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National Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange Specialist

Full-Time Permanent Position

In 2021, CMHA launched a bold new vision: a Canada where mental health is a universal human right. Collective action is the path to activating this right for every Canadian. When 7000 people pull in the same direction, things move. This is an exciting opportunity to join CMHA during a time when we are placing a focus on strengthening our collective efforts across the country.

About CMHA: Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health network 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.

Position Summary: The National Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange Specialist will play the important role of creating opportunities for every team member from across the federation to engage with idea generating and aw-inspiring content designed to activate our shared potential. Utilizing diverse learning and knowledge exchange strategies, you will be responsible for raising awareness within the federation about the work we are accomplishing across the country and for establishing safe spaces for CMHA staff to meaningfully exchange ideas and learn together.

This position will also work closely with Divisions and Branches within the federation, as well as all National Office Teams (Programs, Communications and Marketing, Operations, Workplace Mental Health, National Council of People with Lived Experience, Fundraising). This is a new role within the National Team, and we are looking for someone with a creative spirit who loves to establish fresh processes to unlock shared potential!

Location: This position will be based at our office, located in downtown Toronto. To support work-life balance, 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. This position will be required to be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reporting: National Director, Federation Relations

Position Responsibilities:

Working with the Director of Federation relations and with support from the wider CMHA team, you will be responsible for the following:





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, disability insurance, pension plan, 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 and cover letter September 23, 2022 to [email protected]. The subject line should mention “National Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange 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.