Impact Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative – Toronto, Ontario

Position: Impact Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Site: MaRS Discovery District
Department: Grand Challenges Canada – Indigenous Innovation Initiative
Reports to: Indigenous Innovation Lab Manager
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Impact Analyst, Indigenous Innovation Initiative, in Grand Challenges Canada.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


As an Indigenous-led and -governed platform, the Indigenous Innovation Initiative empowers First Nation, Inuit and Métis innovators to develop and test innovative ideas that benefit their communities and advance reconciliation, while also benefiting non-Indigenous people and the Land. We do this through a gender-lens investment approach that provides flexible grant funding and culturally rooted wrap-around supports that meet innovators where they are at. We are hosted at Grand Challenges Canada, where we receive operational support from an expert team of individuals across various portfolios.

Impact Analyst

We are seeking an Impact Analyst to play a key role in helping the Knowledges Mobilization Team with inquiry and learning activities, including tracking and sharing the progress and impacts of programs and innovators, and capturing and sharing lessons learned for continuous improvement. Reporting to the Innovation Lab Manager and working closely with others across the team, the Impact Analyst will have the following core responsibilities:
• Support the development, implementation and evolution of program and innovator Inquiry and Learning Plans and the ongoing evolution of the Inquiry and Learning Bundle, the Indigenous Knowledges and Data Governance Protocol and the Shared Values and Principles of Indigenous Knowledges Creation and Application
• Support innovators to complete and submit their inquiry and learning reports, including tracking progress of inquiry and learning activities and requirements
• Track, clean and do preliminary analysis on inquiry and learning data to inform program indicators and gender progress markers and associated reports
• Maintain the Fluxx grant management system as it relates to inquiry and learning reporting
• Collect, track and maintain a database of lessons learned and support the broader team to apply and share these learnings within and beyond the Indigenous Innovation Initiative
• Support the creation of knowledge products, including reports, presentations, case studies etc.
• Identify and action opportunities to make Knowledges mobilization processes and systems more efficient and effective
• Conduct ad hoc research and evaluation to support learning and planning across our work
• Support risk and issue management as it relates to the above

Key attributes and experience we are looking for in an Impact Analyst:
• Strong understanding of Indigenous contexts in Canada
• Education or experience related to Indigenous impact measurement, Knowledges mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, performance measurement, etc.
• Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative data analysis, data management and data application skills; narrative reporting skills; and storytelling skills
• Experience or understanding with research, sensemaking, GBA+, appreciative inquiry, empowerment evaluation, community-based participatory research, gendered approaches to monitoring and evaluation and data visualization are an asset
• Strong level of comfort working with Microsoft Excel
• Experience working with Fluxx is an asset
• Attention to detail and commitment to quality and excellence
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to be proactive
• Highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to work well independently and as a team

Travel within Canada will be required (post COVID). Grand Challenges Canada is committed to supporting equal opportunities to this position – please advise if you require any accommodations and we will support them as needed. We especially invite First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples to apply.

If we invite you to an interview, you are encouraged to become familiar with the following foundational resources that guide all aspects of the work that we do:
• Inquiry and Learning Bundle
• Indigenous Knowledges and Data Governance Protocol
• Shared Values and Principles of Indigenous Knowledges Creation and Application

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

To fulfill UHN’s (and Challenge Canada’s) commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants who identify as a member of an Indigenous community. We thank all who have applied, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.



September 24, 2021


September 30, 2021


Full-time Permanent




University Health Network