Job Posting 78237

Health Policy Analyst
Société canadienne du cancer
Montreal Metro area
Montréal, Québec
closes in 20 days (Fri, 17 Dec)
full time


The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.



Reporting to the Senior Manager, Health Policy, this position is a member of the Cancer Information and Policy Department and is responsible for the analysis, development and communication of evidence-informed health policy on cancer control issues, such as prevention, access to treatment and care and improving quality of life for Canadians living with cancer and their caregivers. 



  • Monitor, compile and review health policy research on cancer-related issues
  • Analyse and synthesize the results of scientific and health policy research to create plain language background papers, briefing notes, recommendations and information materials
  • Act as a resource and subject matter expert on cancer control issues to support the work of internal departments, including advocacy, communications, information, research and fundraising
  • Review emerging cancer control issues and provides sound policy advice on tight timelines to spokespeople and other staff
  • Review Canadian Cancer Society cancer information material for accuracy and consistency
  • Consult experts and collaborate with colleagues across the country on health policy 
  • Maintain knowledge exchange relationships with staff of other Canadian and international health organizations
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations, and comply with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Health & Safety Policy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of graduate degree in health policy, public health, or other relevant health-based field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cancer control spectrum and scientific research process
  • Ability to synthesize complex health information from diverse sources for multiple users
  • Experience with policy analysis, developing recommendations and options 
  • Experience with knowledge translation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of patient experience approaches and strategies
  • Understanding of health equity and experience working with underserved communities or equity-seeking groups an asset
  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement skills collaborating with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Bilingualism is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English.
  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: 


In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 



Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations


CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.


We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.


As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. Effective November 8, 2021 (October 15 in Quebec and October 26 in BC) CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated application. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 

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