Doctors of BC – Policy Analyst – Job opportunity

Policy Analyst – 12 month contract

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Policy, the Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the Economics & Policy Analysis Department through research and technical expertise, the development of policy documents and the communication of policy positions and issues.

Economics and policy Analysis
Reports to:
Director of Policy
Interested in applying please visit the job posting: for details and requirements.

Run to Quit: Help people achieve a smoke-free life!

The 10-week training program is available online and in-person:

  • Virtual clinics start April 17, 2017
  • In-store clinics at select Running Room locations start either March 27 or April 1, 2017

Locations, dates and registration can all be found on the Run to Quit webpage.

Our goal is to support people who want to quit smoking. A brief overview of Run to Quit is below as a refresher and available on our Youtube channel.

What is Run to Quit?

Run to Quit is an innovative quit-smoking program that pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room’s learn to walk or run 5km clinics. Participants are supported by a trained coach through a gradual 10-week program in combination with evidence-based smoking cessation strategies.

Greg, a former smoker and 2016 Run to Quit participant, shares his story about how Run to Quit helped him go smoke-free.

 Why promote Run to Quit?

Run to Quit greatly increases a person’s chances of quitting smoking while raising their physical activity level. Six months after the program ended in 2016, 40% of participants interviewed reported being non-smokers and 43% were still running three times a week. No other smoking cessation program offers both these health benefits!

How to promote Run to Quit

We have several ways to promote the program, including through posters, social media, sharing our Youtube videos, tear pads and general information sheets. If you are interested in sharing program materials let me know who your audience is, as well as the channels through which you will promote, and I can provide the best and most specific tools to help.

And be sure to follow us on social media!

Facebook page:

Twitter: @RunToQuit

Fellowship in Health System Improvement – University of AB (School of Public Health)

With Canada’s health system performance trailing behind many other countries, there is now a critical need for leaders who bring about transformative change. The Fellowship in Health System Improvement, offered by the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, provides a unique mix of learning and action-oriented experiential opportunities over six weekend sessions.

The fellowship is designed for current leaders and senior managers in health systems looking to increase their knowledge of health and health system performance, enhance personal and organizational leadership skills, build their understanding of international health systems and develop the ability to lead transformative change.  For more information:

RFP – Environmental Scan in the Area of the Determinants of Health for Public Health


Environmental Scan in the Area of the Determinants of Health for Public Health

Are you interested in conducting research to help inform the strategic direction of a national organization devoted to advancing health equity?

The NCCDH is seeking a detail-oriented, collaborative and engaging individual to fulfil the role of consultant in undertaking our 2018 environmental scan.

The NCCDH has been using environmental scans to set priorities and chart our future course since 2010. The NCCDH conducts environmental scans to assess Canadian public health sector practices, barriers, and opportunities in the area of the determinants of health. The scans are also written for use by the public health sector to guide public health planning.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please see our Request for Proposals.

If you have any questions please contact Faith Layden.

BC Centre for Ability – job opportunity

Executive Director – BC Centre for Ability

Vancouver, BC

The BC Centre for Ability (BCCFA) has been providing exceptional programs and services to support the ambitions of children, youth and adults with disabilities throughout British Columbia since 1969. First conceived as a passion project to support local individuals and families seeking an alternative to hospital or institutional care for people with disabilities – one that was community-focused and family-centred, today, this non-profit organization serves more than 3,000 children, youth and adults with neurological, physical and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. Since its inception, the Centre has been delivering a wide range of high quality, community-based services using a family-centric approach, promoting the right of individuals with disabilities to participate as valued members of their communities.

Widely regarded as a leader in the field, the BC Centre for Ability is accredited by CARF International, an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services organizations with a focus on exceptional quality and results. The Centre is also supported by its own Foundation, an official charitable organization that raises awareness and funds to support the highest priority needs of the Centre.

Accountable to the Association’s Board of Directors and the Joint Executive of the Association and Foundation Boards, the Executive Director (ED) will build on the important work of the organization in terms of providing community leadership in programs for persons with disabilities. Leading a team of over 100, the ED will strategically manage the organization’s growth, support operational excellence in service delivery, ensure a positive relationship with government and other funders and encourage sound use of resources. The new ED will be highly visible and will develop and promote the BC Centre for Ability through strategic partnerships that foster the growth of inclusive, supportive communities.

The ideal candidate brings a track record of success as a dynamic leader of a multifaceted organization with program delivery, complex stakeholder relationships, and a strong service and caring orientation. Knowledge of the challenges facing individuals with disabilities and their families, evidence-based interventions and relationships with key provincial ministries will be seen as distinct assets, as will experience managing within a unionized environment. As a strategic and innovative thinker, this person is a strong leader with highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, and an engaging style. Highly mission focused, he/she will bring the requisite skills to maximize service delivery in the most effective and efficient way possible.

To explore this important opportunity, please contact Ashley Dawson, Brian MacDonald or Kathryn Young in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or submit your resume and related information to Please indicate the position title and the name of the company you are applying to in the subject line of your e-mail.


The Kinder Morgan Pipeline: An unhealthy choice for B.C. – Vancouver Observer

As the City of Vancouver and the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Coldwater First Nations prepare to take legal opposition to the project, members of The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) are voicing their concerns about the health impacts of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX) project.

To read the full article written by PHABC members Amy Lubik and Trevor Hancock  in the Vancouver Observer