Director, Communications & Public Affairs, Halton Healthcare

Halton, ON

Halton Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare organization comprised of three community hospitals and numerous community-based services in the growing urban and rural communities of Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services.


Halton Healthcare’s hospitals – Georgetown Hospital, Milton District Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital – are very much a part of Halton's rich history and have a long-standing tradition of providing quality care to many generations of area families. Together, they serve a population of almost 400,000 residents. Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped their entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in the organization, from patients and families to their staff, physicians, and volunteers. Halton Healthcare believes in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always! Halton Healthcare cultivates a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything they do.


Reporting directly to the Chief Communications, Vice President Strategy & Partnerships, the Director Communications & Public Affairs (Director) supports the facilitation, development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive internal and external communications outcomes that support Halton Healthcare and outstanding patient care. The Director works collaboratively across the hospitals, partnering with Human Resources on communications initiatives to support human resource challenges. Leading a diverse and skilled team of communication experts, the Director delivers strategic communications planning and execution, media relations, issues management, social media, digital communications, and correspondence to both internal and external audiences. 


The ideal candidate will come with a minimum of 8 years’ experience at a senior communications management level obtained within public sector environments – ideally with healthcare experience. A post-secondary degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related discipline is required. You are well versed in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder communications, have acted as the trusted communications and issues advisor to senior leaders and have a track record of demonstrated leadership skills. You are well-versed in strategic communications, including public engagement, issues management, brand enhancement, and digital and social media. You are a relationship builder, and are known for your strong collaboration, leadership skills, communication skills, and a service-oriented approach that enables the work of others. Here is an opportunity to focus on continuous improvement and develop best-in-class communication solutions, concepts, and approaches to serve the needs of Halton Healthcare and the community it serves.


To Apply


To fill this key position, Halton Healthcare has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online or at We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Halton Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Halton Healthcare  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.


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