Indigenous Health Lead


North East Local Health Integration Network

The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) as part of Ontario Health (North) is dedicated to leading a high quality integrated health system for people living in Northeastern Ontario. The NE LHIN plans, funds and works to integrate health services across the region. The NE LHIN is also responsible for the delivery of quality home and community care services for people who call Northeastern Ontario home. As a health system manager, we need ambitious, creative people who are motivated to make a difference in their community, prepared to challenge the status quo and ready to use their diverse skills to strengthen the system of care for Northerners. We’re looking for the right people with the right skills to achieve our strategic priorities and vision of providing quality health care when Northerners need it.

We have the following permanent, full-time position now available:

Indigenous Health Lead

Location: Any NE LHIN Office

Job Posting #095-20

This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Community Engagement, Communications and Patient Experience. The Indigenous Health lead is responsible for planning and supporting community engagement with Indigenous people in the NE LHIN. The incumbent will engage, communicate, and work closely with urban and rural Indigenous health service providers and First Nation partners.


· Identifies opportunities for Indigenous community involvement with planning, coordinating and delivering communications and establishing community engagement opportunities that contribute to positive relationships with Indigenous people;

· Provides guidance to NE LHIN staff and external agencies and stakeholders as required, as it relates to Indigenous health service providers, organizations and communities across the NE LHIN;

· Works closely to support Indigenous health planning groups and committees;

· Manages accountability agreements with some of the NE LHIN-funded health service providers;

· Performs high-quality research and analysis of local, regional and provincial demographic, population health and service utilization data in order to identify health needs, service gaps and provide input into planning priorities;

· Communicates directly with various stakeholders to obtain and exchange the information required to perform analytical work, and gain consensus on the Indigenous needs, priorities and initiatives.


· Post-secondary education in health administration, health planning, social services, Indigenous studies, multicultural/diversity studies or relevant field;

· Demonstrated experience and skills required working effectively with urban and rural Indigenous populations within Northern Ontario;

· In-depth understanding of the Ontario health care system, its stakeholders, programs and issues;

· In-depth understanding of Indigenous communities and health resources;

· Good understanding of Indigenous health planning processes and the jurisdictional issues associated with the delivery of Indigenous health care services;

· Cultural sensitivity training and awareness;

· Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple, often conflicting demands;

· Ability to work with minimal supervision, using tact and discretion when necessary;

· Strong interpersonal, oral communication, and relationship management skills to interact regularly with internal NE LHIN staff at all levels and with external stakeholders;

· Excellent written communications skills to prepare clear briefing notes, reports and analyses of data;

· Experience in carrying out technical research and data analysis in support of planning initiatives, preferably within the health care sector;

· Ability to review financial and statistical data in order to identify gaps and areas of opportunity;

· Proficient with PC-based hardware/software and inter/intranets;

· Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;

· Superior oral and written proficiency in English is essential.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience and subject to job evaluation.

Should you be interested in applying for this exciting career opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume via e-mail by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2020. Please reference job posting #095-20 when applying.

For more information on the North East LHIN, please visit us at

The LHIN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitable qualified persons. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • 8 Hour Shift