2015 Summer Students Positions, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

Click here for the 2015 Summer Student Application Form

The Partnership has the following paid summer positions available for up to 4 months from May to August 31st

Created in 2007, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on a national cancer control strategy. The Partnership collaborates with a variety of experts, organizations and stakeholders across the country to harness the best of what is working well to control cancer and to effectively implement this strategy coast to coast. We share with our partners the common goals of reducing the risk of cancer, lessening the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer and enhancing quality of life for those affected by cancer.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 30, 2015

1. Cancer Control Division – Person-Centred Perspective (Toronto)

Working with the Person-Centred Perspective team, the Summer Student will assist in the preparation of an environmental scan of cancer agencies’ adoption of goals of care and advanced care planning activities and policies. The student will also be involved in analyzing and synthesizing information from diverse sources to assist in the development of a gap analysis, assisting with the implementation of Person-Centred Perspective Program Evaluation and measurement framework, and the finalizing and disseminating the Person-Centred Perspective Toolkit.

  • Skills/experience: Master’s level student, health policy, administration, MBA, MHA, MSc, MSW policy and planning, or other related field. The ideal candidate would have some experience in literature searches, scoping reviews, and environmental scans.

2. Cancer Control Division– Prevention & Research (Toronto)

Working within the Prevention team, the Summer Student will support evidence-informed healthy public policy development in Canada by establishing new policy subcategories within the Prevention Policies Directory. This work will involve reviewing relevant policies indexed by the Partnership’s Prevention Policies Directory and/or policy maps, upcoming policies related to healthy built environments, and physical activity, and active transportation.

  •  Skills/experience: A student working towards a Master of Public Health or other Master’s degree in related field (e.g., health promotion, health sciences, community health, planning). The ideal candidate should have knowledge of cancer/chronic disease prevention, healthy public policy, and policy processes. Excellent analytical and interpretive skills, as well as experience working with web-based technology, tools and databases would be an asset.

3. Cancer Control Division – System Performance (Toronto)

Working with the System Performance team, the Summer Student will conduct literature reviews in support of the Transitions in Care in-depth study, the Prostate Cancer Spotlight Report, the Appropriateness Spotlight Report, and the 2016 Cancer System Performance Report. In addition, the student will be involved in preparing and reviewing online content for the System Performance web application and format a variety of presentations, posters, and knowledge transfer exchange material.

  • Skills/experience: Strong writing and editing skills are an essential as well as strong experience with literature reviews. Experience with online content planning and design will also be an advantage.

4. Strategy Division– Communications and Outreach (Toronto)

Working under the Communications and Outreach team, the Summer Student will be involved in the Partnership’s 2015 outreach efforts related to the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, as well as communications planning and implementation for the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance conference taking place in Montreal in November 2015. In addition, the student will support the production and dissemination of the 2014/15 annual report, compile and distribute the Partnership’s daily media scan (a summary of relevant media coverage that is sent to the Partnership’s Board of Directors, staff team, advisors and other key stakeholders).

  • Skills/experience: Student in Public Relations or other Communications program. The ideal candidate should have excellent written and verbal communications skills (both official languages is an asset), interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment. Computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft office products is a must.

5. Strategy Division– First Nations, Inuit and Métis Strategy (Toronto)

Working with the Fist Nations, Inuit and Métis (FN/I/M) team, the Summer Student will be involved in conducting an environmental scan on palliative care for FN/I/M patients, and developing surveys for baseline report uptake. The student will also assist in compiling an evidence database to help inform the gaps of the FN/I/M Initiative specifically for diagnosis delivery and transition in care.  The environmental scan and evidence database will further the work of the Initiative by better informing our partners work, updating resources available in the Cancerview repository and will align with the approach to be taken with two new pieces of work.

  • Skills/experience: Master’s level student in Health Sciences, Public Health and Education or other health related degree. The ideal candidate should have experience environmental scan, in literature searches, and excellent writing/analytical skills.

6. Finance and Corporate Services Division – Finance and Administration (Toronto)

Working with the Finance team, the Summer Student will be involved in the documentation review of current accounting processes, revisions to the accounts payable ERP system, and implementation of records management structure regarding access of financial electronic records. The student will also assist with preparation for financial audits and everyday work of the department e.g. expense reporting, account reconciliations, journal entries.

  • Skills/experience: Student in third or fourth year of a university degree in Accounting and plans to pursue a professional accounting designation. Excellent skills in MS office products and previous experience with accounting systems is an asset.


To download the application form, click on the link below:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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