Health Planner

Website Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Health Planner

Internal/External Posting

Full-time Position

Location: Sioux Lookout, ON

Salary Range: $83,636 – $107,644 per annum

Reference Number: 2024-020

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Job Summary:

The Health Planner is responsible for planning and evaluation support within Approaches to Community Wellbeing (ACW) on programming and special projects, as well as supporting Tribal Council and community-level public health planning.

The Health Planner is directly accountable to the Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager.



• Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)

• Master’s degree in public health or similar subject is required

• 2 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution

• Training and/or experience in health planning and evaluation

• Understanding of public health systems, and First Nations health systems

• Experience at working both independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills and facilitating skills

• Ability to establish relationships/partnerships with agencies & community

• Must be willing to travel

• Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset

• Certification in project management is an asset

• First Nations Health Managers Association certification is an asset

• The ability to perform the requirements of the role on a regular basis.


Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Support the ongoing planning for programs and services within Approaches to Community Wellbeing • Identify service gaps, community needs, and priorities;

• Develop planned approaches to meet community needs and priorities.

2. Develop, implement, and enhance community engagement and relationship building to engage partners in addressing health inequities and keeping them apprised of progress.

3. Conduct community consultation processes such as community visits, meetings, conferences, video conferences, and teleconferences to gain input into the model.

4. Regularly collect, compile, and analyze data, and generate reports on the progress of ACW annual work plan implementation.

5. Understand and facilitate the research and evaluation process to support the development of

Approaches to Community Wellbeing. 6. Work in consultation with relevant working groups and advisory committees, the Public Health Physician, Tribal Councils and communities to support the development of the regional model, including a transition and implementation plan.

7. Share progress and seek guidance from the Health Services Advisory Committee on program planning.

8. Host and facilitate annual Health Directors meetings to inform Health Directors of project/planning progress and garner input into programming.

9. Support the writing of reports and proposals, as necessary, to support the development of regional Approaches to Community Wellbeing.

10. Support the transition process for the Approaches to Community Wellbeing, by seeking additional funding sources, conducting further planning and stakeholder engagement, and supporting a change management strategy.

11. Support the Community Wellbeing Facilitators in their training, planning, and community engagement processes. Act as a mentor and resource to Community Wellbeing Facilitators.

12. Oversee the development of contribution agreements for Tribal Councils and communities in support of the Community Wellbeing Facilitators program and ensure reporting requirements are met.

13. Identify community health priorities, support the strategic health planning function of ACW, and facilitate the continued implementation of ACW and the Anishinabe Health Plan • Includes developing situational/needs assessments, conducting and facilitating focus groups, etc.;

• Collect and analyze data, along with the Epidemiologist from various data sources to inform the development of project, programs, and services.

14. Develop methods to ensure the dissemination, uptake, and utilization of program evaluation recommendations, working with the Knowledge Translation Specialist.

15. Support Approaches to Community Wellbeing staff, Tribal Councils, and communities in planning and evaluation. • Develop and share best practices, tools, resources, and frameworks as appropriate

• Facilitate learning and training sessions to improve capacity in effective public health practice for Approaches to Community Wellbeing staff, Tribal Councils, and communities through conducting internal evaluations.

• Supporting performance measurement, monitoring, and continuous quality improvement of Approaches to Community Wellbeing to ensure activities address departmental needs and priorities.

16. Support Tribal Councils and communities in planning and evaluation around Community Wellbeing, including training and conducting strategic planning sessions.

17. Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based and regional strategies and projects around Community Wellbeing. • Work with consultants, when necessary, in the development of regional strategies, including developing requests for proposals, screening applicants, and overseeing consultants work.

18. Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned.


Apply online at

Human Resource Department

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street

Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8

Phone: (807) 737-1802

Fax: (807) 737-2969


SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Until Filled

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance. However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

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