Consultancy Opportunity: Coordination and Support to Internationally Trained Physicians’ Access Coalition (ITPAC)

Deadline date: 
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 5:00pm
Fixed date
RFP status: 


The Internationally Trained Physicians Access Coalition (ITPAC) is an alliance of groups/organizations of internationally trained/experienced physicians (ITPs), as well organizations providing supports to ITPs. This coalition began in Ontario and is open to working with like-minded groups across the country in order to establish a national advocacy voice.

ITPAC (“the coalition”) works to galvanize the efforts of ITPs advocating for systems change to enable their skills and experience to benefit the Canadian healthcare system; and to enable ITPs to pursue careers in medicine or commensurate roles outside of medical practice.

The coalition works in two main areas:

  • Professional Licensure: Addressing systemic obstacles and advocating for solutions that provide equitable, timely access to licensure, residency opportunities and related supports.
  • Alternative Career Options: Supporting alternative healthcare-related career pathways and employment opportunities that utilize the skills and experience of ITPs.

The coalition's work includes the identification of systemic barriers based on lived experiences, and the promotion of enduring healthcare systems solutions that benefit all residents of Canada, while ensuring a high standard of healthcare.  The coalition is committed to sharing best practices, facilitating connections, and supporting strategic networking. 

WES acts as the coordinator for the coalition and provides administrative support. 

Scope of Consultancy:

WES/ITPAC are seeking the services of a consultant with experience providing coordination and logistical support. The consultant will support the planning and advocacy work of ITPAC for the remainder of 2022 on a part-time basis. The consultant will support the advocacy goals of ITPAC in the lead-up to and immediately following the 2022 Ontario provincial election.

The consultant will provide the following services and deliverables:

Coordination and Communications:

  • Coordinate scheduling for monthly coalition meetings, draft and distribute meeting agendas, and take and distribute meeting minutes
  • Support with internal and external communications, including responding to questions from ITPAC representatives and relaying information 
  • Coordinate the development of a webpage and online presence for the coalition

Advocacy and Outreach Support:

  • Support the development of public education resource materials 
  • Facilitate/coordinate outreach to key stakeholders, including political parties/politicians, key media outlets, journalists, etc.
  • Provide logistics support and coordination for media events and/or educational forums where ITPAC policy solutions can be presented to the public, political parties, and policy makers


  • The consultancy begins immediately (March 2022) and will continue to end of 2022. 

Terms and Conditions

This contract will be awarded to an independent contractor.  The number of hours and rate will be agreed upon by the consultant and WES, within a maximum budget of $40,000 plus GST. 

Application submission:

Proponents should submit the following to Karl Flecker ( by no later than Wednesday, March 4th, 2022.

Required application elements:

  1. Curriculum Vitae and/or consultancy brief
  2. Cover letter outlining competencies and relevant experience in the following areas:
    • a. Planning and coordination of coalition or multi-stakeholder tables and initiatives
    • b. Knowledgeable about the occupational regulation/certification processes for physicians in Ontario
    • c. Familiarity with key stakeholders within the Ontario/Canada health sector(s)
    • d. Drafting and reviewing written communications in a range of formats for a range of audiences, including online formats
  3. Proposed daily/hourly rate or budget for services rendered

We welcome applications from individuals with lived experiences as an internationally educated health professional, and/or from equity seeking communities.

If you require further information, please contact Karl Flecker: