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To support this exciting and significant step in making mental health and suicide prevention resources accessible to everyone in Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a Director, 988 Implementation to support the strategic planning, engagement, project planning, coordination and launch of the 988 suicide prevention number.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Talk Suicide Canada and working closely with executive leadership, this key role will set and manage the strategic direction for this first-ever initiative.  As a strategic thinker, you will oversee the project team with diverse streams of work including service planning, technology, stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications and evaluation.  You will use your communication and stakeholder management skills to develop and manage partnerships across various stakeholders and organizations nationwide.

In this role, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Consolidating diverse ideas, opinions and perspectives into strategic recommendations.
  • Liaising and coordinating with the Public Health Agency of Canada to discuss project needs including agreements workplan, deliverables, milestones, funding, reporting, planning for meetings and committees, and other strategic conversations or documents as necessary.
  • Conducting stakeholder mapping and engaging key stakeholders to ensure the appropriate organizations and individuals are involved on appropriate committees and task tables to support the successful implementation of 988.
  • Overseeing management functions such as HR, budgeting and financial planning, procurement, etc.
  • Collaborating closely with the Talk Suicide Canada team to support operationalization of services as planned.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Progressive and relevant experience working on projects of a similar (national) scale.  Proven experience leading complex projects.
  • Strategic thinking with strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate diverse perspectives and ideas into a clear plan.
  • Experience achieving success working with complex multi-stakeholder, multi-site projects; candidates with experience working on projects on a national scale, with provincial and territorial organizations and partners are preferred.
  • Experience balancing large budgets, and reporting to funders.
  • Experience overseeing staff, and familiarity with employment standards and legislation, as well as a demonstrated ability to foster a safe and healthy work environment that embraces diversity and acceptance, teamwork.
  • Familiarity with appropriate legislation relating to this work, such as Employment Standards Act, and the ability to comply with all CAMH policies and regulations.
  • Strong organizational, relational, diplomacy and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality improvement initiatives and strategic planning.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and change management skills.
  • Familiarity with Project Management principles is an asset.

18-month contract; Secondment opportunities will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply, please click on the following link: APPLY NOW by December 16th, 2022.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  If you have questions, you can also contact Heather Lockie at 416-237-1500 x.237 or

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.  

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