Job Posting 75284

Policy Analyst
AdvantAge Ontario
Toronto Metro area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 1 Oct)
full time

Organization Background:

AdvantAge Ontario has been the trusted voice for senior care for over 100 years and is the only provincial association representing the full spectrum of the senior care continuum. Our nearly 400 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing and community service agencies.


We are focused on the important work that members do and on giving them the supports and resources they need including advocacy, education, communications, and member programs and services.


Organization Culture:

AdvantAge Ontario is a collaborative organization that supports its members, staff and community with a shared purpose.  We are nimble and responsive, and we are personable, professional and empathetic.

Organization Values:

  • Inclusion and diversity – we strive to provide a workplace that recognizes diversity and is safe and inclusive.
  • Respect – we show respect by demonstrating trust and integrity in all interactions.
  • Empathy – we are empathetic and kind to our members, colleagues and ourselves.
  • Fairness – we are fair and equitable in all we do.
  • Passion – we have a passion for innovation and continuous improvement.



Position Summary:

The Policy Analyst will report to the Director of Public Policy and will support the Association through research, analysis and advocacy, related to issues affecting our members.  The Policy Analyst will demonstrate the culture and values of AdvantAge Ontario in all interactions and work. 


This position is responsible for the following:

  • Monitor and analyze legislative changes and developments in the areas of long-term care, seniors’ care, seniors’ housing, and community services.
  • Develop policies, frameworks, strategies, and resources as they affect the relevant file area
  • Conduct research and prepare responses and submissions to government on legislative, regulatory and policy changes.
  • Attend government meetings and advocate on behalf of members at these meetings.
  • Prepare communications to members on sector news, legislative changes, and their impacts on members, informing advocacy, etc.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders, government, and association members.
  • Attend and present Association updates at regional meetings across the province.
  • Facilitate and lead advisory groups.
  • Respond to member queries.
  • Help develop tools and resources as well as education (webinars/workshops) to meet members’ needs.



Supervisory Responsibility

  • The Policy Analyst does not have direct reports but may have students or interns reporting indirectly to them.
  • The Policy Analyst is responsible for helping to mentor and coach students and interns.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Work flexible hours to accommodate services and activities.
  • Represent the Association on committees and/or at meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Attend meetings off site as required.
  • Require registration on the Ontario Lobbyists Registry.





  • Travel to off-site meetings with government, stakeholders, and members will be required about 2-5 times per month but may vary.


  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and use of a vehicle is required.




Minimum Education


  • Master’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in public policy, health care, seniors’ care, political science, gerontology, or a relevant social science; or acceptable combination of education and experience necessary to fulfill the requirements.






  • 1 to 2 years experience in policy analysis and government relations.
  • Experience and/or interest in healthcare and/or seniors’ care.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing, condense and summarize complex information, including legislation and research into plain language.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and presentation skills and capabilities.
  • Demonstrated tact and ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with individuals, organizations, and all levels of government.
  • Experience managing multiple priorities and meeting overlapping deadlines and excellent organizational abilities.
  • Ability to take initiative, be creative, use different lenses to address an issue, and think outside of the box.




The Association is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to race, nation or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbearing), sexual orientation, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability or pardoned criminal convictions, or any other category protected by law.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Association reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities. The Association shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.



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