Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

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Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives

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Author alnationtalk
Date March 30, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Salary $33.59 - $45.31 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Coordinator
Client Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives
Shkaabe Makwa

Shkaabe Makwa is a Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness at CAMH that supports culturally relevant systems initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across Ontario. Through the implementation of wise practices, evidence-based models, trauma-informed interventions, and the advancement of research, Shkaabe Makwa strives to transform health outcomes which harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

Position Description:
Shkaabe Makwa requires a dynamic, goal-oriented and culturally grounded Project Coordinator in the Strategic Initiatives portfolio. The successful candidate is a key part of the team reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives to support the advancement of organizational transformation and systems changes in policies, programs and services for Indigenous peoples.

This exciting position places the candidate within Strategic Initiatives in Shkaabe Makwa, contributing to innovation internally at CAMH and externally in the hospital system. Duties include supporting the implementation of the Truth & Reconciliation Action Plan, the Reconciliation Working Group, coordinating the Aboriginal Caucus and advancing the strategic initiatives of Shkaabe Makwa.

The candidate must possess the ability to collaborate with a variety of partners and contribute to strategic planning processes, have excellent organizational, planning, time management skills, the ability to multi-task, and support projects with tight deadlines.

The varied mandate of the Strategic Initiatives portfolio requires the Program Coordinator to coordinate regular meetings, collaborate on agenda preparation, take meeting notes, prepare reports with metrics, design presentations, ensure the completion of action items, plan project phases, develop and modify schedules to meet timelines, and maintain excellent relations with partners.  The candidate will also support event planning, undertake literature reviews, environmental scans and prepare summary reports. Experience in writing annual reports, preparing data charts and analyzing and tracking metrics is required. As part of this role, the Program Coordinator will coordinate the document management system on the internal and external reconciliation sites. The candidate will liaise with programs and departments across CAMH. The candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 60 White Squirrel Way. 


This position requires the incumbent to be First Nations, Inuit or Métis with demonstrated community connections. The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Health Services, Social Sciences, Health Administration, Public Health, or Education with a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience working in Ontario’s mental health and addiction system. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of principles and practices of Indigenous engagement. Knowledge of Indigenous cultural protocols, history and community context is necessary. Knowledge of truth and reconciliation efforts in Canada is essential. Excellent organization, communication, networking, and presentation skills, along with high computer proficiency are necessary. The candidate will also require the ability to work effectively in a wide-range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds and program areas within CAMH.

The candidate will have demonstrated experience developing and supporting the implementation of project plans and processes, analytical problem solving, and prioritizing project needs. The successful candidate will also have experience working with external stakeholders, including hospitals, First Nations education Institutes, colleges, universities and government. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple aspects of work simultaneously, work independently, as well as with a diverse team.

Bilingualism (French/English) and/or the ability to speak an Indigenous language is considered an asset. Strong PC software skills including experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel), Internet Search and an ability to learn new programs quickly is required.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note:  This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

 Salary Range: $33.59 – $45.31 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization. 

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

 At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

 CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.


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