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Strategy Lead, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Perioperative Services

We are seeking a Strategy Lead, to implement strategic initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion across Perioperative Services (POS) at The Hospital for Sick Children. It is an exciting time to continue moving forward with this work in Perioperative Services, as the Hospital has recently launched the EDI Strategic Plan, led by our Executive Lead and Strategy Advisor – to learn more please visit

Perioperative Services at SickKids includes Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Cardiovascular Surgery, General and Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery and Urology. The Strategy Lead will work with the Associate Chief of EDI, the Director of Strategy & Business Operations as well as a Project Manager and Project Coordinator to develop and implement strategic initiatives that further enhance the Perioperative Services community for clinical staff, trainees, and administrative staff, which will result in enhancing the delivery of high-quality clinical care to our patients.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Co-develop a comprehensive EDIA program and strategy for Perioperative Services, ensuring synergies with Hospital strategy, the Research Institute and other Hospital groups. Including engagement and change management strategies.
  • Co-develop and implement policies and content supporting EDIA principles for new Faculty and  staff to build culture of awareness and expectations.
  • Using your Subject Matter Expertise, co-develop and implement plans that support the further evolution of a culture of diversity, inclusion and equity among our faculty physicians, trainees, and administrative personnel.
  • Develop and implement internal survey tools for EDIA data collection; prepare and analyse the descriptive data coming out of the surveys.
  • Propose, plan, coordinate and implement training programs that address and build diversity awareness, knowledge, understanding, skills, and competencies.
  • Co-develop relevant online web content, as learning and reference tools, to support the Perioperative Services’ EDIA strategy.

Here’s What you Need:

  • Master’s degree required (e.g., Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Education, Organization Development).
  • A Ph.D. and post-master’s degree working experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing EDI initiatives
  • Working knowledge of Diversity and Inclusion community considerations and familiarity with applicable legislation an asset.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a collaborative team.
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, project management and organizational change management skills.
  • Experience in healthcare, research or academic administration is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including judgment, tact, and diplomacy and the ability to interact with multiple stakeholders across the organization.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and excellent with organizing and prioritizing in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written) necessary for one on one, small group and larger group presentations.

SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team. The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person, persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

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