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Team Lead, Knowledge Exchange and Training, Program Training and Consultation Centre, Cancer Care Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 17, 2012

Vacancy/Poste Vacant: Team Lead, Knowledge Exchange and Training
Reports To/Supérieur Hiérarchique: Senior Manager, Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC)
Location/Emplacement: Downtown Toronto Subway location on University Ave
Status/Situation: Permanent Full-Time
No. of Vacancies /Nombre De Postes Vacants: One hire
Posting Date/Date D’affichage: November 26, 2012
Closing Date/Date Limite: December 17, 2012

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario’s cancer services and prevention efforts. As the provincial government’s chief cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario directs over $700-million in public health care funding for cancer prevention, detection and care. The agency also operates screening and prevention programs; collects, monitors and reports information about cancer and cancer system performance; develops evidence-based standards and guidelines for health care providers; and works with regional providers to plan and improve cancer services.

Position Summary/Résumé Du Poste:

The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) plays a leading role in providing training and technical assistance in comprehensive tobacco control to local communities in Ontario. Funded by Public Health Ontario, the PTCC is based at Cancer Care Ontario and partners with the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

The PTCC provides services to Ontario local public health departments, local tobacco-free coalitions, regional Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs), community health centres, voluntary organizations, and other health and human service providers that are active in comprehensive tobacco control.

The PTCC provides a range of evidence based services to build capacity for comprehensive tobacco control at the individual and organizational levels. These services include:

  • Delivering training programs, workshops and webinars
  • Delivering technical assistance through consultations
  • Organizing tobacco control forums that bring together government decision-makers, researchers, tobacco control practitioners, and other tobacco control stakeholders
  • Supporting the development and implementation of provincial communities of practice
  • Conducting applied research activities in partnership with the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo

Please see our website for more details:

We require a Team Lead to manage an extensive tobacco control training program (multiple training courses and formats), and associated knowledge exchange initiatives (provincial Communities of Practice, knowledge exchange forums, etc). The position will be responsible for developing and managing a training cycle that includes needs assessment, program development and evaluation. The content of training will align with the scientific and practice-based evidence, tobacco control policy priorities and respond to emerging issues. The position also plays a lead role in coordinating and integrating all of PTCC’s knowledge exchange activities, including applied research activity conducted by the University of Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact. The position will provide operational oversight of this partnership agreement.

The Team Lead for Knowledge Exchange and Training will report to the PTCC Senior Manager, and will work closely with the Senior Manager and the Team Lead for Technical Assistance to develop, coordinate and align project plans, and activities.


  • Leadership and supervision
    • Leads the development and management of PTCC’s training and knowledge exchange programs and services
    • Supervises a modest staff team; including delegating, scheduling and prioritizing staff workloads
    • Monitors team deliverables to ensure milestone and on-budget completion
    • Coordinates and provides day-today oversight over PTCC’s partnership agreement with the University of Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact to conduct applied research, including research and evaluative studies, documentation of practices, literature reviews and evidence syntheses.
    • Communicates effectively with external clients, and stakeholders
    • Provides developmental feedback to staff team members
    • Works with Senior Manager to conduct staff performance reviews
    • Represents the program on external committees
    • Engages external agencies and programs (resource centres, research agencies, etc) in collaborative training program development as appropriate
  • Planning
    • Designs and conducts skill-based needs assessments
    • Reviews PTCC training and knowledge exchange activities, and evaluation results; analyzes performance and prepares recommendations to enhance service delivery and support innovation
    • Develops and implements plans for the revision of existing training and the development of new training programs
    • Develops individual and organizational-level strategies to optimize learning and transfer of learning
    • Establishes and leads advisory/work groups to support training program development
    • Effectively manages multiple training and knowledge exchange projects, including development of new training/ learning programs, knowledge exchange forums/ meetings, new knowledge products, etc
    • Develops processes, procedures and strategies to enhance the functioning of PTCC’s training programs, Communities of Practice and other capacity building and knowledge exchange strategies
    • Assumes responsibility for the development, promotion and dissemination of selected knowledge products (training toolkits and guides, backgrounders, research summaries, etc); develops related communications and dissemination protocols
  • Knowledge Management
    • Leads PTCC’s knowledge management strategy, enabling access to the scientific and practice-based evidence for staff and external clients; develops and maintains an electronic knowledge repository
    • Proactively shares knowledge across PTCC teams, partners and clients, as appropriate
    • Oversees the PTCC website and development of PTCC’s knowledge repository
  • Other
    • Completes quarterly and final activity reports for use by PTCC management and for submission to funders
    • Assists the PTCC Senior Manager with the development of annual work plans and budget estimates
    • Manages procurements with training consultants, vendors, etc


  • Education:
    • A graduate degree in education, health sciences, behavioural sciences, or recognized equivalent required
    • Strong knowledge of adult learning theory, knowledge exchange theories and strategies
    • Understanding of training/ capacity building evaluation models and metrics
    • Strong knowledge of curriculum planning
    • Candidate must demonstrate an understanding of complex public health interventions
    • Knowledge of comprehensive tobacco control and the tobacco control system in Ontario desirable
  • Experience:
    • 5 or more years of relevant experience in roles related to adult learning/ continuing education, capacity building and knowledge exchange
    • Experience leading and successfully completing large complex projects
    • Experience developing adult learning, training and/or continuing education programs, including online/ e learning applications
    • Experience leading teams and supervising staff
    • Solid knowledge of project management
    • Demonstrates experience with presenting materials to large audiences of 50+
  • Other Relevant Knowledge and Skills:
    • Effective consensus building, facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong critical, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Superior organizational skills and ability to manage complex concurrent projects
    • Experience working with diverse stakeholders
    • Experience with vendor management and contract negotiation

More about Cancer Care Ontario:

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) -- an Ontario government agency -- drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.
Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.

Our website is at:

We are guided in most part by the Ontario Cancer Plan at:

Information about Ontario’s ColonCancerCheck program managed by Cancer Care Ontario can be found at:

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontarians at:
View our listing of all other CCO current postings at:

Cancer Care Ontario is a HOOPP pension plan employer, see the details at:

Resume Format: If you elect to apply, please prepare a basic, text-based version of your resume to paste into the text resume application box. Then, near the end of the application process, even after clicking on ‘Submit’, you will be invited to attach up to three separate files to your application. Please make one of these attached files your formatted resume in either a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format.

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