Chief, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention - Public Health Ontario

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Mar 12, 2020
Full time Physician

Job Description

Chief, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention

Founded in 2007, Public Health Ontario (PHO) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. PHO partners with government, public health departments, academic institutions, community agencies and the broader health system to prevent illness, build system capacity and improve health outcomes. They provide the scientific evidence and expert guidance that shapes policies and practices for a healthier Ontario. PHO has locations across Ontario, including 11 laboratory sites.

PHO is currently recruiting a Chief, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention. The new Chief will act as a strategic advisor across the organization to drive sound, innovative, scientific, research and technical support in the areas of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention. In addition, the Chief will work with Ontario’s public health system, health promotion intermediaries, and partner organizations to ensure a sound and sustainable system provincially. Core to the role will be the provision of strategic leadership in support of the government, local public health and broader health system that enables the development of evidence-informed public policy. As a member of the senior leadership team, the new Chief will lead and mentor a group of highly experienced subject matter experts and ensures that sound organizational and operational plans and processes contribute to a best-practice work environment.

In addition to being a highly skilled credible leader, the new Chief will bring a decisive and confident style to the role, along with a passion for driving high quality outcomes and building greater capacity through affiliation and collaboration. As well, she/he will possess –

  • extensive experience as a practicing Public Health and Preventive Medicine physician, or equivalent with scientific or public health professional training at a post graduate level;
  • possession of or eligibility for College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario independent practice license;
  • minimum ten (10) years’ experience in planning and managing in a highly specialized and complex scientific environment
  • eligibility for (or currently holding) an academic appointment at one or more Ontario universities;
  • strong knowledge of professional principles and best practices in the field of public health in relation to health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and our client throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter to

Job Category

Chief, Physician


Toronto, ON