Cities of Migration Conference

The 3rd International Cities of Migration Conference will be held on March 2, 2016 in downtown Toronto. Community leaders, practitioners, experts, activists and policy-makers will convene for a one-day forum to discuss the issues and opportunities created by today’s global flows of migration. The conference features a diverse range of speakers from organizations such as the World Bank, TIFF, Lifeline Syria, and the Brookings Institution. The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees will be featured in an informal Q and A with Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director of GDX.

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The conference will be followed in the evening by the 2016 edition of the Global Diversity Exchange Annual Lecture, featuring Dr. Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland. In his lecture, Dr. Koser will touch on many of the pressing issues surrounding the unprecedented movement of people across the globe: refugees, internal displacement, global governance, human security, community engagement and counter-radicalization. He will provide a new lens on the question: does diversity drive prosperity?

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New jobs: John Howard Society, UNESCO, C.D. Howe

Legislative Assistant/Issues Manager, Office of the Minister of Northern Development and Mines. Apply by Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Responsible for briefing and preparing the Minister for Question period, as well as liaising with Premier’s Office, Caucus and other Ministers’ Offices to ensure awareness and understanding of Ministry agenda and emerging issues.

Policy Analyst, John Howard Society of Ontario. Apply by 4PM EST, January 29, 2016.

The scope of the position is to develop criminal and social justice policies and positions for the Society that are consistent with Society mission and values, to participate in public education and dissemination activities, and to collaborate on and assist with research, program development and other initiatives which reflect and promote our policies and positions. The main objectives of this position are to develop criminal and social justice policy positions of the Society and promote those policies and positions to various stakeholders and the general public.

Director of Finance, UNESCO-UNEVOC. Apply by January 28, 2016.

The Director of Finance oversees the creation and implementation of internal controls, policies and procedures for all financial activities of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Office. S/he provides capacity building support to all Mozambique accounting staff and management engaged in making decisions affecting the fiscal health of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Office.

Senior Development Officer, Events, C.D. Howe Institute. Apply ASAP.

The role of the Senior Development Officer, Events is to work with the SVP & COO to develop and promote the C.D. Howe Institute brand to current and potential sponsors and event speakers. The Senior Development Officer, Events will lead all aspects of the recruitment and stewardship of sponsors and speakers, and other duties as assigned.

Various Positions, NGOAbroad. Apply ASAP

These are all volunteer opportunities.
Seasoned professionals and students are both welcome.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


New jobs: Children’s Mental Health Ontario, OPS, OECD

Director Public Policy, Children’s Mental Health Ontario. Apply by January 22, 2016.

CMHO is looking for a creative and energetic systems-level thinker who is eager to engage with others to drive policy goals forward. The Director, Public Policy will strategically lead CMHO’s policy agenda through research, analysis, and writing, as well as lead and facilitate CMHO member and partner engagement. The ideal candidate has a history of progressive leadership experience with government and/or the non-profit sector and will enjoy working with a small team in an “all hands on deck” environment.

Policy Analyst, Children’s Mental Health Ontario. Apply by January 22, 2016.

CMHO is looking for a creative and energetic systems-level thinker who is eager to engage with others to drive policy goals forward. The Policy Analyst will strategically contribute to CMHO’s policy agenda through research, analysis, and writing, as well as facilitate and support CMHO member and partner engagement. The ideal candidate has experience working with government and/or with non-profit organizations and will enjoy working with a small team in an “all hands on deck” environment.

Senior Advisor – Information and Analysis, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Apply by January 20, 2016.

Do you have strong analytical skills and a passion for measurement and metrics? Do you have a background and a keen interest in municipal finance, planning or governance? If so, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking your expertise for the role of Senior Advisor with the Information and Analytics team in the Municipal Programs and Education Branch.

Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Energy. Apply by January 22, 2016.

The Strategic Network and Agency Policy Division is seeking a seasoned financial professional to conduct financial reviews on energy-sector agencies.Consider working for the Ministry of Energy and help make a difference in Ontario’s energy sector.

Economists/Policy Analysts, Public Sector Innovation, OECD. Apply by January 25, 2016.

The OECD is looking for several Policy Analysts with significant research and policy analysis experience in one or more of the following areas related to public sector innovation. The selected candidates will lead substantive sets of research including designing research plans, carrying out desk research, preparing and administering data collection questionnaire; drafting reports; preparing and contributing to the development of new analytical frameworks to support reviews and development of indicators. Theywill help organize and participate in field missions, etc. They will have a very strong track record in carrying out analysis and in making effective policy recommendations in a public sector or international context.


Senior Researcher, Investment Funds Institute of Canada. Apply ASAP.

We are looking for an experienced researcher with strong mutual fund industry knowledge and experience and an understanding of critical issues impacting the industry, its investors and its position in the investment community. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Research and Statistics, the Senior Researcher will lead in the planning, development and execution of research projects, providing high-level research reports, briefing papers, and communications documents in support of industry policy priorities as identified by IFIC’s Board and Committee. Please send your application (cover letter and resume) to: Jan Medland via

Regional Directors (Community Investments), Ontario Trillium Foundation. Apply by December 11, 2015.

The RDs oversee teams and the grant approval process within assigned regions provide leadership in analysis and resolution of issues and render decisions to ensure on-going compliance with policies and standards of the Foundation. The role ensures the consistent application of policies and practices in the delivery of the investment streams.

Researcher, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation. Apply by December 14, 2015.

SRDC is seeking a dynamic, full-time researcher for its Vancouver office with experience in one or more policy areas concerned with services and supports for Canadians who face barriers to employment or education.

Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Ministry of Finance. Apply by December 18, 2015.

Are you a team-oriented, highly motivated, and strategic-minded professional with a strong background in policy development and analysis? If so, consider joining the Tobacco Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance. This position offers a challenging opportunity to provide leadership and policy expertise to support the delivery of Ontario’s Tobacco Strategy.

Internship, Joint Inspection Unit, United Nations. Apply ASAP.

The Joint Inspection Unit has two internship programmes, which provide qualified graduate students with a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the United Nations system, and acquire experience in one of the following fields: evaluation research and information technology (IT).

New jobs: MASS LBP, Ryerson University, Toronto Community Housing, Public Sector Digest

Intern, MASS LBP. Apply by November 30, 2015.

We are excited to announce that we’re looking for MASS LBP’s 34th intern to fill the winter 2016 placement. During the 12-16 week placement, interns can expect to develop their research and project management skills, and gain valuable experience working to design and deliver various public engagement initiatives.

The internship is a full-time position based out of our Toronto office. It will run from January 8 to April 30, 2016. Interns will be placed on a 12-16 week paid contract and earn $11.25/hr to a maximum of 35 hours per week or $1575 per month. Though modest, it is important to MASS that all suitable candidates are able to take the internship position, irrespective of their financial means.

Policy Analyst, Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Apply by November 12, 2015.

The Brookfield Institute is currently looking for two (2) experienced Policy Analysts to support the research program of the institute by providing quantitative and qualitative research, analysis, written products and advice to the Executive Director on the development of polices, position papers, programs and other initiatives that support innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research & Business Development Analyst, Public Sector Digest. Apply by November 13, 2015 at 5PM EST.

To apply for the research & business development analyst position, submit your CV, cover letter, and short writing sample to Writing samples should be no longer than 1000 words and should reflect the candidate’s writing ability as well as capacity for analytical research. Writing samples can be an excerpt of a longer piece. Writing samples pertaining to a public sector/government topic or challenge are encouraged. PSD retains the right to consider publishing writing samples and/or adopting topics for research purposes.
Business Planner, Toronto Community Housing. Apply by November 25, 2015.
Join and help build a new team at Toronto Community Housing that is focused on cross-divisional initiatives in support of customer service. Help the organization reach its goal of Service Excellence by implementing strategic initiatives and supporting performance reporting. Build strong internal and external relationships that further Toronto Community Housing’s strategic goals. Work towards ensuring the voice of residents (our customer) is considered in decision-making across the organization.

New jobs: College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario

Hearings Analyst, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Apply by November 16, 2015.

In this role you will work out of the Hearings Office in the Department of Investigations and Resolutions, to provide decision and policy support to the Discipline Committee and the Fitness to Practice Committee. You will monitor committee decision processes to ensure procedural compliance, maintain and update policy manuals, and support the creation and development of resource materials.

Policy and Program Advisor, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. Apply ASAP.

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Member Relations, this senior level Policy and Program Advisor will bring exceptional policy analysis, program management,
stakeholder engagement and communication skills to this role. As a member driven organization, it is of the utmost importance for the individual in this position to develop a
strategic understanding of, and responsiveness to, the needs of our members.

New jobs: Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Director, Research & Strategic Analysis, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Apply by October 19, 2015 at 12:00pm EST.

If you are interested in applying to the position, please email Kate Dewasha at by Monday, October 19th at 12noon with a resume and a cover letter (to be sent directly to the hiring team).

Construction and Greenbuild Advisor, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Toronto). Apply by October 21, 2015.

Serving as the Construction and Greenbuild Advisor you will be part of a dynamic team promoting Danish exports in North America. You will lead new business development within the Construction and Greenbuild sector in close cooperation with our Consul General and Head of Trade Commission.

Cleantech Advisor, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Toronto). Apply by October 21, 2015.

Serving as the Cleantech Advisor you will be part of a dynamic team promoting Danish exports in Canada. You will lead new business development within the energy & environmental sector in close cooperation with our US colleagues in Chicago, Washington and Silicon Valley. Also, from time to time you will collaborate with the ambassador’s team in Ottawa.