Position: Intern, Prevention
Location: Hybrid/Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion
Status: 6-12 month contract
Job Level: $20-$25/hour; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy). Its work is guided by the Strategy, which was refreshed for 2019 to 2029 and will help drive measurable change for all Canadians affected by cancer and a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life.
The Partnership works with those on the front lines of cancer care, and people living with the disease, to make system-level changes that improve all aspects of the cancer continuum from prevention, screening and diagnosis through to treatment, clinical care, palliative care and survivorship. Partners include provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, governments and organizations.
The Partnership’s work is guided by a commitment to reducing inequities in cancer care for underserviced people in Canada such as those living in rural and remote areas, those with low income and new immigrants, and addressing First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples-specific cancer control priorities and actions, outlined in the Strategy, reflecting Canada’s commitment to reconciliation.
The Partnership is funded by Health Canada. Learn more about the impact being made by the Partnership with partners across Canada at: www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca.
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, health-care 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.
Overview of Role
The Intern, Prevention will contribute to the Prevention team’s work on cancer prevention priorities across Canada. The incumbent is a highly motivated individual who will contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of pan-Canadian cancer prevention projects through collaboration with internal teams. The incumbent will integrate reconciliation and health equity across their work, in alignment with the Partnership’s commitment to reconciliation and diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conduct a critical appraisal of available high-quality evidence (systematic reviews, guidelines) on vaping as a cessation aid and cancer risk
- Gather and analyze information on cancer prevention policies and smoking cessation in the cancer system for use in knowledge products.
- Contribute to development of an evaluation plan for assessing reach, impact, and applicability of cancer prevention policy resources (e.g., alcohol policy pack).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
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.
- 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, prioritizes 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
- Undergraduate degree completed
- Master’s degree in progress or completed– in public health, health sciences, health or public administration, public policy, or another relevant field
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience finding, reviewing and critically appraising evidence
- Experience using MS Office applications and MS Teams
September 22, 2022
Please upload your resume and cover letter combined in one file explaining your interest in the position when completing this application.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at TM@partnershipagainstcancer.ca