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Strategic Planner, Health Equity Council

Position Title: Strategic Planner
Current Term: 1.5 day/week or equivalent (pending funding)
Reporting to: Chair of the Health Equity Council (or designate)


The Health Equity Council (HEC) is a newly formed collaborative developed as a result of an extensive process and partnership between a number of organizations and individuals in Toronto who are committed to addressing social determinants of health and health disparities for members of marginalised populations. Please refer to for more information.

HEC is currently seeking a part-time Strategic Planner to support the further development of its core priorities.

Job Summary

The Strategic Planner will engage strategic thinking, planning, organizational and research skills to further advance and enhance HEC's strategic and operational priorities
Major Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Chair and appropriate committee:

  • Identify and develop through a business plan critical, realistic strategic options for HEC to pursue in respect to advocacy, systems planning, public policy, community capacity building, training and resource development.
  • Coordinate and lead appropriate strategic planning activities of HEC.
  • Develop analysis and draft relevant position papers, research summaries and documentation related to HEC's mandate and critical health equity issues.
  • Monitor current health equity environment and coordinate consistent information dissemination, discussion and advice to HEC membership.

Key Qualifications

  • Possess a degree in a relevant discipline; or have an equivalent combination of prior work experience and educational background.
  • Have a strong equity and anti-oppression analysis and background, preferably in the areas of health equity and diversity.
  • Has at least 5 years work experience in the social service or health-related sectors with proven experience in the areas of community development, group facilitation, and oral and written communications including proposal and report writing.
  • A strategic thinker familiar (and comfortable working) with a, volunteer led organizations in the health or wider not for profit sector and their funding bodies.
  • Familiar with challenges, trends and issues impacting the health of members of marginalised communities.
  • Ability to manage schedules, diplomatically negotiate needs and work with minimal supervision.
  • Be flexible and able to work in a high-paced environment, often with tight deadlines.


Rate of Pay: Negotiable
Hours of Work: 1.5 days per week (occasional weekends)

Apply:  By email to  Please do not call or send faxes

Deadline:  5 pm June 19th, 2008

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. The Health Equity Council is an equal opportunity employer.