We employ professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds including health sciences, evaluation and research, knowledge mobilization, communications and administration.

As an organization whose mission is to drive high-quality child and youth mental health and addictions services in Ontario, we attract people who are passionate about what they do. We work hard and we care a lot about measuring the quality and impact of our work. Collaboration and continuous quality improvement are integral elements of our work culture.

What does the Knowledge Institute offer employees?

As a provincial program at CHEO, we offer competitive compensation and benefit packages. A core benefit of this is being part of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) — one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans — and CHEO's generous pension contributions.

We are a learning organization, keen on professional development. We have also cultivated a positive, enjoyable working environment. We value work-life balance and we take the time to celebrate individual and collective efforts as well as key milestones and achievements.

How do I join the Knowledge Institute team?

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Current opportunities

Manager, Communications

Reporting to the Knowledge Institute’s Director of Special Projects and Operations (SPO), the Manager, Communications supports the organization’s strategic direction through the development, implementation and management of a comprehensive communications strategy which includes mechanisms to support effective and ongoing internal and external communications, stakeholder relationship development and linkages with committees, child and youth mental health and addictions sector partners, Ministry partners, CHEO communications and media. The Manager is also responsible for managing the communications team, marketing and promotion of the Knowledge Institute’s brand and products. The Manager oversees and coordinates all Knowledge Institute communications to ensure consistency in messaging, and that appropriate and effective methods are used.

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Closing date: January 27, 2022

Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Knowledge Institute

The Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization will provide leadership for all research and knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities at the Knowledge Institute and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Knowledge Institute’s research and KMb projects and initiatives. This includes, but is not restricted to, identifying strategic priorities and key activities under the portfolio of research and KMb at the Knowledge Institute; an accountability and responsibility for the leadership and management of team members working on research and KMb projects and initiatives (including both management and staff); and providing direction and support for research and KMb activities among other Knowledge Institute programs and services. The Director, Research and Knowledge Mobilization will work closely with other Knowledge Institute leadership team members to engage staff in the operational planning process and in the implementation and evaluation of the Knowledge Institute’s annual operating plans.

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Closing date: January 25, 2022

Research Coordinator

The Research Coordinator plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates key Knowledge Institute projects and initiatives. The Research Coordinator works with key informants and provincial stakeholders and draws on the latest research evidence to develop tools, resources, products and processes that will inform practice and policy across Ontario’s community-based child and youth mental health sector. The incumbent will have demonstrated experience in evaluation and applied research coordination and project management; excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); excellent presentation and networking skills; and a demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships with researchers, agency leaders, service providers, youth and/or family members to ensure the successful execution of projects and initiatives.

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Closing date: January 19, 2022