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Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant, Best Start

Closing Date: Wednesday March 12, 2003

Location: Toronto preferred, negotiable within Ontario

Start Date: end of April 2003

Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre ( provides health promotion training, consultation and information services to community professionals working with women and families. Best Start is a key program of Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC) (

Best Start seeks a full-time Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant.


* provide consultations and training across the province of Ontario to support and assist diverse audiences in the development and implementation of maternal, newborn and child health- promotion strategies

* research and develop presentations, resources, proposals and related materials

* establish and maintain partnerships and initiatives with various local, provincial and national organizations and health promotional professionals

* monitor health promotion trends and issues


* graduate degree and/or equivalent experience in the health promotion field

* comprehensive understanding of health promotion and the broad determinants of health

* demonstrated related maternal, newborn and child health-promotion knowledge and experience, early child-development experience and/or knowledge preferred

* demonstrated facilitation and training skills

* excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French

* ability to assess and respond effectively to client needs

* demonstrated program planning, project management and evaluation experience

* ability to work independently and as an integral team member

* strong analytical, problem-solving and strategic skills

* competency to respond to Ontario's cultural and regional diversity

Location: Toronto preferred, negotiable within Ontario, travel throughout Ontario is required

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume by Wednesday, March 12, 2003, to

Manager, Best Start

c/o Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

Fax: (416) 408-2122

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. OPC is an equal opportunity employer.