Thank you to donors of the David Peterson Scholarship fund

The School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG) Alumni Network has received a letter  of thanks from Mark Stabile, the Director of SPPG, for its contribution in 2013-14 to the David Peterson Scholarship.

The 2013-14 SPPG Alumni Network Executive could not have made this contribution without the foundation laid by the 2012-13 Executive and their volunteers, including Vasiliki Bednar, Anna-Maria Cappella, André Côté, Viola Dessanti, Jane Hilderman, Jacob Mksyartinian, Kaleb Ruch, and Samantha Young.

The SPPG Alumni Network Executive would like to share this thanks with all those who participated and made contributions in order to raise scholarship funds for an SPPG student.

This donation to the David Peterson Scholarship will support an SPPG student’s participation in an international learning opportunity, or an international or domestic policy internship with a non-profit organization that is unable to provide compensation for an internship. When the Scholarship is granted, the SPPG Alumni Network will be recognized as a donor.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the SPPG Alumni Network,

2014-15 SPPG Alumni Network Executive


New Jobs: UNICEF, Ministry of Health, Federation of Canada Municipalities

Policy Specialist, UNICEF. Apply by July 14.

The Policy Specialist is responsible for supporting UNICEF Canada’s leadership and authority on children’s rights through activities that advance the rights of Canada’s children. The responsibility broadly includes supporting and collaborating with the Director and the Chief Advisor of UNICEF Canada’s domestic policy team.

Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Apply by July 16.

Do you have talents in research, analysis and written communications and an interest in primary health care?

Use your project management and policy skills to good effect in this great opportunity supporting Ontario’s primary health care system.

Program Manager, Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities Program, Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Apply by June 30.

In collaboration with Latin America-based field office personnel, the BRIC Program Manager will assist with the start-up and implementation of BRIC. S/he will implement the day-to-day Canada-based components of BRIC including developing and maintaining municipal and related networks in Canada, facilitating the development of a roster of Canadian and other experts (municipal volunteers, consultants, retirees and interns).

Alumni Network Executive Election

Hello SPPGers,

After a wonderful Alumni Network Meeting, it is time to vote on the Alumni Network Executive for the 2014-15 year. This year, 4 positions were acclaimed, and we congratulate them on their new roles:

Vice-Chair (Communications) – Heather Paszat

Vice-Chair (Connections) – Andrew Perez
Vice-Chair (Events) – Loulia Kochaji
Vice-Chair (Operations) – Max Greenwald
Two positions, Chair and Vice-Chair (Finance), are contested and will be up for election.
The candidates for Chair are Leonardo Tovar and Thomas Vogl and the candidates for Vice-Chair (Finance) are Thomas Vogl and Jose Javier Iguiñiz Romero. The candidates’ biographies/statements and voting information have been sent to Network members via email. If you haven’t received it, email
Happy voting everyone!

New Jobs: Tim Horton’s, CAHO, Ryerson

Government Relations Specialist, Tim Horton’s.

This role is a key member of the Regulatory Affairs team with a focus on government affairs. Reporting to the Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, this position is responsible for the coordination, preparation execution of various activities within the Government Affairs team. 

Policy Advisor, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). Apply by June 13.

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Member Relations, this senior level Policy Advisor will bring exceptional quantitative and qualitative analysis, research, project management and communication skills to this role.

Projects Manager, Institute for Privacy and Big Data, Ryerson University. Apply ASAP.

The Project Manager manages, reports and operates various projects from development to implementation stage. Plans, executes and implements all aspects of a project within agreed budget, specifications and timelines, and manages client-team relationships. Develops new project proposals in this area, as required.

New Jobs: Ontario Trillium Foundation

Senior Analyst, Research and Evaluation: Reporting to the Director of Policy, Planning and Performance (P3), this position develops and
implements the Foundation’s performance measurement, program evaluation and impact assessment projects and supports other P3 department activities as required.

Quality Assurance Specialist: the Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for quality assurance assessments of grantees and internal practices; identifying quality gaps, recommending areas for improvements and working with staff teams to ensure these actions are incorporated into standard work processes and practices.


New Jobs: Brandon University and UHN

Project Coordinator, Brandon University, Apply by May 23

The Rural Development Institute is currently looking for a Project Coordinator for a new project called the Rural Policy on Learning Commons. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project operations including organizing, facilitating, implementing, monitoring and tracking project milestones and achievements and budgets. The Coordinator will interact with regional, national, international partners, to monitor project activities of several committees over multiple years to accomplish the project goals.

Project Manager, University Health Network, Apply by May 23

As partners of the Mid Toronto West Health Link, University Health Network and the Taddle Creek Family Health Team is hiring a Project Manager who will play a central role in supporting the vision of the Health Link lead in executing projects to deliver on a variety of initiatives and planning activities aimed to advance the objectives of the Mid Toronto West Health Link.

New Job: Toronto Urban Fellows

Applications are open for the (excellent) Toronto Urban Fellows program. The Toronto Urban Fellows program provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada’s largest city through full-time work experience and an in-depth learning series.

Applications are due May 5, more details at: