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Director, Planning and Policy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: July 17, 2013  12:00:00 am

CMHA, Ontario, is a provincial association, committed to promoting mental health and improving servi

 CMHA, Ontario, is a provincial association, committed to promoting mental health and improving services and support for individuals with mental illness.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Policy and Planning is responsible for providing leadership in public policy to support the work of CMHA branches and partner organizations in Ontario.  Working in cooperation with the CEO, he/she ensures that policy and planning activities are strategically aligned with the organization and government.  This position is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the organization’s work plan, by providing leadership to a policy team of five staff.  Duties also include monitoring provincial legislation and administration developments and representing CMHA Ontario in partnership with the CEO with both government and sector partners. 

The successful candidate will have: strong leadership and teambuilding skills to mentor staff; a relevant university degree;extensive knowledge of mental health issues; demonstrated skills in policy analysis and research; superior analytical, conceptual, and organizational skills; good interpersonal skills; superior writing and communication skills and the ability to effectively present information to small and large groups; the ability and flexibility to work independently on a range of tasks within specified time frames and deadlines; the ability to lead and motivate.

We encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, including consumers and family members.

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

Please submit cover letter and resumes no later than August 12, 2013 to

Director, Corporate Resources, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8, FAX#: (416) 977-2813


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