Analyst, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy


This position sits within the Strategic Partnerships Division, which leads engagement with partners across the health system and the broader cancer community who are working to develop and implement practice and policy changes that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. We work across the organization and alongside 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. We also work alongside First Nations, Inuit and Métis governments and organizations to drive forward the Strategy’s three People-specific priorities and actions of the Strategy.

Overview of role

The Analyst, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy supports the Strategic Partnerships Division in carrying out the important work of the Strategy. Specifically, the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples’ Specific Priorities (Priorities 6,7,8). Reporting to the Manager, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy, the Analyst supports the work of the team in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. This role requires a broad skill set, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively across multiple partners; a high capacity for collaboration including the ability to employ humility and emotional intelligence to collaborative work, strong time management skills and the capacity to prioritize workload; and the aptitude to connect multiple worldviews.

Core responsibilities and activities

Project and relationship collaboration

  • Supports the team’s efforts at aligning with First Nations, Inuit and Métis self-determined cancer and health priorities through gathering evidence, identifying themes and informing consensus-building for decision-making. There will be a focus on the identification and analysis of emerging discourses within the area of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis health transformation.
  • Supports development and sustainability of relationships with key stakeholders including planning, organizing, and preparing materials for meetings, framing our work to align with both self-determined priorities and the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.
  • Maintains regular communication with team leadership, ensuring the sharing of project content, status, updates, and findings. Collaborates closely with peers to support shared experiences in driving action with partners toward the achievement of strategic priorities and other deliverables.
  • Ensures accurate and timely communication with the Financial Planning and Administration team to financial matters related to funded initiatives in respectful and timely way.

Knowledge translation and exchange

  • Supports the Knowledge Translation and Exchange initiatives of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teams, including the delivery of virtual and in-person events in collaboration with funded partners across the country.
  • Accurately summarizes and succinctly reports on ongoing initiatives for communication with Partnership leadership, including the Regional Integration Office and Partnership Dashboard.


  • Advances the Partnership’s Commitment to Reconciliation through both the demonstration of allyship in carrying out duties of the role and the pursuit of ongoing personal growth.
  • Contributes to the successful implementation of Partnership’s Reconciliation Pathway, including but not limited to supporting initiatives during National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Supports the ongoing refresh of the Partnership’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis advisory structure. This includes providing assistance with the recruitment of new advisors and ongoing support to the successful implementation of the advisory table.
  • Assists the Director, and division teams, as required.
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as required.


The Partnership has core competencies that 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 – 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, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and broader system, has political acuity

Experience and qualifications

  • University Undergraduate Degree in Health Administration, Health Policy, or another relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and lived experience.
  • Education and/or experience working directly with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/governments/organizations is a requirement.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with multiple partners, preferably in the non-profit or healthcare sector.
  • Being Bilingual in both English and French or an Indigenous language is an asset.
  • Demonstrated engagement with cultural awareness/safety learning is an asset.
  • Proficient in Project Management, e.g. PMP designation would be an asset.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive).

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, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Cancer Strategy


Hybrid. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada.

Employment category:


Job level:

Level 5 salary range: $70,723 - $95,683 per year; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

July 28, 2023

Closing date:

Until filled