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Health Promotion Specialist, Program Training and Consultation Centre

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Vacancy: Health Promotion Specialist    
Reports to: Manager   
Status: Permanent Full Time
No. of Vacancies: One hire

Position Summary:

The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) is the lead Ontario provincial tobacco control resource centre responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating tobacco control capacity building and knowledge exchange programs and services in support of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy (SFO). Funded by the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, PTCC is a partnership of Cancer Care Ontario, the University of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Sudbury & District Health Unit.

Our programs are targeted to Ontario tobacco control staff working in local public health departments, the staff and volunteers of community partner agencies, including community health centres, other NGOs, and family health teams.

PTCC offers a variety of programs and services carefully designed and selected to build the capacity of tobacco control practitioners to deliver effective tobacco control initiatives through:

  • technical assistance, training & resource development
  • knowledge development, exchange and programming to increase the use of research and practice-based evidence
  • media relations training and consultation services through the Media Network
  • referrals to other SFO funded resource centres

Please see our website for more details:

PTCC requires a permanent full time Health Promotion Specialist (Resource Staff) to provide on-the-ground assistance to public health intermediaries and community partners at the local and regional levels through the provision of leadership, support, and expertise in all areas of comprehensive tobacco control.  


The key responsibilities of this position are to:

Provide specific expertise in the area of tobacco control

  • Build capacity amongst local and regional public health staff working on the development and delivery of Smoke-Free Ontario programs by providing ongoing, proactive and reactive technical assistance in tobacco control and core skills to Tobacco Control Area Networks and Public Health Units and their community partners.
  • Provide expertise in tobacco control and core skills, including prevention of youth tobacco use, smoking cessation, and protection from second-hand smoke, work planning, program development, monitoring, program evaluation and reporting.
  • Offer consultation, information and support resource dissemination, referrals, and ongoing knowledge exchange with Public Health Unit staff and other key stakeholders.
  • Working with partners and stakeholders, participate in the identification and dissemination of better practices in tobacco.

Develop educational tobacco control resources and training sessions

  • Develop and implement information and training sessions for clients on tobacco control topics.
  • Design and develop educational resources, such as pamphlets, fact sheets, presentations, and other materials and identify and evaluate new and existing educational resources.

Promotion of the Program Training and Consultation Centre

  • Develop strategies to communicate PTCC’s services to potential and existing stakeholders
  • Participate in on-going monitoring and evaluation to assess the implementation and outcomes of PTCC programs.

Performs cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested.

  • Conduct literature reviews of published and grey literature.
  • Participate on committees and working groups, as appropriate.

Frequent travel throughout the province is required (includes overnight travel)


Minimum Education:

  • Completion of  a graduate degree program in health promotion, public health, psychology or a related area or recognized equivalent required (Bachelor’s degree acceptable with tobacco control practical experience)

Minimum Experience:

  • At least three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience practical and related experience required in tobacco control

Other Relevant Knowledge

  • Knowledge gained through practical experience working in tobacco control
  • Knowledge of health promotion and education and public health theory and practice
  • Experience working in public health in Ontario
  • Experience with program planning, project management and program evaluation
  • Experience with group facilitation and/or training
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience in community organizing
  • Experience working in with rural and northern communities considered an asset
  • Fluency in French is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently, using sound judgement.  
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software

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 more than $750-million in 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.

Our website is at:

We are guided in most part by the Ontario Cancer Plan at:

Information about Ontario’s ColonCancerCheck program managed by Cancer Care Ontario can be found at:

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontarians at:
View our listing of all other CCO current postings at:

Cancer Care Ontario is a HOOPP pension plan employer, see the details at:

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