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Regional Cancer Program Coordinator

Tungasuvvingat Inuit

January 24, 2022

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Regional Cancer Program aims to address the ongoing cancer-related health disparities that exist between Urban Inuit and the general population in Ontario. The program has four (4) main areas of focus: prevention, cancer screening, patient experience and research and surveillance. This position will work closely with the Indigenous Cancer Control Unit of Cancer Care Ontario and support the only community-based Regional Cancer Program in the province.

TI is searching for a self-starter who is motivated to further develop culturally appropriate tools and cancer-related programming. The successful candidate will enjoy researching, presenting information, and building strong community relationships.

The Regional Cancer Program Coordinator will:

  • Build and maintain relationships, forging partnerships through outreach, education and

  • information exchange with organizations across Ontario;

  • Assist in the planning and execution of meetings, events and activities and coordinate community engagement sessions;

  • Participate in focus groups/consultations with Inuit organizations and communities;

  • Manage intake/development of community cancer profiles;

  • Coordinate data gathering, record keeping and file maintenance;

  • Work with communications to develop educational materials;

  • Assist with maintaining program budget and assist with financial reporting;

  • Conduct research, analyze, and compile information from various sources, create frameworks and report on any models and best practices for culturally safe and integrated tools; and

  • Prepare documentation and assist in project reporting requirements.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Ontario’s Inuit history, culture and health/socio-economic issues/needs, the Ontario health system, and social determinants of health for FNIM, and Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and traditional practices.

Excellent communication skills, presenting and research skills, facilitation and community engagement skills, and computer literacy skills (word processing, publication, data collection, e-mail, and internet) are necessary.

The ability to connect with Urban Inuit community through outreach and community engagement, work effectively in a team environment and independently, create and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships, and travel and work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

A post-secondary degree in health, humanities, social sciences, or a related field is preferred. One (1) year  of related professional work experience is required, preferably in a research environment. 

Assets include experience in group facilitation and community engagement, coordinating meetings and events, and working with Indigenous organizations and/or FNIM peoples and communities. 

Fluency in English is required; Inuktitut language skills are preferred.

An acceptable combination of related education and work experience may be considered.

Salary and Benefits

·  TI offers an annual salary of $60,500

·  4% vacation accrual (paid-out)

·  24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan

Deadline for applications is February 4th, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

TI’s Regional Cancer Program office is located at 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON, which is conveniently located close to all major transportation access points and parking is free on the premise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at to learn more about our programs and services. 

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI.

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those selected for an interview.

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