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Director, Communications, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 2, 2010

Organization Summary

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) is an arm's-length government agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, OAHPP links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

OAHPP provides expert scientific and technical support relating to infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians. For more information about OAHPP, visit

Position Summary

The Director, Communications leads and executes OAHPP’s communication strategy within the broader local, provincial, national, and international public health and scientific communities. The Director will be responsible for developing foundational strategies including tactics, tools and resources to support OAHPP science and public health programs in effectively integrating communication interventions in line with priorities. The Director will also provide leadership in identifying and disseminating best practices in communication for OAHPP staff and external stakeholders.

For more information, please visit the organization's posting at