November 23, 2020

Tomorrow, Nov. 24, the TTC will be holding its first-ever virtual information session with a focus on recruiting more women to the role of transit operator. The event is open to everyone and will provide an opportunity to hear from diverse TTC women employees about their experiences.

At this time, overwhelming demand has resulted in this event reaching its capacity of 3,000 attendees. A second event is being held next month with more details below.

"TTC operators play a vital role in our city by getting residents to the places they need to go. Throughout the pandemic, our TTC operators have been making sure our transit system keeps going and frontline and essential workers get where they need to go. Thank you to the TTC for undertaking this effort to recruit more women to help keep our transit system moving and ensure their workforce reflects the diversity of our city," said Mayor John Tory.

"In 2019, only 16% of employees at the TTC identified as women," said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. "We are looking to improve that statistic by encouraging women throughout the GTA to explore career opportunities at the TTC."

"I'm pleased that so many people have shown interest in learning more about working at the TTC. The TTC is a great place to work and have a rewarding career," said TTC CEO Rick Leary. "An important focus for me is making sure our workforce reflects the diverse communities that we serve at the TTC. Events like this one are a significant part of how we get there."

Attendees can expect discussions around the following topics:

  • Working with the community
  • Family and work-life balance
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation and benefits

Speakers will include:

  • Rick Leary, TTC CEO
  • Mahsa Redjvani, Manager, Talent Acquisition Transit Operator Program
  • Dawn Arbeau, Manager, Rail Transportation Training
  • Romayne Toban, Diversity Consultant, Diversity & Human Rights
  • Deborah Lyon, Head, Streetcar Transportation
  • Amanda Coward, Transit Operator
  • Elisa McAdam, Transit Operator
  • Marika Fraser, Manager Outreach and Diversity
  • Pauline Kirkpatrick, Employment Ontario Representative

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Participants are required to register in advance of this event here.

For those who are interested in participating but unable to make the session, or those who register but find the event is already at capacity, the TTC will be holding a second virtual information session on Thurs., Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. Registration and further details for the second session will be available shortly. A recording of the November session will also be available on the TTC website following the event.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. The TTC is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and encourages participation from all job seekers. Accommodation is available for participants, including those with disabilities. Please contact Talent Management at 416-393-4570.

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