Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada - Ottawa, ON (8 months ago)

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The Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (IPAC) is a national not-for-profit organization made up of Indigenous physicians from across Canada. As Indigenous physicians and students who are diversely rooted in our traditional teachings and our respective communities, IPAC members embrace and commit to collaboratively use our skills, abilities and experiences to advance the health of our nations, communities, families and individuals. IPAC provides knowledge for communities, national Indigenous organizations and health care providers; advocates for Indigenous peoples’ health; and acts as a support mechanism for Indigenous physicians and students. This position will be jointly supported by IPAC and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The IPAC Coordinator works closely with the IPAC President and Board to ensure the continuity and success of IPAC activities on a national scale. The Coordinator is a self-starter who works well independently and is responsible for a diverse portfolio of activities including coordinating IPAC meetings and the annual IPAC conference, updating website content, developing initiatives to increase membership, and developing fundraising opportunities. The Coordinator works closely with the Vancouver counterpart on shared initiatives.


1. Communications
- Generally supports IPAC communications efforts including the development of website content, social media posts and communications to membership.
- Supports and promote the visibility of Indigenous physicians (i.e. in awards processes)

2. Membership and awareness:
- Develops and implements various approaches to increase IPAC awareness and membership including outreach, networking with post-secondary institutions and graduates.
- Supports IPAC members in their use of the membership portal
- Expands the growth and development of membership through follow-up, outreach and tracking
- Coordinates and organizes the membership database and membership portal to support network development.
3. Fundraising: Develops and supports IPAC’s fundraising efforts
4. Supports general administration of IPAC including hiring, budget, contracts, and reporting
5. Works with Project Coordinator to manage IPAC annual conference and general meetings
6. Coordinates handover of information from former Board President/Secretary
7. Supports the medical curriculum initiative of the Post Graduate Education Working Group of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
8. Liaises with the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association (CINA) to foster and leverage the Canadian Public Health Officers (CPHO) Forum including advancing the cultural safety and humility agenda
9. Liaises with post-secondary institutions, and Indigenous physician graduates and residents to increase awareness of IPAC and increase membership
10. Acts as aide for IPAC Meetings including minute taking, action taking and action follow up
11. Supports and promote the visibility of Indigenous physicians (i.e. in awards processes)
12. Supports mandate and carries out general tasks related to IPAC
13. Maintains coordination between the Vancouver and Ottawa IPAC teams
14. Performs other related duties as assigned



-Significant, recent and relevant experience in coordination, event planning, administration, marketing (usually acquired over a period of 2 to 5 years) preferably in the health or education field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

-Experience working with First Nations communities or organizations.
-Experience in event coordination
-Experience in project coordination
-Experience in developing budgets
-Experience and comfort working with online social media platforms

Knowledge and Abilities:
- Genuine interest in First Nations health and wellness
- Understands and respects First Nations cultural principles and protocols and applies this understanding in work situations
- Ability to work independently and to take initiative
- Ability to work effectively in teams and with external teams and stakeholders
- Ability to prioritize and multitask
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Ability to perform complex duties with limited supervision
- Strong interpersonal skills and competencies
- Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel) at an intermediate level
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Job Types: Part-time, Contract


  • Ottawa, ON (Required)


  • English (Required)