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RFP--Awareness Raising and Strategic Plan Development for OHPRS Outreach to Aboriginal Populations

Background

Ontario's Health Promotion Resource System (OHPRS) supports health
promotion in Ontario.  Member organizations provide different
combinations of training, consultation, print and electronic resources,
network building opportunities and referrals for a wide variety of
organizations and individuals who want to increase their capacity to
effectively promote health in Ontario communities.  Each member
has a different area of expertise.  All are funded by the
provincial government.

The results of a needs assessment of over 800 health promoters in
Ontario, conducted by the OHPRS in late 2004, indicated there is a need
for material to support health promotion work with aboriginal people.

To address this and other issues relating to the cultural diversity of
Ontario, the OHPRS Outreach Working Group was established, which
recommended that a consultant be engaged to assist OHPRS to increase
its capacity to provide effective services to aboriginal populations.

Major Deliverables

The services of a consultant are being sought to accomplish the following deliverables:

Awareness Raising

  • Provide information about aboriginal culture, interests and issues
  • Provide information about what current health promotion services
    are tailored for aboriginal people, how they are delivered and by whom

Strategic Plan

  • Develop a system-level plan to increase our capacity to
    effectively serve aboriginal populations, given the system's resources
    and capacity
  • Recommend strategies to encourage train the trainers programs,
    the engagement of volunteers and health promoters from aboriginal
    communities and the development of effective methods and approaches for
    outreach and service delivery.

Report

A final report will be submitted in writing and presented orally to the
OHPRS Outreach Working Group by January 31st, 2007 and to the OHPRS
Forum on February 7th, 2007.

Qualifications

It is anticipated that qualified applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of aboriginal culture
  • Knowledge of needs and issues relating to aboriginal populations
  • Knowledge of health and health promotion service delivery systems
  • Knowledge of pertinent research
  • Familiarity with equity principles
  • Prior experience with organizational assessments
  • Prior experience with aboriginal populations
  • At least two references

Remuneration

Up to $10,000 is available to finance this work, inclusive of all expenses and taxes.

Resource Material

Information about the OHPRS is available at www. ohprs.ca. A number of
documents will be made available to the successful applicant, including
the OHPRS Needs Assessment Report, minutes of the OHPRS Outreach
Working Group and resource materials developed by members.

Submission Requirements

Proposals are to be submitted by December 1, 2006. In your proposal please provide:

  • A description of the services to be provided based on the major
    deliverables described above, including a detailed breakdown of the
    work to be done and associated costs.
  • A brief one-page biography, highlighting your recent relevant experience.
  • Suggested timelines for this proposal, although we are bound by
    the expectation that the final report will be presented at the February
    7th OHPRS Forum and that all expenditures will occur prior to March
    31st, 2007.
  • Proposals should not exceed 5 pages in length.

Selection Process

Proposal will be reviewed by the OHPRS Outreach Working Group.
Potential candidates will be selected for an interview. We will then
enter into a formal, written contract with the selected applicant.
Completed proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 1,
2006, via email to a.por@opc.on.ca, or mail to

OHPRS Secretariat
Attention: OWG
180 Dundas Street West,  Suite 1900
Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z8

OHPRS accepts no responsibility for submissions that are lost due to
mechanical or electronic failures. We regret that we can only respond
to those applicants that are selected for an interview. OHPRS is an
equal opportunity employer.