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Mental Health Promotion Specialist, CMHA (Ontario)

Toronto, Ontario

Deadline July 24, 2009

Mental Health Promotion Specialist (Contract)

CMHA, Ontario, is a provincial association, committed to improving services and support for individuals with mental illness and to the promotion of mental health in Ontario.

We are seeking an experienced individual to serve as our mental health promotion specialist, investigating trends and opportunities, piloting new roles and recommending options for CMHA Ontario to contribute to the advancement of mental health promotion in Ontario.

You will identify trends and policy directions; and consult with communities, networks and other stakeholders to identify gaps and resource needs which CMHA Ontario could address to advance the promotion of mental health in Ontario. You will participate in provincial initiatives to promote mental health, in order to pilot and evaluate new roles that the organization may wish to sustain. You will also contribute to the preparation of briefs and submissions to inform the Ontario agenda on healthy communities and mental health promotion.

We are seeking an individual with graduate level training in health promotion, or related field. Familiarity with mental health issues and mental health promotion, preferred. Experience in social marketing, program planning and contributing to healthy public policy. Experience developing and evaluating health promotion resources. Experience working in multi-sectoral partnerships; and liaising with non-governmental organizations and government agencies and knowledge of the public policy environment in Ontario.

We encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, including consumers and family members.

This is a contract position until March 31, 2010. Secondments will be considered.

Please submit resumes no later July 24, 2009 to

Director, Human Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z8

Fax: (416) 977-2813


We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.