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Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health - Child Health BC

Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health

Child Health BC

Vancouver BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Provincial Lead is responsible for the identification, planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of programs and related policies and projects under Child Health BC relating to indigenous children and youth health.

What you’ll do


  • Provide leadership and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, policies and projects in support of strategic objectives and deliverables related to the Indigenous children and youth population.
  • Maintain responsibility for ensuring that programs and projects are completed in adherence to project protocols/charters/agreements, timelines, applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures, and pertinent legislation.
  • Work closely with provincial partners for the identification, collection and analysis of relevant information/evidence data and synthesizes findings in order to effectively integrate these into the development, implementation, analysis, and policy/practice implications of strategic programs, policies and initiatives to support the provincial mandate and PHSA action plan objectives related to health and well-being of indigenous children and youth.
  • Advise and provide recommendations internally regarding Indigenous children and youth health promotion and prevention strategies, initiatives and projects to improve health outcomes.
  • Monitor and evaluate child health promotion resources and tools across the continuum of care and recommends and implements changes.
  • Identify gaps in services and resources including possible risks and how to address these gaps while providing province wide standard care.
  • Ensure alignment with partners’ priorities and leverages opportunities.
  • Lead and/or advise strategic program teams, related working groups, and advisory committees to achieve targeted goals/objectives of strategic programs and related projects and policies, and to build and strengthen relationships with key partners and stakeholders.


What you bring



 Pursuant to section 42 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry. We invite applicants to self-identify within their cover letter and/or resume.


  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Social Justice, Transformative Organizational change or a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years recent related experience with experience in program management, facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of groups including Indigenous health organizations including two years’ experience in a progressively responsible leadership role.
  • Completion of Indigenous Cultural Safety training is required for this position.


You also have:

  • Experience working with networks, coalitions and multi-partnered projects in a healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of health issues, and especially the health determinants of health, legislation, and public policy affecting Indigenous people.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  • Lived experience with Indigenous populations and demonstrated extensive knowledge of Indigenous health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, and traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Salary Range:
$96,429-$138,617/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles
1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 4Z9

Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830 - 1630
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What we do


BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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