Lead, Screening


The Partnership’s Cancer Control Division implements programs and initiatives that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division is comprised of program teams that specialize in all parts of the cancer continuum – prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical care, survivorship and palliative care. The program teams work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, healthcare professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, to drive practice and policy changes that improve the cancer experience for all people in Canada. All program teams in the division place a special focus on populations in Canada who have less access to timely and effective cancer prevention, services and care, and the teams ensure that all initiatives take action to address the unique challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples affected by cancer.

The Lead, Screening supports the Cancer Control Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Screening, the incumbent coordinates and provides support to deliver on screening program/project priorities. As a highly organized professional with strong technical and systems thinking 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

Project management

  • Leads the implementation of pan-Canadian initiatives to increase cancer screening quality, participation, and equity
  • Works with the team to drive the successful development and execution of plans that align with stakeholder priorities and CPAC’s mandate
  • Establishes project foundations and standard baseline data for quality initiatives, including preparation of internal strategic documents such as full project plans
  • Applies evidence and findings from literature reviews to advise on portfolio work and emerging trends in cancer screening
  • Supports the Director and Managers in strategic planning and decision making, including the development of long-and short-term plans and projects and determining desired project outcomes
  • Guides the work of analysts and students in the development of content focus for network meetings, workshops, working group meetings, and quality initiative projects
  • Works with teams to design and implement evaluation frameworks and approaches (including indicators and targets) that measure and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of screening initiatives and prepare reports on status and findings to support pan-Canadian measurement and CPAC performance measurement to Health Canada
  • Oversees, and supports management of, external vendor and partner funded contracts including timely delivery of quality products and milestone and budget monitoring
  • Engages with cancer screening partners and stakeholders to respond to partner needs through co-creation of funding initiatives, knowledge products, and key resources

General accountabilities

  • Writes technical reports, providing content expertise for stakeholder engagement, and supports the collection and reporting of pan-Canadian screening program data
  • Leads and supports partner engagement and maintains continuous partner relations
  • Acts as the primary contact and source of substantive information regarding program content, status, and findings, to both internal & external stakeholders
  • Assists the Director, Managers, Cancer Control Division and other Divisions as needed
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as required


The Partnership has core competencies which describe the behaviours we expect to be exhibited by staff. While the role overview and accountabilities describe what the successful incumbent will do, the competencies describe how we expect them to do it.

The competencies are a key element to how the Partnership measures performance. There are five universal competencies which need to be exhibited by all staff.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – is a champion for equity
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to shifting needs and priorities
  • Collaborative – partners with others to make an impact
  • Outcomes-focused – keeps their eyes on the ultimate impact to drive change
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and other internal and external systems/groups

Experience and qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Policy, or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferably in non-profit or healthcare
  • Education or experience with First Nations, Inuit and Métis and/or health equity is an asset
  • Extensive experience analyzing and interpreting data, gathering, and synthesizing evidence, preparing reports and presentations on technical topics
  • Experience in implementation science and/or supporting real-world implementation, evaluation and knowledge translation activities would be an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Proficient in Project Management g., PMP designation would be an asset
  • Experience working in the area of cancer control or population-based cancer screening would be 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, Screening


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

Employment category:


Job level:

Level 6 salary range: $77,523- $104,885; 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 8, 2022