPower Canada is very active at the national level, collaborating with other organizations, government agencies and policy makers to stay abreast of legislative changes affecting the industry and to ensure our sector can continue to operate its hydropower fleet and develop new sites.

Meet the Team

WaterPower Canada is a dynamic, national organization promoting waterpower as a clean and renewable electricity source. Learn more about the people behind WPC.

Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin

President & CEO

Patrick D. Bateman

Senior Vice President

Yvonne Jack

Office Manager

Anastasia Smolentseva

Communications and Public Relations Manager

Board of Directors

Founded in 1998, WaterPower Canada is membership-driven and operates under an elected representative Board of Directors. Meet the WaterPower senior experts who help guide WaterPower Canada:

Richard Brittin

BC Hydro

Serge Abergel

Hydro-Québec

Gilbert Bennett

Nalcor Energy

Daniel Carrier

Andritz Hydro Canada Inc

Simon Gagne

Kiewit

Robin Wentzel

ATCO Power

Nicolle Butcher

Ontario Power Generation

Franz Kropp

Portage Power

Eric Cossette

Aecom

Daniel Granger

GE Renewable Energy Canada Inc

Lorne Midford

Manitoba Hydro

Josée Guibord

Evolugen

Christophe Rigny

SNC Lavalin

Eric Lamontagne

Voith Hydro Inc.

Careers

The team is growing, check back for updates and available positions!

Event Manager

Ottawa

Founded in 1998, WaterPower Canada (WPC) is the national, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to representing the waterpower industry. WaterPower Canada members represent more than 95% of the waterpower installed capacity in Canada, advocating for the responsible development and use of waterpower to meet our present and future electricity needs in a sustainable manner. Waterpower provides more than 60% of Canada’s electricity and is the fourth largest generator in the world, ensuring our electricity grid is one of the cleanest globally.

Be a part of Canada’s clean future – join our team!

WaterPower Canada is looking for a high-performing full time permanent Events Manager to join our Ottawa-based team. Working closely with the CEO, policy and communications teams, as well as various service providers, the successful candidate will be tasked with the development and execution of a robust events program to support the association’s overall mission, vision, and objectives.

This person needs to be able to audit, analyze and enhance our event-related activities, such as virtual and in-person meetings, networking events, webinars, conferences, and thought-leadership opportunities. This person will lead on Canada’s largest waterpower Conference and Tradeshow, as well as strategize and execute on the best path forward for the creation of our national waterpower learning centre.

Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter, with demonstrated leadership and innovative thinking. Able to communicate clearly and with a strong work ethic.

They must have 5-7 years of experience in planning, organizing and delivering in person and virtual events. Experience in managing budgets, and managing service providers in a fast-paced, high-performing and dynamic work environment is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Events planning and execution, both in person and virtual
  • Project and program management
  • Communications and marketing support
  • Ability to design innovative ideas for programming and liaise with all relevant team members to gather needed input
  • Providing input and working collaboratively on social media and events website management
  • Sales lead for securing sponsorships for the events by engaging with WPC members and stakeholders
  • Directing and working with event facilities and various event-services contractors
  • Budget coordination, tracking and reporting to a variety of people
  • Contributing to the creation and maturity of governance and project-management processes
  • Engaging and managing volunteer teams
  • Designing high impact strategies to maximize conference attendance, by engaging internal and external stakeholders at all levels of government and industry, by coming up with ideas for enhanced marketing / branding and other value adding initiatives
  • Assessing, managing and reporting on program performance using key indicators

 

Why you are right for this job

  • You are a detail-oriented, experienced event manager with a proven track record
  • You genuinely enjoy the fast-paced event planning and execution environment and do not get easily overwhelmed
  • You are eager to work within a small team and contribute to a national non-profit, mission-driven organization promoting Canada’s leading renewable sector
  • You have a highly collaborative approach and are a recognized team player. You naturally build strong relationships and establish credibility with leaders and employees across various organizations
  • You thrive in a highly energized, fast-paced environment
  • You have a growth mindset, and you’re excited for the opportunity to be both a leader and learner and greatly contribute to achieving the organization’s growth objectives. You will have no issues in transferring from leader to helper between projects
  • You are a creative problem-solver, anticipating roadblocks and risks and offering solutions while managing many concurrent priorities
  • You demonstrate an understanding of, and can successfully work within, various management styles
  • You are available, from time to time, to support events outside of typical office hours (evenings and weekends) and occasionally travel outside of the National Capital Region for events
  • You are known for your high energy, extreme attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and positive outlook

 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter by November 14th, 2021, outlining salary expectation to: yvonne@waterpowercanada.ca. State the name 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.

WaterPower Canada is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, flexible and accessible working environments. We welcome 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.

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