Health Policy Analyst

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The role of the Policy Analyst is to review and analyze government initiatives and legislation in order to advise SLFNHA and communities and support healthy policies. The Analyst will analyze, document, and coordinate recommendations/options to promote the improvement to health care services and social determinants of health.  The Analyst will have a high-level understanding of policy initiatives and will be responsible for briefings and reports for both internal and external communications.  The Analyst will facilitate linkages between government policy directions and community directions and will support the advocacy of First Nations health and Treaty rights.

The Policy Analyst is directly accountable to the Roots for Community Wellbeing Manager.

The salary for this position is $63,310 – $81,483.

This position can be based in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Who can apply:  Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1) CHRA)


  • Post-secondary degree in public health, public administration, law or related discipline and/or combined relevant experience
  • Must have working knowledge of political, legislative and regulatory process impacting First Nations health and First Nations governance
  • Strong understanding of provincial public health legislation and standards (Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards)
  • Knowledge of the complex health service delivery landscape in northern Ontario and the inter-jurisdictional issues as they relate to the First Nations health
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality written reports and presentations for diverse audiences with the ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and respectfully
  • Understand and facilitate health program design and the interrelationship with health policy and legislation
  • Experience in a project management capacity
  • Experience with First Nations community engagement, community-based research and First Nations decision making processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy and organizational skills
  • As per policy, applicants should note that proof of COVID-19 immunizations is a condition of employment within SLFNHA.


  1. Research issues, facilitate internal and external dialogue and write reports
  2. Analyze provincial public health legislation, identify areas of alignment and discord with SLFNHA and community wishes/priorities/practices, and propose solutions.
  3. Collect, create, analyze and disseminate information and evidence to support health planning and decision making around areas of public health interest (i.e. food security, housing, injury prevention, etc.)
  4. Research, review, monitor and analyze provincial and federal government initiatives, legislation, policy and operational plans which affect the public health of First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area
  5. Draft correspondence, proposals, discussion papers, internal document and briefing notes for Approaches to Community Wellbeing Working Group, Negotiations Table, senior management, SLFNHA Board, and Chiefs Committee on Health
  6. Liaise with First Nations, organizations and other service agencies
  7. Identify effective methods of knowledge transfer based on specific targeted audiences
  8. Facilitate the establishment and strengthening of effective networks and relationships with all levels of leadership/government and other experts as required
  9. Participate in the launch and management of advocacy strategies related to the public health and social determinants of health priorities for communities
  10. Explore opportunities for funding through proposals and partnerships with other agencies
  11. Provide support for the regional strategic health planning function of SLFNHA and facilitate the continued implementation of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing and the Anishinabe Health Plan
  12. Provide support to communities in developing healthy public policies through culturally appropriate means

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