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Senior Analyst, Strategy and Planning, Cancer Care Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: June 11, 2010

VACANCY:    Senior Analyst, Strategy and Planning, Cancer Care Ontario
REPORTS TO:    Manager, Strategy and Planning, Chief Information Office (CIO) Portfolio
LOCATION:        Downtown Toronto Subway location on University Ave
STATUS:          Permanent, full-time role

Senior Analyst, Strategy and Planning

The Business Development and Planning Business Unit within the Chief Information Office (CIO) Portfolio is responsible for strategic planning, business planning, business development, CIO corporate and project communications, relationship management, stakeholder management, knowledge management and strategic alignment with internal and external stakeholders.  
Reporting to the Manager, Strategy and Planning, the Senior Analyst will lead initiatives to support strategic and business planning, knowledge management and exchange, as well as strategic and environmental research and analysis.  In this role, the Senior Analyst will work closely with the CIO Communications and Business Development and Relationship Management teams, and senior leadership.  


•    Provides thought leadership to support the Manager in identifying strategic issues, intersections and opportunities that require dissemination, action or follow-up;
•    Identifies and leads strategic planning activities supported by research and analyses that enhance the CIO Portfolio’s and CCO’s understanding of the Information Management, Information Technology (IM/IT) and eHealth environment, including emerging trends and opportunities;
•    Develops and implements a business planning process that ensures new and on-going business activities of the portfolio are aligned to the Information Strategy, engages all necessary stakeholders, and aligns with the CIO portfolio and performance management processes of the Shared Services and Performance Management Dept. and with CCO’s corporate planning efforts;
•    Leads opportunities for knowledge management and exchange throughout the CIO Portfolio;
•    Acts as a key source of market knowledge and insights for CIO Communications, CIO Leadership, and the Business Development team;
•    Identifies and disseminates research and analysis (e.g., current state assessments, briefing notes, etc ) on specific aspects of IM/IT and eHealth, including  emerging trends and innovation;
•    Leads and coordinates cross-portfolio initiatives such as participation in internal and external committees, as well as strategy and innovation projects and planning activities.

•    Four to seven years of overall working experience, including two to three years of relevant experience in strategy, planning and/or research;
•    Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Health Sciences, Health Administration, Health Information, or related field or equivalent experience;
•    Strategic thinker with a demonstrated research and analysis experience;
•    Proactive self-starter, quick learner, energetic;
•    Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
•    Demonstrated ability to provide innovative and creative solutions that will achieve quality and work process improvements;
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Excellent organizational and superior interpersonal skills;
•    Ability to work independently or a part of a team;
•    IT and Healthcare experience is preferred.

More About Cancer Care Ontario:

Cancer Care Ontario is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario’s cancer services and prevention efforts. As the provincial government’s chief cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario directs over $700-million in public health care funding for cancer prevention, detection and care. The agency also operates screening and prevention programs; collects, monitors and reports information about cancer and cancer system performance; develops evidence-based standards and guidelines for health care providers; and works with regional providers to plan and improve cancer services.

More about the Chief Information Officer’s Portfolio:

The CIO Portfolio is CCO’s Information Management and Information Technology Division. It supports CCO’s objectives through the use of innovative eHealth, IT and IM tools such as:  a sophisticated data warehouse (iPortTM), web portals, web tools, electronic document repositories, customized software development, integration engines, computerized physician order entry systems, and electronic business intelligence tools.  

CCO’s IM/IT division also manages special projects for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) such as the Access to Care Program including Ontario’s innovative Wait Times Strategy.  

The information on our website is at:

Also, consider our introductory video at:

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontarians; which can be examined more closely at:
View our listing of all CCO current job postings at:

Apply online here:

On Resume Format:  If you elect to apply, you will need to have a text only version of your resume, or possibly HTML format, in order to cut and paste it into the application box provided.   Then after the application process, and after hitting submit, you will be invited to attach one or two files to your application.   Please make one of these attached files your formatted resume in one of .doc, .wps, .rtf or .pdf formats.

UHN:  Some of our job vacancy advertising may show the UHN logo, or make reference to University Health Network.    While CCO acquires some of its recruitment advertising from UHN, this opportunity is directly with Cancer Care Ontario, a separate organization.

We are a HOOPP employer ( and an equal opportunity employer.