Health Equity Facilitator - Canadian Mental Health Association

Oct 04, 2020
Toronto, Ontario


Health Equity Program

(Part Time – 1 Year Contract)

(17.5 Hours/week)


Health Equity is a key initiative at CMHA Toronto that is focused on positive impacts for the Board, clients and staff at CMHA Toronto. Building on previous projects such as consumer participation, advocacy and diversity the health equity project implements key activities to further promote work in these areas. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and knowledge about health equity issues and strong knowledge of CMHA programs. An ability to engage a variety of stakeholders, ability to work independently and meet deadlines is critical. A respect for diverse viewpoints and knowledge of change management principles will ensure success in this role. The candidate will work along the current Health Equity Facilitator to assist in facilitating the implementation of the CMHA Health Equity plan guided by change management principles.


Why Choose CMHA - Toronto?

  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Work-life balance
  • Opportunities for Career Learning and Advancement


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with other initiatives in the organization
  • Identify and assist in the implementation of mechanisms to prioritize recovery-oriented practice
  • Assist in a plan for further development of mechanisms that support quality peer work at CMHA
  • Develop and support strategies to promote an ongoing learning culture for integrating equity and recovery principles in practice (workshop coordination, lunch & learns, support, Community of Practice, provide support/ consultation to individual teams)
  • Implement special events that promote inclusion and positive spaces for staff, consumers and family members
  • Lead the implementation of HEIA assessments for new programs at CMHA and other agencies as requested
  • Represent CMHA as requested on committees and workgroups
  • Participate in other activities as required by CMHA



  • Experience and understanding of recovery-based  approaches
  • Understanding of health equity, the social determinants of health, as well as how different oppressions interconnect and intersect
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent in social sciences or related field
  • Ability to demonstrate an LGBTQ Positive, anti-racism/ anti-oppression approach, and to work effectively with diverse communities
  • Experience facilitating and evaluating workshops
  • Experience in public speaking and delivery of education material
  • Demonstrated ability as a respected representative of CMHA
  • Experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders including consumers and front-line staff
  • Knowledge of current public policy issues
  • Ability to communicate effectively and creatively with diverse stakeholders and communities
  • Ability to develop and maintain equitable partnerships with community organizations
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Lived experience with mental health issues or the mental health system would be a definite asset.


Salary Range: $27,705 - $34,362.50 (Based on 17.5 hours/week)


The Canadian Mental Health Association is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system. If you are contact by our offices regarding a job opportunity please advise prior to the interview should you require any accommodation

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