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Toronto, Ontario (Canada)


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Health Equity Lead

Job ID: 54694
Job Views: 219
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Employment Type: Part time
Posted: 01-05-2017

Job Description

Health Equity Lead

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care in Ontario, evaluating the effectiveness of health care technologies and services, providing evidence-based recommendations, reporting to the public on the quality of the health system, and supporting the spread of quality improvement throughout the system.


Reporting to the Manager of Health Equity, and under the direction of the Chief of Clinical Quality and Manager of Health Equity, the Health Equity Lead will support the continued development and execution of Health Quality Ontario’s Health Equity Strategic Roadmap.


As a member of the Health Equity Team, the Lead will be responsible for the following activities to support HQO’s Health Equity Strategic Plan/Roadmap.

Analysis & Writing 

  • Leading and/or supporting analytical activities and environmental scans
  • Reviewing, interpreting and synthesizing information from diverse sources (e.g. internet, engagement consultations, reports)
  • Writing HQO Equity Office Documents in collaboration and consultation with internal and external stakeholders

Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Preparing various types of communication products including reports, PowerPoint presentations and briefing notes for a diverse audience including the public
  • Establishing and maintaining strong internal and external relationships
  • Collaborating with other HQO business areas and external stakeholders to seek input and validate work
  • Providing regular updates/status reports as required, presenting and participating in meetings and committees

Project Planning & Execution

  • Developing and managing work plans; escalating issues and coordinating deliverables with other HQO health equity activities
  • Executing delivery of work plan activities in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting the Health Equity Manager in managing budgets, reporting and/or additional administrative activities 

Other Activities

  • Leading and/or supporting other health equity activities as required
  • Providing leadership as a senior staff member within the Heath Equity team 


To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:


  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences, health promotion, healthcare administration, communications or a related field of study
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Health Promotion, Healthcare Administration or a related field is preferred


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working in a health care environment in a related role
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development and/or execution of provincial or regional strategic plans
  • Leading and/or supporting initiatives/projects focused on improving health equity at a regional or provincial level is an asset

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills within all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ontario’s health system and health issues
  • Strong understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Experience in executing strategic plans
  • Working in cross functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize competing workload demands
  • Previous experience working in a health care environment
  • Working knowledge of key health equity concepts, issues and trends
  • Extensive proficiency in MS Office Suite skills, in particular Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Mature leadership experience in building strong relationships and achieving consensus
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deliverables on schedule with high quality results
  • Excellent judgment skills in setting priorities, identifying issues, problem-solving and structured approaches to determining and executing solutions
  • Professional, reliable and detail oriented

Our Values:

  • Respect - considerate of the feelings, wishes, rights, roles, and traditions of those who we interact with and work in the system
  • Integrity -  honest, trustworthy and forthright in all that we do
  • Collaboration - foster strong partnerships with all our stakeholders & work together to achieve positive and lasting change
  • Excellence – Producing robust and relevant reports; Promoting new ideas

Location: Toronto
Duration: Regular, Full-Time

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and resume to HQORes@hqontario.ca by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, quoting competition number 2017-001 as well as their name. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Health Quality Ontario is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.

For additional information on Health Quality Ontario, please visit our website at www.hqontario.ca.  

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