Project Manager


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 Project Manager supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities.  Reporting to the Manager, Delivery Management Office the incumbent supports the delivery of 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 the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians.

Core responsibilities and activities

Program specific responsibilities

  • Working with an interdisciplinary team across the organization and with external partners leads project planning (annual work plan, long-term plans and related operating plans) to meet outcomes for programs aligned with the strategic direction of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
  • Contributes to and applies the Partnership’s project management framework, including project lifecycle processes
  • Contributes to progress reporting on projects as required for senior management, the board of directors and Health Canada
  • Collaborates with content experts to establish project foundations, including baseline data, scoping of projects and developing project plans to support the execution of the annual and long-term plans
  • Actively manages projects within one or more program areas with support from program leadership, specialists, and content experts
  • Facilitates partner funding and procurement processes for external services
  • Develops contract and agreement documentation related to projects
  • Identifies and analyzes project schedule, budget, scope, and impact variances, and communicates actual or projected variances for project status reporting. Collaborates with finance analysts and procurement colleagues when budgets and contractual agreements are involved
  • Leads the identification, documentation and monitoring of project risks and mitigation strategies throughout the project lifecycle, in collaboration with program, finance and procurement colleagues
  • Monitors and follows up on project deliverables with external partners to ensure the achievement of project goals
  • Collaborates with colleagues to provide project information and integrate work related to supporting functions such as finance, procurement, strategy, communications, IT, evaluation, and performance measurement

General responsibilities

  • Prepares and presents content and/or represents the Strategy and Delivery team at meetings, both internal and external, and other forums as directed
  • Assists the Manager with other duties and ad hoc projects as required


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element in 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 think 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 Public Health, Business Administration, or other relevant disciplines, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience, preferably in project management and/or the non-profit, healthcare sector
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project is an asset
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) designation preferred
  • 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, Delivery Management Office


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

Employment category:

12 month fixed term

Job level:

Level 5 salary range: $68,003-$92,003; 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