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Public Involvement Officers Sought by Health Canada

The Office of Consumer and Public Involvement at Health Canada is looking to hire two Public Involvement Officers. These are temporary assignments while the competition process for a permanent employment is finalized. They are seeking applicants with knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and reporting on public involvement activities and in dealing with a variety of stakeholders. For more information, contact Sylvie Cantin, Director of Public Involvement at sylvie_cantin@hc-sc.gc.ca or (613) 952-1887. To see a list of qualifications and responsibilities, click on the link below.

Summary of assignment

– Works collaboratively with HPFB Directorates and the Regions on developing and delivering public involvement and outreach activities on priority policy and
regulatory issues

– Plans, executes and evaluates public involvement activities which can include workshops, public forums and electronic dialogues on various topics

– Plans and conducts outreach activities such as meetings with consumers and patients stakeholders and attends conferences aimed at establishing mutually beneficial relationships between stakeholders and HPFB

– Develops and coordinates the implementation of public involvement tools and resources including Patients and Consumers Information Program, Citizen Network and Stakeholder Information Management System.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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