Job Posting 90089

Executive Director, Government Affairs & Policy
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
closes in 23 days (Tue, 28 Feb)
full time

A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes.

Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Mission, the Executive Director, Government Affairs & Policy (ED) plays a key role in implementing Diabetes Canada’s (DC) three-year strategic plan, and beyond, as it pertains to mission. The ED oversees the government relations initiatives on the federal, provincial & territorial levels of government. DC’s overall aspiration is to improve the quality of life for the 3.9 M people living with diabetes in Canada. As a key component in the DC three-year strategic plan, it will advance and improve public services and policies for people with diabetes and their families through public policy improvements at all levels.

Cornerstone to the efforts of the federal government’s tabling of a Diabetes Framework in Oct 2022. There will be a cross-country initiative to put in place appropriate and aligned systems of care. Another focus will be the continued improvement of support and access of medications, devices and services for people with diabetes in each province and territory. The ED will lead a small team of staff and a larger team of valued and trained volunteers who work with policy makers, key decision makers, bureaucrats, and political leaders.

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Safe Place to Work - Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.
At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

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