Job Posting 68136

Coordinator, Health Equity Initiatives
Child Development Institute
Toronto Metro area
closed 8 days ago (Thu, 25 Feb)
full time  •  Salary is under review and is subject to skills, abilities and qualifications.


Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto offering a range of services to approximately 3,000 children ages 0‐12, youth ages 13-18 and their families each year. Our mission is to promote and support the healthy development of children and to strengthen the families and communities in which they live. We provide four streams of service to families in need: early intervention, family violence, healthy child development and specialized mental health services for children and youth with learning disabilities.



CDI is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Coordinator Health Equity Initiatives who will be responsible to coordinate projects and initiatives across the organization that address health equity as organized in CDI’s Annual Health Equity Work Plan.  Health Equity Initiatives focus on continually improvement of CDI’s service delivery equity, as well as workplace / organizational equity, diversity and inclusion.  As a highly organized professional with strong time management skills, the Coordinator delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to CDI’s overall vision to make measureable lifelong impact on the mental health and well-being of children, youth and their families.


In carrying out this role, the Coordinator works under the supervision of CEO and closely with members of the Senior Leadership Team.  The Coordinator is responsible to support the Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council.  The Coordinator may be assigned project management duties working with CDI staff, and may represent CDI on external committees and working groups.


Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Support the work of the Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council by assisting in planning meetings, undertaking research, carrying out assigned tasks on behalf of the Council, advising on matters that might be brought to the Council, representing the Council at other planning tables as assigned, etc.
  2. Support Human Resource initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in areas such as: recruitment strategy, performance management system, leadership development, employee engagement and retention, succession planning, etc.
  3. Conduct learning needs assessments, translate assessed needs into learning objectives, source and/or design, implement and facilitate training and development programs.
  4. Assist with establishing recruitment partnerships and conduct outreach.
  5. Support Clinical Services and Healthy Child Development initiatives to improve health equity by carrying out assigned duties, such as: conducting client surveys, organizing community consultations, supporting communities of practice, developing social media content, arranging translation services, etc.
  6. Support initiatives to increase health equity by carrying out assigned duties such as: finding content and reviewing website content, social media posts, job descriptions and other internal documents (e.g. program materials) in keeping with health equity, diversity and inclusion objectives
  7. In support of program development, research, quality improvement and other initiatives, assist with collecting benchmark data, data regarding identified performance measures, data analysis and report preparation.
  8. Coordinate projects and provide administrative support to ensure effective documentation, task tracking, and reporting over the project life cycle.
  9. Support the review and updating of agency policies and procedures to address health equity, diversity and inclusion objectives, as well as to address all types of harassment.
  10. Research health equity and workplace diversion and inclusion best practices, and innovations.
  11. As assigned, represent CDI on health equity, diversity and inclusion committees and working groups.
  12. Identify funding opportunities to support CDI’s health equity, diversity and inclusion objectives.
  13. Perform other role-related tasks that may be required or assigned from time-to-time.



  • A four (4) year degree in Health Policy and Equity, Human Resources, Public Administration, Social Work, Organizational Development, or a two (2) year college diploma and four (4) years relevant experience.
  • Formal training in health care equity and workplace diversity and inclusion required.
  • Formal training in organizational development, change management, coaching, curriculum design and development preferred .
  • Designation required in at least one of the following: Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), Certified HR Leader (CHRL), Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) OR demonstrated equivalent human resource expertise.
  • Designation as a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP) preferred.
  • Designation as a Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of related experience required.
  • Strong knowledge of labour and human rights legislation.
  • Hands-on experience supporting organizational policy implementation related to anti-discrimination and equal employer opportunity is an asset.
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of building inclusive workplaces, organizational development, change management, employee engagement, and organizational design.
  • Demonstrated experience in researching, designing, developing, and delivering learning and engagement programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business objectives.
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task, probe, analyze and problem solve issues.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Strong organizational skills, including effective prioritization and follow-up.
  • Capacity to exercise extreme discretion with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of management and staff in a professional manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel, PowerPoint and MS Teams.


  • Governed by concurrent and dynamic deadlines, despite conflicting priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Occasional travel to CDI locations.
  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • Occasionally required to work overtime in order to meet deadlines.


Thank you in advance for your interest. However, due to the volume of resumes received, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Diversity and Inclusion:  

Child Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value inclusivity & diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to,

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings, and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.



Child Development Institute is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Child Development Institute will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment & selection process to applicants with disabilities.  During any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) you may require.   Any information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


All applicants are advised that offers of employment are contingent upon the successful comp

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