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Are you a physician who is passionate about public health? Are you seeking an opportunity to make a personal impact and set a new course?

The Role

Join the Brant County Health Unit in an executive leadership role as the Medical Officer of Health. You will have a unique opportunity to provide critical leadership for a community of 140,000 residents and to co-lead an excellent 120-member health unit team together with the support of a chief executive officer. You will report to an autonomous Board of Health.

You will be an integral member of the local health community, working closely with engaged and supportive city and county governments, hospitals, health agencies, police and schools, delivering provincial public health standards, addressing local issues, improving population health and providing advice and reassurance to the public. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public communications, testing and Phase 1 vaccinations are in-hand, and critical health unit responsibilities are being maintained.

The Board of Health is committed to fostering a diverse workplace and a respectful work environment. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

We are committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Should you require accommodation to participate as a candidate in the hiring process, please communicate your needs.

The Community

The Brant County Health Unit serves the City of Brantford and the County of Brant . The area boasts affordable home prices, excellent schools, university and college campuses, and convenient access to airports, VIA Rail and major highways. Special attractions include the beautiful Grand River, renowned walking trails and rich cultural and arts experiences. Neighbouring Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation make important local history and Indigenous culture accessible to all.

The Candidate

Essential to this role is your commitment to the advancement of public health. You are a credible advocate and a confident presenter, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You are able to provide effective advice and leadership on difficult issues in stressful situations. You take pride in your emotional intelligence and collaborative successes. You are committed to continuous learning, for both yourself and your team. Additional experience in areas of team leadership, financial management, planning, program development and reporting to a board are assets.

As your appointment requires the approval of the Ontario Ministry of Health, you have the necessary qualifications to serve as a Medical Officer of Health or you will commit to completing your public health qualifications within a reasonable period after appointment in order to serve temporarily as an Acting Medical Officer of Health (Policy Framework available upon request).


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is set in accordance with the Ministry of Health salary grid. The successful candidate may be eligible for payment or reimbursement of professional dues, membership fees, tuition and certain relocation costs.


Contact Information

If this exciting leadership position may be right for you, please apply with a cover letter and résumé, which will detail your areas of specialization and ongoing education, to Matthew Dyck matthew.dyck@lhhknightsbridge.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Should you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the Search Project Team:


Collin MacLeod, Partner: collin.macleod@lhhknightsbridge.com / 416 928 4534

Chris Sawyer, Partner: chris.sawyer@lhhknightsbridge.com / 416 640 4312

Matthew Dyck, Consultant: matthew.dyck@lhhknightsbridge.com / 416 640 4315

Oksana Krupa, Executive Assistant: oksana.krupa@lhhknightsbridge.com / 416 928 4612