Legal Counsel

CGI Njoyn
May 14, 2024
Jun 11, 2024
Contract Type

We are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field. We are an independent, not–for–profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canada's health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians. As a valued member of the CIHI team, you and your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canada's health care systems.

CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Learn about our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and the work being done to create a more inclusive and welcoming organization by focusing on how we learn, govern and practise.

At CIHI, we recognize what matters to our employees. Some of the benefits of working at CIHI include

  • Retirement Planning Program
  • Generous vacation days for permanent and long–term contracts
  • Work–life balance
  • Learning and Professional Development Program
  • Flexible benefits program from your first day on the job for permanent and long–term contracts
Why is this role important?

Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel is responsible for the day–to–day delivery of expert specialized legal advice and services to CIHI in matters relating to privacy, corporate, commercial, intellectual property, information technology and procurement. Legal Counsel negotiates and drafts various types of agreements and provides legal education sessions to the organization.

What you'll do

1. Handles legal files as assigned; Provides legal services with a focus on the following areas: corporate/commercial, procurement, information technology, employment, privacy and intellectual property.

2. Drafts, negotiates and provides advice on various contracts and agreements for funding, collaboration, purchase of goods and services, data sharing and copyright.

3. Prepares and delivers legal education sessions to the organization.

4. Identifies areas of shortcoming and drafts templates and other legal instruments to streamline the corporation's activities and processes.

5. Collaborates with teams across the organization to build and maintain effective working relationships.

6. Conducts legal research and prepares legal opinions as needed.

7. Other related duties as assigned.

What you'll bring to the table

• LL.B or equivalent and member of good standing in the Law Society of Upper Canada.
• Minimum of five to seven years of post–call experience. Experience in private practice, in–house or a combination thereof would be an asset.
• Legal knowledge and experience in the following areas: corporate/commercial, information technology, procurement and employment, with a focus on intellectual property licensing.
• Strong drafting and negotiation skills with a focus on information technology, intellectual property licensing and commercial law would be an asset.
• Knowledge of Canadian privacy law with a focus on the Ontario Personal Health Information Privacy Act (PHIPA) would be an asset.
• Excellent practical and business–oriented approach and sound decision–making abilities.
• Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple and clear manner.
• Excellent analytical and research skills.
• Excellent planning and organization skills and an ability to work in a fast–paced environment.
• Works well with little supervision, possesses initiative.
• Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Fluency in English required, bilingualism in both official languages is an asset

To find out more about this role and other exciting opportunities visit our website at and check out our 'Careers' section.

We thank all those who apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier–free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please note the CIHI Recruiting Team uses email to communicate with applicants. Please make sure your profile has an updated email address that is checked regularly, including the junk/spam mail folder, as we send time sensitive emails (i.e. testing and interview bookings).