CDPC is recruiting a Senior Policy Analyst to provide in-depth policy analysis, towards knowledge mobilization, public education and advocacy for the reform of Canadian drug policies. The Senior Policy Analyst will provide leadership in the development and implementation of CDPC’s evolving policy advocacy framework. In doing so, this senior level position will proactively liaise with a national coalition of organizations and individuals to improve and innovate approaches for harm reduction, decriminalization, safe supply, and legal regulation of drug production, distribution and access within the Canadian context.
The Senior Policy Analyst will provide CDPC and its partners with analyses of the implications of existing policies and proposed reforms. This will include review of existing legislation, development of policy positions, engagement on proposed policy regulations, and facilitation of outreach to policy makers.
The Senior Policy Analyst will lead and incorporate input from deliberative dialogues with CDPC staff, coalition members and other stakeholders to examine and develop positions on and propose solutions to critical drug policy issues.
The Senior Policy Analyst will develop and maintain proactive relations with organizations developed by people who use drugs, advocacy organizations, Indigenous and First Nations leadership, senior officials in all levels of government, relevant NGOs, researchers, and philanthropic organizations that focus on public policy issues.
The Senior Policy Analyst will provide input on CDPC’s research strategy, including identification of research gaps and knowledge mobilization with key stakeholder groups, in alignment with CDPC’s mission and strategic priorities.