Toronto and York Region Métis Community

Indigenous Health Policy Development Officer

November 17, 2023

Policy Development Officer TPH (Indigenous Health)

Job ID: 42485

Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research

Division & Section: Public Health, PH Strategy & Preventive Health

Work Location:  To be determined (Hybrid)

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent Vacancy

Salary: $101, 900 – $131,222 annually; PSG # TM154; Wage Grade 7

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 15-Nov-2023 to 6-Dec-2023

The Toronto Indigenous Health Strategy, launched in 2016, laid the foundation for Toronto Public

Health to work towards addressing health inequities and improving health outcomes for urban Indigenous communities in the City of Toronto. Toronto Public Health is committed to expanding and strengthening our programs and services for the Indigenous population by working with and in relationship with Indigenous service providers and community members in the city.

Reporting to a member of the Toronto Public Health (TPH) senior management team, this position will work with Indigenous service providers and Indigenous community members on developing and implementing major policy initiatives aimed at advancing Indigenous population health and wellness.

The first twelve months of this position will include working directly with the Executive Director of the Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Council (TASSC) to co-develop an action plan focused on Indigenous wellness.

Major Responsibilities:

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary education in a professional discipline relevant to the job function and/or relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, experience, and understanding of the unique perspectives of Indigenous communities
  2. Considerable experience in policy planning and community development activities with Indigenous communities.
  3. Considerable experience in community engagement and relationship-building with Indigenous communities.
  4. Experience and solid knowledge of working in Toronto’s urban Indigenous community. Demonstrated relationships and connections to Indigenous social serving agencies is a considerable asset.
  5. Experience in writing comprehensive complex and formal reports.
  6. Experience in project management including project design, development and implementation
  7. Lived experience as an Indigenous person in Canada with in-depth knowledge of Indigenous cultural safety, as well as the history and present-day context of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Toronto and elsewhere is an asset.
  8. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize information into clear and concise messages and prepare and deliver presentations, coupled with political acuity.
  9. Excellent critical thinking skills with the ability to take initiative and problem solve.
  10. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  11. Ability to manage concurrent projects utilizing excellent organization and time management skills.
  12. Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Note To Current City of Toronto Employees

City of Toronto employees are eligible to apply for the posted job opportunity, but cannot hold two different jobs. To be considered for this job posting, you must indicate that you are a “Current City of Toronto employee” on the on-line application form, and provide your “Employee Number”.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

The City of Toronto is committed to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous communities. Read more about the City’s commitments to truth and reconciliation here.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

More information here.

© 2024 Toronto York Region Métis Community