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Community Health Partnership Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 25, 2011

Every three minutes, another Canadian in faced with fighting cancer. Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by helping us do everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. You’ll be part of a passionate team determined to change lives and make a difference in the cancer fight.

Community Health Partnership Coordinator (2 positions)

Job Purpose
The Community Health Partnership Coordinator is a key member of the Professional Partnerships team.  Their role is to develop partnerships within the healthcare arena and with organizations that focus on population health, in order to plan, develop and implement initiatives that raise awareness and facilitate action around cancer screening, prevention and access to information and support services.   The focus is on underserved and priority communities where need and potential for impact is high.   

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Through partnership development with community based health providers and other key promoters of healthy communities, develop, plan and implement programs and initiatives which raise awareness and facilitate action around cancer screening, prevention and access to information and support services.
  • Conduct comprehensive evaluation of activities and initiatives to determine impact. Provide regular progress updates identifying successes, issues, challenges and develop tactics for dealing with identified challenges.
  • Liaise with and make use of expertise, resources and information from other departments within the Society including: Prevention, Diversity, Cancer Information and Services and neighboring Regions.
  • Recruit, mentor and steward leadership volunteers who will, in partnership, help develop, implement and sustain activities and programs.
  • Represent the Region and/or Society at external meetings, committees, roundtables, conferences, working groups and networks.
  • Communicate Society programs, initiatives and services with various stakeholders through presentations, public speaking events and written reports.  
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations.
  • Review and comply with the Canadian Cancer Society’s health & safety policy.
  • Use or wear any protective equipment or devices required.
  • Report any incidents, unsafe conditions or health and safety contraventions to your manager.
  • Will not use equipment or work in any way that may endanger any worker or volunteer


  • Two years experience in community development and outreach.  
  • Post-secondary education preferably in health promotion, community development or social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in healthcare arena and with diverse community including ethno-cultural, senior, youth and LGBT communities is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following languages is considered an asset: Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Cantonese or Mandarin.
  • Prior experience in workshop and group facilitation is an asset.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector or a community health organization is preferred, as is experience in a multi-level organization.
  • Well-developed communication, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills with strong customer service focus.  Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak, read and write in other languages is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Medium to high proficiency with MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Criminal Background Check is required.
  • Non-smoker
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures and programs is an asset.

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package, which encompasses a starting salary in the mid $40K and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job#OHPE-178 by September 25, 2011 to:

Human Resources
Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
55 St Clair Avenue West
Toronto Ontario M4V 2Y7

The Canadian Cancer Society thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.