Chair, Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

Position: Chair, Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network
Status: Contract (Part-time)
Posting Date: March 6, 2015
Closing Date: April 13, 2015

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation (the Partnership) is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. It brings together cancer survivors, patients and families, cancer experts and government representatives to implement the first pan-Canadian cancer control strategy. The Partnership’s vision is to be a driving force to achieve a focused approach that will help prevent cancer, enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer, lessen the likelihood of dying from cancer, and increase the efficiency of cancer control in Canada.

The Partnership is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of Chair, Pan-Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Network (PCCSN). This leadership position will be a part-time appointment of approximately one day per week, allowing the individual to maintain employment with his/her current host agency.


Assembled in June 2009 to optimize participation in, and the impact of, cervical screening programs, the PCCSN serves as a national forum for provinces and territories to share experiences and review new evidence and technologies. It also provides an opportunity to discuss and take collaborative action on matters relating to cervical cancer screening, prevention and treatment. The PCCSN chair’s duties include:

  • Leading strategic planning discussions with PCCSN members, stakeholders and the Partnership about key goals and objectives for the network
  • Representing the network at key internal and external meetings as required, including but not limited to sharing successes with other Partnership advisory groups
  • Overseeing the work of the network, including completion and evaluation efforts of existing work plans
  • Setting agendas and objectives for network meetings, with support from Partnership staff (Coordinator, Expert Lead, etc.)
  • Chairing bi-annual network meetings
  • Participate in related screening workshops and/or projects
  • Directing the follow-up activities required from the meetings
  • Work closely with Partnership senior management, the Expert Lead and the Director, Screening & Early Detection
  • Provide expert opinion to the Partnership on related cervical cancer screening initiatives, and when requested, speak on the Partnership’s behalf on relevant areas

Terms of the Contract

The term of this contract is from April 1st 2015 to March 31st 2017

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should have a PhD, MD or equivalent advanced degree in science, medicine or related field. He/she will have a depth of experience in the Canadian cervical cancer screening and prevention field; demonstrated leadership capabilities and achievements; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate dialogue and problem-solving amongst multidisciplinary groups; proven ability to chair provincial and/or national forums; excellent oral communication and presentation skills; and highly supportive of the Partnership’s Cancer Control strategy.

If you are interested in applying for this positions, please send your CV and cover letter to

For additional information, please visit our website at

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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