Assistant Director – Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Toronto, ON
DEADLINE: 8 January
The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) is the catalyst for patient-oriented research in Ontario. OSSU is a collaborative network across 15 leading Ontario health research centres. Jointly funded for the last seven years by the Government of Ontario and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, it engages researchers, patients, clinicians, policy makers, industry representatives and other health system professionals to implement Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research within Ontario. OSSU is entering its second phase of funding on April 1st 2021 and is going to be leading Ontario’s health research collaborations to support learning health systems in Ontario, along with increasing patient partnership, developing capacity around patient-oriented research, and building on Ontario’s existing health-related data platforms.
The position will report to the Executive Director of OSSU and work collaboratively with members of the OSSU Coordinating Centre.

Knowledge Mobilization Expert (Knowledge Broker)

The Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans (CPCoE)
Hamilton, ON
Knowledge mobilization is about sharing multiple types of evidence, including research and experiential, that can lead to impact (outputs, uses and outcomes). Knowledge mobilization experts are those who know how to utilize partnerships, synthesize findings, and tailor various mobilization approaches to make change happen.
• Master’s or PhD degree in health sciences, social sciences, health research, science communication, health policy or related field or extensive applied experience in a profession, service delivery/policymaking organization or as a service user in health or social care;
• significant experience fostering relationships with a range of stakeholders demonstrating effective knowledge transfer; and
• experience developing knowledge mobilization products or events with proven improvements to practice and/or policy.

Call for Collaboration- Does ownership matter in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the residential and nursing home sector?

Various nursing home systems rely on both public and private sector providers (e.g. England and Canada). However, the private sector is diverse and complex, and their role is context-dependent. Private sector providers range from donative non-profit providers (e.g. church-financed providers) to for-profit private equity-owned providers. Empirical evidence suggests that for-profit providers perform better in terms of efficiency, but worse in terms of quality of care compared to the non-profit (or public) sector. Does ownership also matter in how well they have been able to respond to the crisis, as measured by mortality and morbidity?

Knowledge Broker, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Ottawa, ON
DEADLINE: 17 December
The Knowledge Broker is a provincial resource to assist in building and enhancing the capacity of agencies across Ontario to strengthen care and improve child and youth mental health outcomes. The knowledge broker will have content expertise in at least two of the following three areas: 1) implementation science, 2) knowledge mobilization and stakeholder engagement, or 3) evaluation/outcomes measurement. The knowledge broker will apply their expertise in order to facilitate the active use of current evidence and to broker strong supportive relationships among the Centre’s diverse stakeholders across Ontario. The knowledge broker will possess skills in communication, team building, networking and relationship-building, facilitation and negotiation, and project management.