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RFP--Province-wide Plans for Tobacco Control and Ontario Public Health Standards, Program Training and Consultation Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 11, 2009

The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) is a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy responsible for providing training and technical assistance to professionals working in tobacco control in Ontario. PTCC is managed and administered through the Population Health Unit, in the Prevention and Screening Programs Department of Cancer Care Ontario. CCO is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario’s cancer services and prevention efforts. Although the management of PTCC is based at CCO, the Centre also comprises a variety of partners including Region of Waterloo Public Health, Sudbury and District Health Unit and the Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation at the University of Waterloo.

PTCC's primary stakeholders are health intermediaries funded under the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, including staff working in Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs) and local Public Health Agencies (PHAs). The province is organized geographically into seven TCANs, each consisting of one to nine public health units.

The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) requires a Consultant to work with PTCC, the Ministry of Health Promotion, and TCANs to provide expert consultation with respect to the following work:

Province-wide plans for tobacco control: Work with PTCC, the Ministry of Health Promotion and the Tobacco Control Area Network (TCAN) Coordinators to assess the impact of provincial level planning activities for tobacco control and/or integrated chronic disease prevention for TCAN network structures and planning activities. This will include discussions with MHP, PTCC and the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) to plan and implement appropriate plans collaboratively with the TCANs. The goal is to enhance the ability to address the changing landscape including the integration of tobacco control with other relevant CDP risk factors, disease specific strategies, delivery systems, and other priorities emerging through the Ministry-led New Directions in Tobacco Control Advisory process.

This work will also include the development of strategies for increasing the impact of tobacco control in the context of potentially emerging strategies to affect overall chronic disease incidence.

Ontario Public Health Standards: Work with PTCC to provide assistance to the local public health agencies to interpret, develop and implement programming that meets comprehensive tobacco control requirements within the new 2008 Ontario Public Health Standards.

Proposals are to be submitted by 9:00 a.m., August 11, 2009.

To request a copy of the full RFP document please email:

Lynn A Ward / Project Manager
Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC)
Population Health, Prevention and Screening
Cancer Care Ontario
lynn.ward@cancercare.on.ca