Cancer Care Ontario – Scientist, Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit

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Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) — an Ontario government agency — drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.

Known for its innovation and results driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.


Prevention and Cancer Control (P&CC) brings together cancer prevention, screening, surveillance and research into a single organizational entity. Within P&CC, the Aboriginal Cancer Control Unit (ACCU) provides a critical link between CCO and Ontario’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) peoples, who face unique health challenges and substantially poorer health outcomes than the general Ontario population.


  • PhD in epidemiology, health services, health policy or other related health science discipline
  • Experience working with Aboriginal organizations and/or FNIM peoples and their communities
  • Knowledge of FNIM health and socio-economic issues, as well as historical, geographic and cultural perspectives
  • Some knowledge of FNIM data and data governance
  • At least 5 years’ experience conducting complex analysis of administrative health data for surveillance, research and/or policy.
  • At a minimum, basic understanding of cancer risk factors, classification systems, registries and surveillance methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct high quality research with direct relevance to health
  • Advanced knowledge of, and experience in, qualitative and/or quantitative research techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects, mentor research staff and build capacity.
  • Superior and demonstrated written and oral communication skills


CLOSING DATE: May 3, 2016  

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