People and Culture

Life at OCE

OCE is committed to building a supportive and collegial environment where a collaborative culture drives creativity, open communication and cooperation.  Interaction between employees, OCE’s partners and our community is carried out in thoughtful and respectful ways.  We encourage thoughtful debate and constructive discussions focused on positive outcomes and continuous learning and improvement. We value the contributions of all of our employees, partners and stakeholders.

We are also committed to attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent and supporting staff to be their best. We offer a challenging career; a collaborative and stimulating work environment; and supportive people practices that focus on individual growth and development.

Employees have the ownership and responsibility to plan and direct activities within their environment.  Every employee is empowered to add value to the business, regardless of their role.  This allows OCE to be a more resilient and dynamic organization, enabling us to build, support and deliver on our strategic plans while also being a great place to work.


Work Culture
Diversity


Meet Our Teams


BDO

Business Development Operations

Corporate Planning and Development

Corporate Planning and Development

Finance

Finance, Programs and Administration

Human Resources

Human Resources

Marketing and Communications



Business Development Operations

Business Development Operations

Our Business Development and Commercialization team helps technology-based companies create jobs and economic prosperity by leveraging the full capacity of Ontario’s post secondary research institutions and commercializing research discoveries. The Business Development Managers has prime responsibility to initiate projects under OCE’s Industry Academic Collaboration Program. 

Corporate Planning and Development

Our Corporate Planning and Development team sets the overall priorities for the organization to support the economic development objectives of the Government of Ontario. This team sets the short-, mid- and long-term goals for the organization with a focus on maximizing job creation, economic growth and Ontario’s global competitiveness.

CPD
FPA

Finance, Programs and Administration

OCE is a trusted partner of the Government of Ontario and our project partners because we continually strive to deliver excellent client experiences and value for Ontario taxpayers. Our Finance, Programs and Administration team is responsible for defining and maintaining OCE’s high standards of operational excellence; including a transparent application intake, review and award process, management of awards to ensure quality outcomes, and value for money.

Human Resources

Our Human Resources team engages with and fosters key talent to help OCE deliver and support the Government of Ontario’s mandate to create jobs and build a stronger economy for the future. We strive to facilitate a workplace culture that is both supportive and respectful, enabling our employees to thrive and succeed, and to cultivate an environment where people want to work.

Human Resources
Marketing and Communications

Marketing and Communications

Our Marketing and Communications team builds compelling narratives to increase the visibility of our programs and supported companies. From organizing Discovery, Canada's largest innovation-to-commercialization conference and trade show, to publishing dynamic print, video, digital and social content, our work takes many forms and reaches audiences across the province.