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Medical Officer of Health (MOH)

Organization Name Peterborough Public Health PPH
Industry Public Health, Municipal
City Peterborough
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID PPH0621-MOH
Organization Overview / Background

Lead an organization committed to working with community partners to protect and promote population health and striving for equity and respect for individual choice

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) currently has an opportunity for an executive leadership role as its Medical Officer of Health (MOH).  The incumbent will have a unique opportunity to provide critical leadership for a community of 140,000 residents and lead a workforce of more than 130 public health professionals, with the support of a strong and experienced management team.  The MOH reports to an autonomous Board of Health which has a rich 130-year history of public health service in Ontario. This position is an integral member of the local health community, working closely with engaged and supportive local governments, First Nations, hospitals, health agencies, police and schools, delivering provincial public health standards, addressing local issues and protecting and promoting population health.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public communications, testing and community vaccination efforts are well in-hand, and critical public health responsibilities are being maintained.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The Board is looking for an outstanding leader with a passion for creating healthy communities and a commitment to a community-centred approach to health equity and to addressing the social determinants of health. A leader who understands the Ontario Public Health legislative framework and has the ability to maneuver within the political context of public health. As MOH you will understand rural and indigenous issues and respect indigenous culture and traditional knowledge and be guided by the Seven Godfather Teachings. Reporting directly to the Board of Health and working closely with committed management and dedicated staff, you will foster a diverse and respectful work environment and reflect the values of respect, teamwork, excellence and advocacy.

Position Profile

The successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and hold a fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or a certificate, diploma, or degree from a university in Canada that is granted after not less than one academic year of full-time post graduate studies or its equivalent in public health. The successful applicant will also have a proven track record of leading transformational change and working collaboratively with other health disciplines and community-based service providers and additional experience in financial management, labour relations, strategic planning, and program development.

Search & Application Process

To obtain more information or to express your interest in this leadership opportunity please call Tony Woolgar at 416-902-2974 or forward your resume, in complete confidence, to and The closing date for receipt of applications is July 2, 2021 but applications will be considered immediately upon receipt. To learn more about Peterborough Public Health please visit their web site at

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