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Director, Rainbow Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is Sherbourne Health Centre’s province-wide program working to improve access to services and promote the health of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Although much has changed for the better, the needs of LGBTQ people are often overlooked in the health and social services systems. RHO acts as a catalyst for improving services, increasing knowledge and showcasing innovation and collaboration. The program was established by Sherbourne Health Centre in 2008 to build capacity in LGBTQ health knowledge and practice across Ontario’s health system, based on the strong knowledge and capacity that has been built in Sherbourne’s own direct services for the LGBTQ community.

RHO provides training on LGBTQ health to health and social service agencies, information on research evidence and best practices and consultations to policy makers and organizations. It provides resources for various stakeholders, including community groups, service providers, researchers, policy makers and educators.

Reporting to the President and CEO of Sherbourne Health Centre, the Director, Rainbow Health Ontario, provides strategic leadership and oversight for the program.  The incumbent will provide leadership in the development of knowledge transfer/exchange and system coordination initiatives, capacity-building products and initiatives for the health and social services community, and collaborative research partnerships and programs, with a focus on LGBTQ health and wellness.  To this end, the Director will create relationships with institutional, academic, community and corporate partners across the Province.

The Director, Rainbow Health Ontario will join Sherbourne Health Centre’s Senior Management Team and be an active participant in leading the organization into its next exciting chapter.

As a demonstrated leader and team builder, the Director will possess expertise in research, program development/evaluation, KTE, with a focus on LGBTQ health and wellness and expert knowledge of the Ontario health system; and well developed analytical and critical decision making and problem-solving skills. A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. MPH or MSW); and a minimum of five (5) years of progressive management experience in health and/or community-based organizations, research or academic institutions, or an equivalent blend.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact Debbi Ragogna at Signium Canada.

Debbi Ragogna, Partner