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Community Engagement Specialist

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Full Time, Contract Position

The Canadian Mental Health Association is seeking a full-time, temporary contract (until March 31st, 2023), Community Engagement Specialist to join us to support the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). Reporting to the National Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, CSPS, this role will support the Coping for All Resource Project (CFA).

Partnership Summary: The Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is Canada’s only national, bilingual, suicide specific helpline. It is available 24/7/365 by phone to those with suicide related concerns. Partial text is available, with 24/7/365 text and chat planned in future phases. The CSPS is managed by a partnership consisting of CMHA, CAMH (lead organization) and Crisis Services Canada, in collaboration with local distress centres across Canada. The project and partnership is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for 5 years, and is currently in the second year of the project.

Project Summary: The Coping for All Resource Project (CFA) will provide distress centres in Canada with curated resources to assist in meeting the diverse needs of priority and vulnerable populations during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The project launched in January 1, 2022, and includes an environmental scan, national needs assessment, collating and curating resources, and dissemination through the development of an online portal and ECHO community of practice. The project is funded by PHAC and is delivered through the same partnership as the Canada Suicide Prevention Service.

About CMHA: Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. Our vision is a Canada where mental health is a human right. CMHA has been chosen as one of Canada’s best places to work by Forbes magazine in 2021 and 2022.

Location: This position will be based at our office, located in downtown Toronto. To encourage collaboration and explore new ways of working, CMHA National supports a hybrid work model of 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. However, until further notice, staff are working from home according to public health guidelines and management’s decision.

Position Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:


Compensation: $65,000-70,000 per year commensurate with experience and qualifications; along with benefits, a flexible work environment and a workplace culture committed to personal wellbeing and psychological safety.

Benefits: Dental care, extended health care, life insurance, vision care, employee assistance program, flexible schedule, paid time off (vacation, sick and work life balance days), wellness program, work from home, hybrid work.

Working conditions:

Are you a fit?
If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover letter to [email protected] by March 25, 2022. The subject line should mention “Community Engagement Specialist”. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.

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CMHA is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. We invite you to self-identify in your cover letter. Please let us know if you require accommodations throughout the application process.