Monica Nicol provides strategic leadership for the Employee Experience portfolio by focusing on people and their work environment to improve the care experience.

A proud Fraser Health employee of over 26 years, Monica holds firm the values of respect, recognition and retention as she feels our people are our strength.

Monica leads a team that provides services in the areas of labour relations, learning and development, talent management, recruitment and retention, compensation and work design, workplace health and safety, disability management, people information, recognition and rewards, benefits administration, performance planning, workforce optimization and planning and staff scheduling.

Career snapshot

Prior to changing careers, Monica held a variety of roles in the private sector, including senior community relations representative for McDonald’s Restaurants of Western Canada.

Upon graduating from Kwantlen College with a Diploma in nursing, Monica’s health care journey began as a registered nurse in Northern Health, followed by a move to Fraser Health (South Fraser) in 1997. Since then, she has worked in a variety of clinical areas and roles, from frontline registered nurse, to clinical nurse educator, clinical nurse manager, clinical director and executive director, People Strategies (since 2017).

In her role as executive director for People Strategies, Monica worked with all departments in the organization to assist Fraser Health in meeting the Human Resource challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monica is a past director on the Board of Directors for the College of Registered Nurses of BC from 2004 - 2006 (now BC College of Nurses and Midwives). She was also one of the authors of the B.C. Perinatal Depression Provincial Strategic Plan in 2006, and helped inform and initiate the New Graduate Registered Nurse program with Fraser Health.

Formal education

Monica has a Diploma in Registered Nursing, Advanced Certificate in Perinatal Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master in Health Studies Leadership.

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