Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

There’s been a tremendous amount of discussion in recent months about the changing and expanding role of pharmacists during the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of the most accessible health professionals, patients are turning to pharmacists for advice more than ever.

Now is an important time to grow our profession and amplify our impact. I am pleased to share a new opportunity in which all members of our community — students, faculty and staff — can do just that.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Public Health Ontario are looking for appropriate candidates to work as contact tracers (also known as case managers). They are especially interested in health sciences students with strong leadership, interpersonal, facilitation, problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.

Case Managers provide public health support in the fight against COVID-19 by facilitating the identification and management of COVID-19 cases. Working remotely, case managers conduct patient interviews with confirmed or probable COVID-19. This position will require a focus on empathy and cultural competency.

By collaborating Public Health Ontario in this critical role, all members of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy community have an opportunity to make a valuable contribution to Ontario’s COVID-19 response.

All interested applicants are invited to apply to the Case Manager role via the third-party agency, Ian Martin Co, contracted by Public Health Ontario. They are looking to hire at least 50 paid positions, which can be one-to-two days a week up to full-time. They will potentially stream alumni and retired health-care professionals to more senior roles.

Click here for more information and to apply.

If you have any questions about this Case Manager opportunity, please use the website contact form.

As our community continues to meet the many challenges presented by COVID-19, I am tremendously proud of and grateful for the resilience and commitment demonstrated by our students, faculty and staff. I hope everyone will consider this opportunity to have an impact on the health of our community.


Lisa Dolovich
Professor & Dean
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto