CHPCA | Project Manager, Advance Care Planning

Position Type:                       Full-Time
Timeframe:                            October 2021 – March 2022
Salary:                                   $55,000 – $60,000
Job Location:                        Ottawa, ON              



The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is seeking an experienced, motivated and multi-talented project manager to manage the Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative.

A key member of the Advance Care Planning Team, led by the Director of Advance Care Planning in Canada, the manager will lead the planning and execution of project deliverables and support evaluation efforts within strict deadlines and firm budgets. The project manager will define project scope, goals and deliverables in consultation with ACP team members and stakeholders, develop and track project plans, and standardize project management practices and policies within the organization.

Come join our dynamic team in this exciting position to ensure every Canadian’s future health and personal care wishes are respected.



Key Responsibilities

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables in collaboration with project Director, the National Task Group and key stakeholders
  • Develop and track project plans
  • Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations
  • Support project evaluation
  • Develop standardized project management practices and policies
  • Analyze and manage project risk




This position requires a three-year, post-secondary degree in the area of Social Sciences, Health Care, or Business.


  • Minimum 5 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Experience managing projects in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience managing national government funded projects is an asset.
  • Experience working with advisory committees and working groups.
  • Experience implementing new project management practices and policies within a small to medium size non-profit organization is a strong asset.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Project management best practices
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Change management experience
  • Project management process and policy development (or adaptation)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Ability to elicit timely cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including stakeholders (internal and external), government officials, community leaders, provincial associations.
  • Diplomacy and the ability to foster productive professional relationships for managing the daily interactions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Although the position is not bilingual essential, working knowledge of French is an asset.

Team Fit:

  • Ability to work in a team environment but also work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexible, collaborative and open minded.
  • Creative thinker, resourceful.
  • People-centred approach.



How We Deliver our Services

The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, our work includes public policy, public education, knowledge translation and awareness. Established in 1991, our volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.

Our Team

The staff is a high-performance team of cross-disciplinary professionals working in a dynamic and welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of comradery in our day-to-day dealings with each other, our members and stakeholders. We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on new challenges and develop new skills, and make use of the multi-disciplinary team we have on staff. We value a positive and collaborative work environment above all, striving for continuous improvement, and at all times treat each other with respect.

  • We enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge.
  • We work both autonomously and together in teams, knowing that we each bring our own expert contribution to the organization.
  • We are not shy about asking for help and we celebrate each other’s strengths.

In our pursuit to ensure all Canadians have access to quality hospice palliative care, we are guided by three goals outlined in our strategic plan:

  1. Lead in the advancement of hospice palliative care policy across Canada.
  2. Promote awareness and learning opportunities in quality hospice palliative care for diverse audiences across all sectors in Canada.
  3. Increase CHPCA’s capacity to achieve our goals and meet the needs of the association’s members and the public.

Our Location

CHPCA’s offices are located at: Annex D, Saint-Vincent Hospital, 60 Cambridge Street North, Ottawa, Ontario. Staff are working remotely until January 2022 at which time we will transition to a new office located at: 495 Richmond Road, Suite 102, Ottawa, Ontario.

Hours of work

The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone). Normal hours of work for employees are 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per week. The employee’s choice with respect to the scheduling of the 7.5 hours will be respected subject to the office operational requirements.  The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.

Upon relocating to the new office location in January 2022, all staff will be expected to work in the office 2 days per week, and 3 days every other week. Specific days of the week are currently being negotiated with our co-tenants.

Please send resume and cover letter to Laureen Mignault at CHPCA is looking to fill this position ASAP, and will assess applications as they are received.  Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants. 

Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.