First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy


The Strategic Partnerships Division leads the 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.

The Coordinator, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy, the incumbent coordinates and provides support to deliver on program/project objectives. As a highly organized professional with strong time management skills this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to CPAC’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians.

Core responsibilities and activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Advances progress of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis strategy through active engagement and involvement with partners and stakeholders;
  • Provides information gathering and synthesis support by collecting and analyzing information, for example, web searches and stakeholder mapping.


  • Coordinates and provides support to major events, internal and external conferences and meetings
  • Maintains a ‘master’ calendar of key deliverables, identifies potential synergies or bottlenecks
  • Acts as point-of-contact for external partners and stakeholders involved in program/project teams
  • Manages correspondence, databases, records management systems, and paper and electronic filing systems for the team, ensuring accessibility of data
  • Liaises with Communications on internal communications (e.g. Partnership Update) and coordinates team input to various corporate and communications products (e.g. Sharepoint)

Meeting and event management

  • Working with Steering Committees; external Partners; Program/Project Teams the incumbent supports the preparation of meetings by providing all background material, agenda development, meeting invitations, minute taking and communication of Action Items
  • Provides support for quarterly and annual events such as corporate retreats, strategic planning activity, CPAC’s annual report, quarterly operational reporting, additional program and project activity
  • Provides logistical support for conferences and events as required, including problem- solving and coordination of virtual delivery options
  • Assists external partners and stakeholders with expense reimbursement requests and travel, codes expenses according to CPAC’s policies and procedures


  • Contributes to the development of methodology, processes, tools, guidelines and templates
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as required


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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, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy


Downtown Toronto Downtown Toronto (work from home until the expected return to the office in 2022)

Employment category:


Job level:

Level 4 salary range: $52,326-$70,794; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

May 27, 2022

Closing date:

June 10, 2022