The Centre drives high-quality child and youth mental health services by setting the bar for excellence and collaborating with others to pursue continuous quality improvement. We promote evidence-informed service planning and delivery and support practical research to close knowledge gaps when they get in the way of effective and accessible services.
Opportunities at the Centre
The communications specialist will support the development, implementation and continuous evaluation of the Centre’s overarching communications and knowledge mobilization strategies, designed to meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. The specialist will provide communications support to all Centre programs and services, particularly around planning, producing, writing and editing of final products for public consumption. With strategic support from the manager, communications, the communications specialist will play a lead role in the planning, development and distribution of the Centre’s learning and development products.
The Coach, Research is a provincial resource for the provision of methodological consultation in research, outcome measurement, study design and biostatistics to the Centre and its stakeholders, in order to contribute to an evidence-informed system of mental health care for Ontario’s children, youth and families. The Coach, Research will work with key stakeholders, including academic and applied researchers, MCYS, lead agencies and their service area partners to develop and implement the Centre’s strategic plan in collaboration with the leadership team. The Coach, Research will facilitate connections between the producers and users of child and youth mental health research. The Coach, Research will contribute to the conceptualization and implementation of various research activities (including policy-ready papers), and will lend their expertise to the creation of relevant knowledge products to mobilize the latest evidence on topics of relevance to Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector.
The Program Associate serves as a provincial resource to gather, share and use knowledge to strengthen child and youth mental health care. The Program Associate has expertise in knowledge translation/mobilization, and education and training relevant to the field of child and youth mental health, evidence-informed practices and their application in the field. The Program Associate has specific training and skills related to the development of learning tools/resources and other knowledge products. The Program Associate is able to build and sustain relationships with stakeholders (i.e., direct service providers and leaders in the field of child and youth mental health) and is skilled in project management and coordination. The Program Associate will understand concepts related to adult learning, and will have solid skills in knowledge translation/mobilization, program coordination, research, writing and developing learning products for a diverse audience.