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CAMH Contract Secondment Notice

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is developing and implementing a project to develop sustainable treatment models for people with opioid dependence. This project is called OpiATE, Opioid Awareness, Treatment and Education.

One of the goals of the OpiATE project is to increase awareness of the benefits of treatment for opioid addiction among specialized addiction treatment services (including needle exchange services) and primary care clinicians.

CAMH is looking for an individual currently employed in the specialized addictions treatment system, who is knowledgeable on MMT to complete the deliverables for this public awareness project with the addiction treatment systems. In particular this individual would:

  • develop and present a series of information forums for addiction treatment service providers on providing service to opioid dependent individuals in conjunction with CAMH provincial services in four target communities across Ontario;
  • consult with specialized addictions treatment and primary care fields in the target communities to solicit feedback and input into the development of key messages and awareness campaign materials;
  • develop a variety of methods of providing education/information to primary care clinicians, in conjunction with CAMH provincial services and local primary care clinicians in the four target communities;
  • partner with provincial primary care and addiction organizations to provide presentations and distribute material at professional events (e.g., conferences, webinars) and,
  • implement measures to evaluate the effect of these activities on provider/clinician awareness of opioid dependence and treatment.


  • currently employed by an organization that is a member of Addictions Ontario or the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addictions Programs,
  • at least 5 years experience working in specialized additions treatment services, knowledgeable on opioid dependence, MMT and harm reduction,
  • understanding of the scope of the provincial additions network and service systems,
  • experience planning educational events, training and making presentations,
  • experience developing promotional materials,
  • ability to  implement evaluation measures  for the project work,
  • excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and demonstrated computer proficiency,
  • ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, service providers and external consultants,
  • travel will be required, and
  • bilingualism would be an asset.

This secondment would be full-time and last for at least 9 months. The contract will be with the current employer of the individual selected.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a letter of support from the executive director of your addiction agency (employer), to Janine Luce, Manager, Public Policy, at

Deadline for submissions is March 5, 2008.