People & Culture Advisor


The Partnership’s Finance and Corporate Services Division leads all services to secure a sound financial platform and ensure that the organization has the technical, operational, infrastructure, talent management and change management capabilities necessary to achieve the maximum impact for its mandate and budget. The team works alongside all divisions in managing financial and resourcing aspects of programs and initiatives that aim to deliver on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

Overview of role

Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Business Partner, the People & Culture Advisor is a new role which has been created to play a hands-on leadership role in turning CPAC’s Hybrid Work Model Vision and Strategy into action. Working with a highly collaborative and engaged cross-functional team, the People & Culture Advisor will:

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of the pan-Canadian Hybrid Work Model work plan
  • Provide expert HR advice and guidance and represent HR in the cross-functional working group
  • Establish a metrics and indicators strategy to baseline, measure and track employee engagement and effectiveness of the Hybrid Work Model
  • Proactively utilize data and information collected to identify themes/trends and recommend effective HR strategies and solutions
  • Review existing policies and work with multiple corporate partners and stakeholders to update and/or create employee-centric policies, guidelines and resources to foster and support new ways of working.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to integrate the Hybrid Work Model vision and work plan across multiple People and
  • Culture domains (performance management, learning and development, recognition, etc.)


The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities, and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Experience & qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Human Resources, Business Management, or other relevant disciplines, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation as an asset
  • Solutions-oriented HR professional you have well-developed consultative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and execute HR strategies, plans and programs that support the organization’s business objectives
  • Effectively and successfully navigate in a small fast-paced organization with the ability to prioritize work requests from multiple sources and be able to set and meet deadlines
  • Strong planning and project management skills and the ability to operate effectively in both structured and ambiguous situations and under directed and self-managed conditions
  • Strong communication skills with proven experience in creating and delivering presentations and preparing employee resources
  • Strong consulting skills; ability to listen, ask good questions, diagnose issues and generate good alternative approaches and solutions.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate, partner and build relationships; willingness to challenge the status quo in a constructive manner
  • General working knowledge of Human Resources with depth in any specific domain of human resources
  • Strong analytic and reporting skills
  • Excellent research skills and resourcefulness
  • Experience and/or certification in change management would be an asset

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Senior Human Resources Business Partner


Hybrid/Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion.

Employment category:

18 month fixed-term contract

Job level:

Level 6 salary range: $77,523- $104,885; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

June 30, 2022

Closing date:

July 15, 2022