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Health Promotion Specialist, Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario

Closing Date: March 25, 2007
Locatio: 505 University Avenue
Employment Status: Regular Full Time

Position Summary

The Prevention Unit, Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario oversees the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of cancer prevention programs. The Prevention Unit provides its planning and consultation services to professionals working in cancer prevention in Ontario, particularly Regional Cancer Centres, regional networks, public health departments and non-governmental organizations. A Health Promotion Specialist is required to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluation cancer prevention and health promotion activities related to cancer risk factors, while working with multiple partners and stakeholders.  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of better practice strategies for cancer prevention and health promotion programs across the province by linking with key regional stakeholders and assessing their needs.  
  • Meet with regional stakeholders, review literature, write proposals for funding, participate in planning and development of possible projects.
  • Provide guidance to consultants contracted by the Prevention Unit.
  • Provide support (i.e. training, consultation, information, resources, referrals) to regional stakeholders in order to enhance their capacity to plan, develop and implement regional cancer prevention programs.  
  • Provide knowledge and expertise to the development of a process to identify and disseminate better practices in cancer prevention programs and policies.
  • Coordinate and support the work of the Provincial Cancer Prevention and Screening Council, an advisory body to CCO on cancer prevention and screening.
  • Collaborate with partners and diverse stakeholders, including public health departments, non-governmental organizations and government to achieve Cancer 2020 goals.
  • Design and develops educational resources, such as pamphlets, fact sheets, presentations, and other materials and identifies and evaluates new and existing educational resources.
  • Participate in ongoing monitoring and evaluation to assess the implementation and outcomes of cancer prevention and health promotion programs.
  • Participate on committees and working groups, as appropriate.
  • Other tasks, as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Requires working in a business office environment.
  • Must be able to travel within Ontario, sometimes requiring overnight travel.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and produce consistently high quality work, sometimes under severe time constraints.


  • Masters degree in health promotion, public health education, psychology or related discipline and at least five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Knowledge of health promotion and education, social marketing and public health theory and practice
  • Knowledge of cancer prevention initiatives in Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in writing and developing materials for both professional and lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and planning.
  • Superior organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and independently, using sound judgement.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Research and literature review skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency in both English and French is a requirement .

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We thank all those who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.