Echo is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care with a mandate to act as a catalyst to improve health, wellbeing, and equity for women. At a critical time for our health care system, Echo will improve women’s health and well-being by focusing on women’s unique health needs and issues, developing and supporting innovative programs, educating health professionals, and supporting change. As the provincial advisor on women’s health to the Government of Ontario, we are working to ensure Ontario is at the forefront of improving women’s health.
Reporting to the Director, Knowledge Translation, the KT Specialist (Level Two) will provide leadership for their portfolio, which will include building and delivering plans, seeking advice and collaborating as appropriate, and utilizing research to stimulate change that benefits women in Ontario (particularly in relation to the sexual and reproductive health portfolio, a priority area for Echo’s work). This role includes supporting Echo in using knowledge mobilization strategies, methodologies and tools; researching industry trends and policy developments in order to identify implications and to recommend approaches or projects which support the achievement of Echo’s mandate; building and managing relationships with agencies, researchers and other partners to influence policy and advance Echo’s mandate; and contributing to the design of communication and web-based activities to reach diverse stakeholders.