Associate Medical Officers of Health - York Region

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Mar 26, 2021
Full time Other

Job Description


Associate Medical Officers of Health

In 2020, York Region was recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, a Top Employer for Young People in Canada, one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.

York Region is Canada’s fastest growing area, with a population that is expected to grow to 1.79 million by the year 2041. This is an exciting time to join the Region of York – it is a time of organizational change and renewal, with a focus on ensuring maximum value and services for employees and the rapidly growing communities they serve.

York Region is a leader in their field for innovative technologies and programs with a strong focus on excellence in the services provided to the nine cities and towns they represent. They value employees’ contributions and support opportunities for growth and development. They provide progressive programs and benefits, nurturing employee satisfaction and community involvement. York Region is not only a great place to live, it's a great place to work.

York Region is currently seeking Associate Medical Officers of Health to fill recent vacancies and prepare for an eventual succession to a Medical Officer of Health role. Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, the Associate Medical Officer of Health is responsible for the management of public health programs and services relating to Healthy Lifestyles, Infectious Disease Control and Epidemiological surveillance and data interpretation provided by the Public Health Branch; researching medical issues affecting Divisional programs; interpreting directives and implementing legislative changes; promoting and leading Divisional projects and initiatives; acting for the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in their absence and carrying out the legal responsibilities of the office of the MOH as defined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act and in accordance with the policies of the Region.

Requirements include a Masters degree in Community Health and Epidemiology, Public Health or the equivalent that is acceptable to the Ministry in satisfying the requirements under the regulations pertaining to the Health Protection and Promotion Act along with designation as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The ideal candidate brings strong leadership and management experience in health-related programs and service delivery. Your strategic approach to developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to public health programs supports your strong relationship building skills and commitment to developing effective partnerships and collaborations. You are dedicated to equity and bring principal based leadership to the team along with the talent to build and foster trusting relationships and presence to influence a broad range of stakeholders. Most importantly, you care – about the residents you support, your team, and the community as a whole.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted by April 23, 2021 at For more information, please contact Margaret Vanwyck of Odgers Berndtson at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

York Region 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 York Region throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


York Region, ON