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Community Outreach and Research Position, Centre for Independent Living Toronto and Canadian Cancer Society, Gateways to Screening Project

Position type: Short-term: 16 hours per week for 26 weeks
Years of experience: 2 years
Application deadline: November 10, 2006
Reports to: research steering committee of the Gateways to Screening Project.

The Centre for Independent Living in partnership with the Canadian
Cancer Society is conducting a participatory research project that will
examine the barriers to cancer screening for women with mobility
disabilities.  The Centre for Independent Living (CILT) is a
non-profit resource organization, consumer-controlled and community

Scope of Position

Reporting to the research steering committee of the project, the
research/outreach coordinator is responsible for supporting the
steering committee perform its research functions

Key Responsibilities

  • Out reach to and build relationships with disability focused
    community organizations in Toronto to facilitate focus group meetings
  • Identify, recruit and educate focus group participants on the goals and activities of the project
  • Respond to inquiries about the research project
  • Coordinate activities of the research steering committee
  • Assist with the stewardship of the research project as required


  • Post secondary education in social/health sciences with some research experience
  • Strong writing and communications skills with the ability to think and communicate creatively.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Understanding of disability issues within an intersectional
    framework that takes into account race, gender, sexual orientation, and
    economic status
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with limited supervision.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

If you are interested in joining our project team, please submit your
cover letter and resume by Mail, E-Mail or Fax on or before November
10, 2006:

Centre for Independent Living
Gateways to Screening Project
Attn: Nancy Barry
205 Richmond Street West, Suite 605
Toronto, ON  M5V 1V3
Fax: (416)599-3555

No phone calls please.