Health Research Officer, Brampton

Position Type: Part-time (15 hours/week) for 15 weeks starting July 5, 2021
Hourly Wage: $22.00 per hour
Location: Brampton South, Ontario (working virtually as per public health restrictions)
Language: Primary working language is English, French language skills are an asset (indicate language skills in cover letter or resume)
Eligibility: This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs - applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age; and be legally eligible to work in Canada
Reports to: 2SLGBTQQIA+ Chronic Health Research Manager
Application Deadline: July 5, 2021, at 9:00AM (PDT)
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men (GBT2Q) through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia; we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.


Working under the supervision of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Chronic Health Research Manager and as part of CBRC’s research team, the Health Research Officer will support CBRC’s 2SLGBTQQIA+ Chronic Health research project through a number of activities focused on advisory work and survey development. Through these activities, the Health Research Officer will develop and deepen skills in communication, teamwork, and leadership. In addition, the Health Research Officer will learn and practice community-based research methods, health equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression, and disability justice.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting the engagement of Advisory Groups for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ Chronic Health Project, including community member advisory and community-based organization advisory
  • Supporting the development and preparation of an online survey, to be launched in 2022 (which involves working collaboratively to discuss and confirm measures)
  • Supporting administrative tasks related to the project, including compiling documents and resources, preparing minutes from meetings, reviewing future opportunities, etc.
  • Participating meaningfully in the Research Team, and within the broader CBRC staff meeting by attending meetings and working in collaboration with others
  • Assisting in the development of content to share with CBRC’s communities
    Upholding confidentiality, and working in a way that is aligned with CBRC’s policies
  • Working within a 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based, anti-racist, anti-oppression, disability justice framework

Other Qualifications and Skills

  • Understanding of health as it relates to 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities (including and especially through lived experience);
  • Experience with community development projects or initiatives, including those that involve community engagement;
  • Experience working or volunteering with health, community or social services;
  • Knowledge of 2SLGBTQQIA+ community-based cultural and political values and sensitivities, including experience working with Two-Spirit and Indigenous queer and trans communities, as well as QTBIPOC communities;
  • Demonstrated anti-racism and anti-oppression analysis and practice;
  • Knowledge of disability justice principles and approaches;
  • Interest in policy and advocacy related to health research and 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities;
  • Facilitation skills (in-person and/or virtual), and interest in virtual knowledge sharing;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines;
  • Strong interest in self-reflection and continuous learning;
  • Comfort and familiarity with collaborative work in Google workspace (e.g., using Google Drive);
  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research is considered an asset; and
  • Bilingual (English and French language) skills are considered an asset.

Hiring Priorities

This position supports hiring based on the following Canada Summer Jobs priorities:

  • Youth who self-identify as being part of underrepresented groups, or having barriers to entering or staying in the labour market;
  • Disabled youth/youth with disabilities;
  • New immigrant/refugee youth;
  • Racialized youth; and
  • 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth.

We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-identify which of these priority groups they belong to in their cover letter.

How to Apply

All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and resume. Please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at [email protected] with the subject line: Health Research Officer, Brampton.

If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Health Research Officer or call us at (604) 568-7478 to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application by July 2.

The deadline to apply for this position is July 5, 2021, at 9:00AM (PDT).

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and non-binary people, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, people living with chronic health conditions, disabled people/people with disabilities, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.

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About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Health Research Officer
Health Research Officer, Brampton
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