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Drowning Prevention Research Centre
in Remote - Kenora, ON
invites applications for the position of

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Job Description

Job Type:

Part-time Position


April to September 2023


Remote - Kenora, ON


Flexible and includes weekends and weekdays

Reporting to:

DRPC Project Manager


$20.00/hour + 4% vacation pay

Language requirement:

Proficient English

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to

Application deadline:

01 March 2023


The Drowning Prevention Research Centre (DPCRC) is the lead agency for drowning and water-incident research in Canada. It is undertaking a new research project funded by Transport Canada focusing on recreational boating injuries.




  • Coordinate with data collection sources and support the local Community Liaison. o Support the training of the DPRC project. o Communicate with project volunteers, community leaders, and community residents/visitors.
  • Oversee the scheduling of data collection for the Community Liaisons from various sources within each of the three assigned recreational boating community and share all information with the Project Manager.
  • Provide feedback to the Project Manager on data collection tools, boating injuries, boating activities, data sources, etc.
  • Champion priorities, projects and tasks as directed by the Project Manager.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other Community Liaisons, project administrators, staff and volunteers over the course of the project.
  • In collaboration with the with the Project Manager, establish and follow reporting schedule.
  • Participate in an ethical and lawful manner, respecting the confidentiality of the project data, and respecting the privacy of the project participants

Required Qualifications

  • Possession of the following knowledge, skills and experience will enable the selected applicant to perform the major job functions successfully. All requirements below are essential unless otherwise indicated as an ‘asset’.
  • Currently enrolled in or have completed a university degree.
  • Connection to, respect for and involvement within the community.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of data collection sources.
  • The ability to communicate with multiple data sources.
  • Demonstrate leadership, project management, and team-building skills with ability to work in a team environment and individually.
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers working on this research project.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak and work in English and/or language used by the community.
  • Ability to identify, manage, and mitigate risk within job requirements of the project.
  • An understanding of the drowning burden in your respective province, region, and/or community.
  • Experience with drowning prevention.
  • Understanding the needs of the research project and the best means of supporting the Community Liaisons.
  • The ability to manage logistics of collecting data from various sources.
  • Knowledge of potential data sources in the community.

Contact Information


  • The Data Collector shall be a part-time contractual position with off-site work in April and on-site work May-Sept 2023.
  • The Data Collector will sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • The successful candidate must provide proof of full vaccination along with a signed Consent to Disclosure of Vaccination Records Form.


The Drowning Prevention Research Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. If selected for an interview, please inform us of any accommodation you may require during the process.

Further information on this position is available from Lisa Hanson Ouellette, Project Manager - Research via:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.