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Regional Lead, British Columbia & Yukon
Downtown Toronto (work from home until expected return to office in 2022)
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). Its work is guided by the Strategy, which was refreshed for 2019 to 2029 and will help drive measurable change for all Canadians affected by cancer and a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life.
The Partnership works with those on the front lines of cancer care, and people living with the disease, to make system-level changes that improve all aspects of the cancer continuum from prevention, screening and diagnosis through to treatment, clinical care, palliative care and survivorship. Partners include provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments and organizations.
The Partnership’s work is guided by a commitment to reducing inequities in cancer care for underserviced people in Canada such as those living in rural and remote areas, those with low income and new immigrants, and addressing First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples-specific cancer control priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, reflecting Canada’s commitment to reconciliation.
The Partnership is funded by Health Canada. Learn more about the impact being made by the Partnership with partners across Canada at: www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca.
The Partnership’s Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division drives improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling, and innovations such as digital healthcare. The division’s mandate also includes the regional integration office, with Regional Leads located across the country with the mandate of increasing responsiveness to local partner needs and opportunities. This division also leads data collection, analysis and reporting to Canadians on the performance of the cancer system and progress of the Partnership and its partners in delivering on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.
Overview of Role
The British Columbia/Yukon Regional Lead is responsible for optimizing the strategic relationships between the Partnership and cancer and health system partners in BC and YT. While there exists multiple levels and layers to these relationships (program to program, senior leadership to senior leadership, local indigenous communities to the Partnership’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Team, etc.) the Regional Lead’s role is to ensure strategic balance and overall coordination, to identify new opportunities, pre-empt potential challenges, and ensure ongoing communication and alignment, at the strategic not operational level. Working with Regional Leads for the Prairies and North West Territories, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, the BC/Yukon Lead will be part of the Regional Integration team, working in a coordinated way with partners across Canada, and specifically with cancer program, government and Indigenous partners, to accelerate action and delivery of the Partnership’s refreshed strategy and 2022 outcomes. The British Columbia/Yukon Regional Lead will be reporting to the Vice President, Cancer Systems, Performance, and Innovation.
Core Responsibilities & Activities
- Establish and cultivate relationships and engage in ongoing communication with the high priority stakeholders in both British Columbia’s and the Yukon’s cancer and health care systems. This includes identification of key partner organizations, departments, associations, and individuals (within and outside the cancer care system) that the Partnership needs to engage with to establish foundational relationships to open opportunities for collaboration on cancer strategy work. It also requires an understanding of the North-South relationship, to help strengthen the connection for the betterment of the cancer patient experience. This includes working with the Partnership’s Partner Engagement team to develop strategic connections with regional/national offices of pan-Canadian patient advocacy and charitable organization (e.g. CCS, Lung Association) to help advance goals in the Strategy
- Continuously scan the provincial and territorial region’s/jurisdiction’s government and health care system landscapes to identify emerging issues and opportunities and report to the Partnership to inform strategic and operational planning
- Work with Cancer Program/Agency leads in both British Columbia and Yukon to help advance local level priorities (and potential roles for the Partnership and other partners) as they pertain to the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
- Contribute to a stakeholder map for the jurisdictions and maintain and update on a regular basis and feed into the pan-Canadian stakeholder map
- Work with the Partnership team to inform the development of the Cancer Strategy Implementation Plan and the Partnership Business Plan to the requirements and specificities of the region
- Liaise with the province’s and the territory’s regional Pan-Canadian Health Organization and NGO leads to identify emergent opportunities and enhance connections that may have relevance to the aims of the regional or other cancer systems
- Work in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy Team at the Partnership to embed Peoples-specific priorities into the work of cancer and related health and wellness programs in BC and the Yukon
- As appropriate, participate in jurisdictional cancer/health system meetings and forums to provide Pan-Canadian perspective on strategic initiatives (e.g. Prevention, Screening), as well as to foster local connections, and identify opportunities for emergent, leading practices that, in consultation with the local cancer program, could be further supported for spread/scale
- Represent the Partnership on Provincial/Territorial and regional forums: e.g. participate in provincial/territorial large scale meetings
- Support the Partnership leads for funded projects to help ensure the appropriate local connections and context to help ensure the success of the initiative
- Makes connections across teams at the Partnership and with other Regional Leads to help address priorities articulated (or emergent) within the region
- Facilitate regional partner meetings as appropriate to build connections between regional partners
- Work with regional partners to ensure strong participation in Partnership meetings (e.g. board, Partnership Council, network meetings etc.)
- Represent regional perspectives at the Partnership Strategic Management Committee (Directors and Executive) table and joint Regional Leads Table
- Collaborate and coordinate fully with the Partnership Regional Integration Team including other Regional Leads; the Manager, Regional Integration; and other staff
The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.
- Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
- Agile – is constantly adapting to the needs of the workforce, partners, priorities, and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
- Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members
- Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, prioritizes work with a focus on underserved groups
- Systems-thinking – has political acuity and connects the dots between their work and the broader system
- Inspiring – cultivates a common purpose, building energy for change
- Empowering – builds capability and removes barriers to success
- Influential – builds and leverages strong relationships, driving action without authority
- Results-oriented – delivers value from budgets and resources
- Strategic – thinks ahead; focuses on what’s important; knows when, how and with whom to act
- Empathetic – has the ability to consider other perspectives and quite often can imagine what others might be feeling
Experience and Qualifications
- 10+ years experience working a senior leadership levels in the British Columbia health sector; experience working with Yukon is an asset
- Strong knowledge and insights into cancer control in general and cancer systems in BC and YT
- Proven record of successfully building strategic relationships (including positive relationships with key leaders in the current Ontario health organizational structure)
- Strong communication and relationship management skills
- Bilingual in both English and French is an asset
- Cultural Competency Training and experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis are assets
Open until filled
If you are interested in applying to this position, please attach your CV and cover letter combined in one file to the application.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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