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Screening Saves Lives Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 15, 2015

Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.

As Canada’s largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:

We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.

We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related questions.

We lead change for a healthier Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society has been a forceful and persistent voice on the tobacco control front, and efforts have led to laws that prohibit smoking in public spaces and workplaces, ban cigarette displays and vending machines and help control contraband.

The Society also mobilizes a community of fighters – 60,000 volunteers in Ontario alone – to help deliver programs, organize fundraising events, push change through government and fuel prevention efforts.

All of this is made possible through our ground-breaking fundraising programs and campaigns such as Relay For Life and Daffodil Month, as well as the unwavering support of our corporate partners and donors.

Be part of our team and make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer as a:

Screening Saves Lives Coordinator
Toronto, ON
Regular, Full-Time
Reference #: OHPE 568

An Exciting Opportunity

With direction from the Manager, Screening Saves Lives program, the Coordinator will raise awareness and educate members of the South Asian community in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park about the importance of colon, breast, and cervical cancer screening.  The Coordinator will recruit and peer educator volunteers –‘natural helpers’ such as relatives, friends, neighbours and co-workers to work with their local communities and the formal health care system to encourage people to be screened. The Coordinator will engage key community partners to inform the development and evaluation of the program. They will also be responsible for planning, coordinating, supporting, monitoring and evaluating peer educator volunteer activities and delivering presentations and displays to the community.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and evaluate a peer educator volunteer-delivered program designed to increase colon, breast, and cervical cancer screening among South Asian communities in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park.
  • Recruit, train, support and supervise peer educator volunteers to educate their communities about screening for colon, breast and cervical cancer.
  • Engage key stakeholders in the South Asian community and build and maintain effective working relationships with these organizations and stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement appropriate program action plans and strategies in consultation with the Manager, Screening Saves Lives program.
  • Work closely with other Canadian Cancer Society departments to create seamless and integrated processes.
  • Work with community partners to develop and deliver cancer prevention and screening initiatives
  • Using qualitative and quantitative data track, monitor and report program outcomes.
  • Provide regular progress updates; identify successes, issues and challenges; and identify tactics for dealing with challenges.
  • Prepare interim and final reports for the Manager and assist with any meeting/conference presentations.
  • Assist with the internal and external communication regarding program activities.
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, and complies with the Society’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Other projects as assigned by the Manager, Screening Saves Lives program.


  • A member of the South Asian Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park community and involved in the life of the community.
  • College/university education preferably in social services, education or health sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of experience working with community-based committees and organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience with volunteer coordination, health promotion and community capacity-building approaches and strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of adult education principles.
  • Experience with a multi-level non-profit or community health organization.
  • Strong ability to problem-solve and reach sound resolutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, strategic thinking and communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Computer literate, proficient in MSOffice (Word/Excel) and databases.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Fluency in at least one South Asian language is an asset
  • Non-smoker.
  • A criminal record check is required.

Working Conditions

  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and occasional weekends.
  • May work outdoors and be exposed to elements during key events.
  • Includes event set-up/ take down and packing/unpacking materials.

What We Offer

The Society offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:

Caring   Courage   Integrity   Progressive

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package in the high 40k range, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

How to Apply

Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting the reference #OHPE 568 in the subject line of the email by March 15, 2015, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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