Board of Directors Opportunity: Indigenous Director at Large (Inuit)


Join Our Board

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (“the Partnership” or “CPAC”) has an exciting Board of Directors opportunity available. The Partnership is currently seeking an Indigenous Director at Large from the Inuit community to join our Board of Directors for a three-year term starting in June 2024.

The Partnership’s Board of Directors is comprised of 20 voting members and includes a dedicated Indigenous person with experience working towards advancing equitable access to care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. The Indigenous Director at Large plays a critical role on CPAC’s Board of Directors, rotating among Indigenous Peoples every three years to bring forward distinct Inuit, First Nations, and Métis worldviews and experience.

Who We Are

The Partnership is the steward of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (“the Strategy”). We support partners across the country to advance the pan-Canadian priorities and actions set out in the Strategy. Together, we strive to ensure fewer people in Canada develop cancer; more people in Canada survive cancer; people in Canada affected by cancer have a better quality of life; and all people in Canada have equitable access to high-quality cancer care, no matter who they are or where they live.

The Partnership is a non-profit organization created by the federal government in 2006 to move the Strategy into action and receives ongoing funding from Health Canada to continue leading the Strategy with partners from across Canada. The Partnership’s Board of Directors plays a key role in overseeing the Partnership’s accountability to Canadians.

At the Partnership we are committed to Transparency, Accountability, Collaboration, Respect and Innovation. Our values guide our decision-making, daily actions and interactions with our partners, our stakeholders and with each other.

Working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis

The Partnership is firmly committed to working in a reconciliatory way. In doing so, we collaborate with Inuit, First Nations, and Métis communities and organizations across the country. This includes working directly towards advancing the three Peoples-specific priorities of the Strategy: culturally appropriate care closer to home; Peoples-specific, self-determined care; First Nations, Inuit, and Métis governed research and data systems.  We value our relationships with Inuit, First Nations, and Métis governments, striving to ensure that we align ourselves to broader self-determined health priorities where possible.

Board Member Responsibilities

The successful individual is expected to prepare and attend Board meetings (at least four meetings per year in cities across Canada) as well as participate on one of the Committees reporting to the Board. Committee meetings are typically held virtually two weeks prior to Board meetings.


The Partnership is seeking an Inuk professional with knowledge of Inuit-experience health systems, especially the cancer system services. Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with Inuit, First Nations, and/or Métis communities as well as experience working with National Indigenous Organizations and governments. While past board experience and knowledge of board governance is considered an asset, it is not necessary.

Expression of Interest Process

Qualified individuals interested in submitting their expression of interest are invited to email a cover letter and resume to by March 22, 2024. Candidates could be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from a community or organization as part of the application process.

Submissions will be presented to the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Partnership’s Board for review. We thank all those who are interested; however, only those chosen for further consideration will be contacted.

The Committee is expected to make an appointment recommendation to the full Board for election by June 2024. Appointed Board Members will have their name and biography posted to the Partnership’s website and shared publicly.


Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity, please contact

Position Details


Hybrid. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada.

Posting date:

February 23, 2024

Closing date:

Until filled