Job Posting 86558

Health Equity Analyst, Analytics
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
closes in 23 days (Fri, 9 Sep)
full time

Position: Health Equity Analyst, Analytics

Location: Hybrid/Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion.

Status: Full-Time

Job level: Level 5 salary range: $68,003- $92,003; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.


If you are highly motivated, passionate about health data and have a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Canada especially those communities and populations who are underserved, you will want to join the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership). The Partnership stewards the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (CSCC), driving measurable change for all people in Canada affected by cancer. Its mission supports a future where fewer people get cancer, more people survive cancer and those living with the disease have a better quality of life. Our vision is to achieve equitable access to high quality care for all Canadians, which requires Partnership staff to be well equipped to support our partners in reaching this goal.


The Partnership is looking for a Health Equity Analyst, a key member of the Analytics team, to take a lead role in the planning, analysis and reporting of data to inform system quality improvement initiatives and monitor the Partnership’s organizational performance, ensuring that the content reflects cultural competence and addresses the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis and underserved populations across Canada. This work would include exploring novel data linkages to understand disparities, development of new equity-focused indicators and supporting internal and external partners to build capacity for equity measurement.


This position is part of the Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation Division headed by the Vice President. This Division is responsible for enabling and contributing to the delivery of the Strategic Priorities in the Partnership’s mandate, with a focus on the Partnership’s Programs and the development of effective and strategically salient initiatives through effective working relationships with leaders in policy, clinical, scientific, administrative and other domains. To deliver on this mandate, the Division encompasses three functional units: Regional Integration, Research and Innovation, and Performance. The Division works in close collaboration with the other divisions to develop, deliver and report ongoing progress on progress towards the goals of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.


The Partnership values an agile, inclusive culture that prioritizes diversity of thought and experience by inviting constructive and challenging opinions. The Partnership also places a premium on ensuring it reflects the demographic diversity of Canadians, at all levels of the organization.


We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, and flexible working conditions. For the full job description follow the link below:


To apply, please forward your Resume/Curriculum vitae combined in one file in Word or PDF format to: .


The Partnership is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We value new perspectives and non-traditional experience, particularly from those who identify as part of an under-represented community. The Partnership will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.


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



until filled


How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter combined in one file, explaining your interest in the position to Talent Management at indicating ‘Health Equity Analyst, Analytics’ in the subject line. All applicants are appreciated however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an organization committed to ensuring accessible services and communications to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please call 416-915-9222 or email us at



(Full Job Description)

Health Equity Analyst, Analytics


Division Overview

The Partnership’s Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation (CSPI) Division drives improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling and innovations such as digital healthcare. This division monitors emerging health technologies and leverages data systems to determine gaps and opportunities for improvements in cancer care and informs internal partners on innovative approaches, international best practice and compelling evidence to support key partnership decision making.

The Research and Innovation team, part of the CSPI division, promotes cancer research across Canada as well as

driving the adoption of innovative approaches. It supports this work through its role as the Executive Office of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) and its activities scanning international and academic best practice.


Overview of Role

The Health Equity Analyst plays a key role within the team responsible for measurement and analysis, and will be focused on reducing cancer-related inequities in access, experience and outcomes for people living in Canada. The Analyst will take a lead role in the planning, analysis and reporting of data to inform system quality improvement initiatives and monitor the Partnership’s organizational performance, ensuring that the content reflects cultural competence and addresses the needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis and underserved populations across Canada. This work would include exploring novel data linkages to understand disparities, development of new equity-focused indicators and supporting internal and external partners to build capacity for equity measurement.


Core Responsibilities & Activities

Program Specific Accountabilities

  • Provides content and methodological expertise related to equity-focused analyses (e.g., priority populations based on socio-demographics status, race, location, Indigenous identity)
  • Collaborates, supports and advises internal program areas and external partners on how to integrate an equity focus in their approaches to measurement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Provides advice on measurement needs of the program areas and raises relevant questions to stimulate thinking on the appropriate approaches to measurement and rationale for measurement
  • Works effectively with internal program areas to provide analytical expertise to plan, conduct, analyze and interpret results to develop actionable strategic recommendations
  • Uses quantitative methods to conduct equity-focused analyses using large, linked population health data available at the Toronto Research Data Centre (RDC) including but not limited to population health surveys (e.g., Canadian Community Health Survey, census), population data (e.g., census data), cancer registry data and administrative databases (e.g., Discharge Abstract Database)
  • Works with data custodians (e.g., Statistics Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information, provincial/territorial cancer agencies, First Nations, Inuit & Métis partners) to procure data and ensure high data quality
  • Supports the creation of an Equity Measurement Forum, working with community groups and expert panels including meeting planning and scheduling, content preparation, facilitation of discussion, presentation of material, documentation of action items, and recording of minutes
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners, build trust and maintain excellent communication through written, virtual and in-person interactions
  • Conducts literature reviews, environmental scans, fact-checking and other information gathering activities as needed to validate and interpret findings
  • Identifies and advises on data limitations
  • Generates relevant and meaningful data visualizations to mobilize results to diverse audiences
  • Co-develops performance measurement indicators and data collection templates
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Performance Team to maximize our collective ability to measure and report on progress against the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control, with a strong focus on advancing the equity focus in priorities
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the First Nations, Inuit & Métis team to incorporate Peoples-specific, self-determined priorities in the work

General Accountabilities

  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal colleagues as well as external partners
  • Continuously scans the partner landscape to understand needs, explain results and brainstorm solutions
  • Keeps abreast of trends and best practice within healthcare and cancer control
  • Assists the department, division, program/projects across the organization as needed
  • Performs other duties and ad hoc projects as required


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.


Universal Competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Experience and Qualifications

  • University Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Policy & Equity, Public Health or other relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience working with Canadian health data, conducting analyses and providing interpretation of results. Experience with cancer data preferred
  • Experience working in the health equity space, leading equity-focused analyses and the
  • interpretation of data
  • Experience working with linked data and ‘big data’ sets
  • Intermediate (required) / advanced (preferred) proficiency in SAS and Excel
  • Experience translating complex technical content (verbal and written) and presenting to a variety of audience (technical, scientific, policy, lay audiences)
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive)
  • Experience working with First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis data and training/experience in Indigenous data governance principles is an asset
  • Experience working with a broad range of health care databases at organizational, provincial and national levels is an asset
  • Bilingual in both English and French is an asset

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