Request for Qualifications

Oceanside Health & Wellness Network Coordinator

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), in partnership with Island Health, is requesting submissions from qualified individuals to provide leadership, capacity, administration, and coordination services for the Oceanside Health and Wellness Network (OHWN) for a contract to March 31, 2019, with an option to renew for an additional year upon mutual agreement between the parties and available funding.

The Oceanside Health and Wellness Network (OHWN) is a group committed to working together to enhance the health and well-being of Oceanside residents through collaborative planning and collective action. OHWN's vision is "to respectfully work together to advance the health and wellbeing of the population of Oceanside through addressing those factors that influence health and other complex issues that groups cannot effectively address on their own, and to speak as one voice on these issues."

Working with the Chair and leadership of OHWN, the Coordinator is responsible to incorporate the vision, mission, purpose, values, guiding principles, goals and objectives of OHWN into action. The Coordinator is both a leader, being facilitator and voice of OHWN in the community, and administrator. Limited administrative support may be provided by an OHWN partner organization. The Coordinator will be the conduit that builds and fosters healthy and connected people and places with a collective voice on regional and local health issues. This will be achieved by the Coordinator leading a culture of cooperation, collaboration, innovation and partnering while facilitating dialogue and an understanding amongst citizens and stakeholders.

The Proponent must understand the determinants of health and population health in order to inform the strategic and policy direction of OHWN, and will have working knowledge of local government and First Nations culture and communities. The Proponent should have experience facilitating community processes and strategic planning. As the RDN intends to engage the Proponent under a contract for services, the Proponent must be capable of meeting legal requirements of being an independent contractor.


Deadline for submissions is 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Written submissions are to be a maximum of 8 pages, and should outline relevant experience and qualifications in the fields of community development or health sciences. The budget for this engagement is a maximum $28,000.00 not including GST.


Courtney Simpson, Senior Planner
Strategic and Community Development
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo BC V9T 6N2
Tel. (250) 390-4111
Email: planning@rdn.bc.ca