Job Posting 92842

Knowledge Broker, Ontario Harm Reduction Program
Work From Home - Ontario
closes in 22 days (Fri, 14 Apr)
full time  •  $60,000 - $65,000

Job Responsibility #1:  Provides coordination and implementation of customized capacity building activities for an Ontario network of harm reduction outreach workers (35%)  

1. Coordinates and implements customized capacity building and knowledge exchange activities for the network. 

  • Coordinates the planning and evaluation of virtual and in-person activities for the network (including workshops, online learning, presentations and coordinating external trainings).
  • Leads the delivery of online and in-person network events, including presenting, facilitating and providing technical support.
  • Collaborates with external speakers, network members, and other CATIE staff to plan and deliver activities.  

2. Provides a centralized coordination and secretariat function to support the network, including:  

  • Leads consultations and engagement to identify harm reduction capacity building and learning needs of the network. 
  • Coordinates the development of a communications strategy and platform for the network (e.g. potential website, email communication).
  • Maintenance of the contact list for the harm reduction worker network, and acting as the main point of contact for questions, inquiries or requests.  
  • Supports engagement and communication with the key provincial stakeholders related to the harm reduction worker network.

Job Responsibility #2: Coordinates and implements broader knowledge exchange and capacity building activities as part of CATIE’s Ontario harm reduction knowledge broker function (35%) 

1. Coordinates and implements capacity building activities in collaboration with provincial stakeholders to a variety of audiences in harm reduction and related areas.  

  • Organizes virtual or in-person events (e.g. webinars, educational events, dialogues). 
  • Public speaking as a presenter or facilitator at both virtual and in-person events. 
  • Creates documents including planning documents, educational materials and presentations.

2. Supports collaboration and coordination with key provincial stakeholders across the provincial system responding to drug-related harms.   

  • Works with the Ontario CATIE team to maintain relationships with provincial harm reduction stakeholders and partners.  
  • Supports coordination, communication and overall collaboration with stakeholders as part of Ontario’s harm reduction initiatives.  
  • Provides content expertise in the areas of harm reduction, knowledge exchange and community engagement for provincial initiatives.   

Job Responsibility #3: Supports the uptake of harm reduction knowledge within the organization and with external stakeholders (15%). 

  1.  Shares knowledge of emerging harm reduction trends, practices or issues in Ontario within CATIE as needed to inform work by other teams.  
  2. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to assess new developments and plan knowledge exchange activities to share relevant learnings with Ontario stakeholders. 
  3. Supports the development of other CATIE knowledge products as a writer, reviewer, advisor or other roles as requested.   

Job Responsibility #4: Supports the coordination and implementation of harm reduction knowledge and capacity building activities to support the Ontario Hepatitis C Teams Network (15%)

  1. Work closely with the Ontario CATIE team to support the consultation, collaboration and engagement of a separate network of hepatitis C workers. 
  2. Works with Ontario CATIE team to support the coordination and implementation of hepatitis C knowledge exchange and capacity building activities, including virtual and in-person events, particularly where topics intersect with harm reduction (meetings, online learning, webinars) 

 Knowledge and Skills Required

  1. An understanding of front-line harm reduction practice, including working with people with lived or living experience of substance use. Experience working with frontline hepatitis C, harm reduction or related programs is an asset.
  2. Degree/diploma in a related discipline, or equivalent work, volunteer or personal experience
  3. Understanding of the knowledge exchange process and principles.
  4. Demonstrated ability to design and execute creative and engaging virtual and in-person educational and capacity building initiatives
  5. Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to explain complex information using clear and simple language. 
  6. Superior verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate in an empathetic manner using clear language and presentation and group facilitation skills. 
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, to set priorities and work schedules to meet deadlines, and the ability to be tactful, discreet and sensitive to confidential matters.
  8. Understanding of health equity, social justice and harm reduction principles. 
  9. Excellent project management skills.
  10. Ability and willingness to work occasional weekend and evening hours.
  11. Ability and willingness to travel within Ontario up to four times per year to a maximum of 15 business days.
  12. Research skills and experience in identifying, gathering, evaluating, interpreting and synthesizing information from external sources, particularly scientific and medical journals, online databases and grey literature
  13. Ability to work flexibly and take on a variety of tasks as a member of a small team.
  14. Knowledge of CATIE’s mandate, program direction and service philosophy.
  15. Proficiency in spoken and written English required.
  16. Proficiency working in a virtual setting, including using Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft SharePoint, and videoconferencing software.

Benefits of Working with CATIE

CATIE offers:

  • Flexible work arrangement
  • A diverse, inclusive, and supportive team
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Benefits that include extended health, dental, and life insurance
  • Pension plan

Our team includes people from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Although we are proud to offer all of our activities in French and English, internal communications are mostly in English.

CATIE is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Black, Indigenous and racialized people, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities. CATIE also recognizes the need for experience, knowledge and guidance from communities disproportionately affected by HIV and hepatitis C, including people living with HIV or with current or lived experience of hepatitis C or substance use.

HIV and hepatitis C disproportionately affect many racialized communities, yet these communities are underrepresented in paid staff positions of many HIV and hepatitis C organizations, including CATIE. We are working to change this by prioritizing anti-racism in our work and our operations, and striving to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for racialized people to work and thrive.


Interested applicants should visit our website at   

E-mail applications preferred. No phone calls, please. We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 31, 2023


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