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November 8, 2019

Dear Colleagues:

Re: Recruitment of a Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead 2019/20

The HNHB Regional Cancer Program is seeking expressions of interest from primary care physicians or nurses (Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner) for the position of Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead.

This is a unique opportunity to provide regional leadership and bridge patient and provider understanding of Indigenous cancer control, as well as support the regional implementation of the First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous Cancer Strategy. The Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead (RICL) will be essential to successful engagement and collaboration across varying primary care settings, and advocating and addressing the primary care needs of Indigenous peoples across Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region.

The role will require the RICL to participate in the following, based on capacity and expertise:

 Strategic planning and program design

 Expert advisory panels relating to Indigenous patient/family cancer journey and primary care

 Peer education and training, including promotion of the Indigenous Relationship and Cultural Safety (IRCS) courses

 Engagement with Indigenous and non-Indigenous health care providers to help build capacity to address systems issues, with and for Indigenous peoples

The Regional Indigenous Cancer Lead reports directly to me as the CCO Regional Vice President and indirectly to Alethea Kewayosh, Director, Indigenous Cancer Care Unit at Cancer Care Ontario, as well as works collaboratively with the HNHB Regional Cancer Program Director. The role is compensated by an annual stipend of $27,500.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to Anita Markovic at by November 22, 2019. A regional selection committee will be established to interview and select the most appropriate candidate.

I would be most grateful if you could assist in disseminating knowledge of this opportunity within your organization and, if applicable, let me know of candidates you think might be interested in this position.

Thank you for your support. Yours sincerely,

Ralph M. Meyer, MD, FRCP(C)

Vice President, Oncology and Palliative Care, Hamilton Health Sciences

Regional Vice-President, Cancer Care Ontario

Professor, Department of Oncology, McMaster University


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