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Research Analyst, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 25, 2010

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. 

CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Research Analyst II
Initial Assignment: Policy, Education and Health Promotion
Position Description:

CAMH is engaged in supporting the Ministry of Health Promotion’s Health Communities approach, and provides ongoing empirical and analytical capacity to this initiative as it relates to mental health and addictions. The Health Promotion Unit at CAMH is seeking a consultant to participate in and provide support to this work. This position will be a key resource in the collection, collation and reporting of research and information to internal and external partners. The position is located at 33 Russell Street in Toronto and may involve some travel within the GTA.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide information on evidence-based, best practice programming in order to facilitate delivery of effective mental health and substance use health promotion and prevention programming at local, regional and provincial levels
  • Conduct literature reviews, environmental scans, evaluations and other research processes as needed
  • Support knowledge transfer activities being undertaken by the Ministry’s partners and stakeholders with respect to the Healthy Communities Fund
  • Support and maintain collaborative partnerships as required
  • Provide support to other staff in maintaining CAMH’s strategic partnership with the Ministry of Health Promotion


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in health promotion or a related discipline, and a minimum of 3 years experience working in the health promotion field. Experience with basic data analysis, literature reviews and environmental scans is required. Established knowledge transfer skills—including report writing and presentations—are essential, as are excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven time management skills (including managing multiple projects with difficult and/or competing deadlines) are a valued asset. The candidate should be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills and have a secure knowledge of health promotion principles and practices. Familiarity with mental health and addictions issues is required, and professional experience in this area is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. Bilingualism (French/ English) is considered an asset.
Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: $25.80 to $34.81 per hour
Please forward your résumé to:

Human Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Fax: (416) 583-4316
Please remember to include the File Number when applying.
Posting Date: November 12, 2010
Closing Date: November 25, 2010
File Number: 10357E
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.