Analyst, Partner Engagement


The Strategic Partnerships Division leads engagement of partners in Canada’s health system and broader cancer community who are key to implementing practice and policy changes that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division works with the Partnership’s program teams and system partners to develop work plans, monitor progress, and regularly assess new and evolving work to ensure it aligns with the eight priorities of the Strategy. The division also leads communications activities to strategically support and profile the work of the Partnership in driving forward the priorities of the Strategy across partners, stakeholders and the public. The division also oversees a special agenda of working alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis to drive forward People-specific priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, by co-developing and implementing solutions to improving cancer care for those in these communities.

As a highly organized professional with strong stakeholder relations, communication and writing skills, the Analyst, Partner Engagement supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Partner Engagement, and working closely with the Program Manager, Public and Patient Engagement, the incumbent coordinates and provides support to deliver on partner and patient and family engagement program/project objectives. The Analyst will play a key role in developing, delivering, and tracking an integrated work plan for the Partnership’s vision for a cohesive partner engagement strategy and plan across all areas of the organization. This will require working closely with peers from cross-functional teams, including program teams and Regional Integration, Government Relations and First Nations, Inuit and Métis teams.

Core responsibilities and activities

Partner and patient engagement

  • Supports the implementation of the Partnership’s strategic priorities as outlined in the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control by conducting in-depth stakeholder analysis and tracking to monitor partner priorities, strategic activities, and achievements, and identify opportunities to share ideas and co-create integrated partner engagement plans, briefing materials and communication products
  • Works as part of the Partner Engagement team to establish, maintain, assess, and grow the Partnership’s ever-evolving view of the full stakeholder landscape in an integrated comprehensive manner
  • Supports engagement activities with cancer charities, non- governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders connected to, and supporting, underserviced groups such as new immigrants, low income, homeless, at-risk youth and the LGBTQ2S
  • Supports the Partnership’s work with Patient and Family Advisors, including maintaining an online space for Patient and Family Advisors, and outlining key opportunities for engagement in Partnership projects and other external opportunities.
  • Leads and supports the development of outreach and communication products/plans and related project management tools for key partner engagements

General responsibilities

  • Works closely with program teams and the Regional Integration, Government Relations and First Nations, Inuit and Métis teams to ensure aligned and coordinated partner engagement activities that support a common vision for partner engagement for the organization
  • Plans and coordinates stakeholder meetings, consultations, and events, which includes organizing and supervising logistics, preparing briefing documents and meeting materials, preparing minutes, tracking agreements and action items, and coordinating event related communications
  • Helps to support key lists related to relevant stakeholders, such as, partners, government, cancer control leaders and experts, healthcare sector and other community and public representatives to assess trends and identify opportunities for linkages or synergies to drive the strategic action needed to advance and integrate strategic priorities
  • Works with peers to maintain a robust approach to environmental scanning and regularly monitors the horizon to identify and anticipate emerging issues, communicate analysis internally and support preparation of position statements and key messages
  • Prepares background notes and analysis on cancer control, health, and other related areas to support the ongoing strategy development process for near and long-term planning
  • Tracks and responds to incoming requests for organizational responses to consultations and engagement activities of stakeholder organizations, including high-profile, sensitive requests
  • Acts as a key resource throughout the organization to provide actionable insights related to stakeholder outreach broadly and organizational standards for strategic partner relations management, as well as understanding government and political structures and processes
  • Works closely with the communications team, who have shared accountability for stakeholder analysis, engagement, and communication
  • Provides support throughout the organization as required including other duties and ad hoc projects as required


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.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to 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, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Experience and qualifications

  • University Undergraduate Degree in Health Administration, Health or Public Policy, Communications, Public Affairs or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience, preferably in the non-profit or healthcare sector
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Proficient with a variety of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Proficient in Project Management e.g. PMP designation would be an asset
  • Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis is an asset
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Partner Engagement


Downtown Toronto (work from home until further notice)

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Posting date:

January 20, 2021

Closing date:

February 3, 2021