Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge Area

29 Young Street East
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2L4 (Google Map)
Telephone: 519-603-0223
Fax: 519-888-6422

Wellington, Dufferin & Guelph Area

176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9 (Google Map)
Telephone: 877-351-9857
Fax: 519-888-6422


Current Postings

There are two open positions with Sanguen Health Centre. Please scroll down for more information.

Peer Supervisor – Sanguen Health Centre & The WINS Needle/Syringe Retrieval Project 

Waterloo Region (30 hours/week)

Sanguen Health Centre is a harm reduction-focused, community-based agency that utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive services to people who take drugs. The Sanguen Peer Outreach Team provides front-line harm reduction services to people who take drugs in Waterloo region.  The WINS project (Working to Improve Neighbourhood Safety) peer team members are focused on improving community safety by reducing the number of improperly discarded drug use supplies in Cambridge.

Key Responsibilities

The ideal candidate is committed to an anti-oppressive and non-judgmental approach to community outreach and is comfortable working with marginalized populations and people who take drugs. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and creativity and is well-suited to a candidate who works well independently and can thrive within an evolving, non-structured work environment.

  • In conjunction with the Manager of Outreach, recruit, train, schedule, and supervise peer outreach workers to assist with community activities.
  • Maintain accurate statistics and activity reports. Complete program evaluations and related reports as required.
  • Assist with needle/syringe retrieval and disposal in community settings.
  • Participate on committees and working groups as appropriate.
  • Working hours will include a combination of days and evenings. Weekend work may occasionally be required.


  • Strong knowledge of applied harm reduction concepts and practices, particularly as relevant to people who use drugs. Personal or lived experience is an asset.
  • Experience with scheduling, training, and supporting volunteers.
  • Experience with crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution.
  • Committed to maintaining excellent personal and professional.
  • Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health and their impact on people who use drugs.
  • Knowledge of relevant and local social and health services available to people who use drugs.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Apps, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, email, and the ability to use technology to work effectively outside of a physical office.
  • Valid driver’s license, access to own vehicle, and insurance.
  • Willing to work in various locations across Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will require the candidate to be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 10kgs.
  • Services are provided in a variety of locations outside of Sanguen’s office, including many that may not be easily physically accessible (i.e., no ramp/elevator, rough terrain).
  • The candidate will be outdoors in potentially inclement weather throughout the year.

To apply:

Please send your resume in pdf format (preferred) or Word to by Tuesday July 24th.


Director of Development

Sanguen Health Centre is searching for a Director of Development. This seasoned professional will have demonstrated experience in fundraising, grant writing, and events planning in respect to social consciousness and marginalized communities.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Program Director and the Executive Director and is responsible of the development and execution of the agency’s fundraising strategy as we look to expand on our service delivery model. The Director of Development will identify and create opportunities to cultivate relationships for local fundraising and grant opportunities.

Knowledge of the sponsorship and corporate giving landscape is a requirement.

Role & Accountabilities (but are not limited to):

  • Create compelling content for communications that align with fundraising campaigns to drive engagement, participation and revenue.
  • Develop and ensure the fulfillment requirements of all corporate, foundation and grant agreements are met according to contracts and stewardship plans.
  • Act as a fundraising advisor to Sanguen Health Centre’s Board and staff to support overall fundraising more effectively.
  • Experience in building strategic partnerships to forward agency vision and mission statement.
  • Work on other related projects as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Knowledge of Canada Revenue Agency requirements for operating as a charity including record keeping, receipting.
  • Proven record of successfully soliciting and closing gifts; as well as managing individual giving programs.
  • Track and report on fundraising goals and projects.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • A University Degree or Community College Diploma with a focus on fundraising, sales, communications, event management or other applicable disciplines.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of not for profit event fundraising or communications experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership or coaching skills.
  • Superior presentation, writing and editing skills and ability to convey compelling stories and messages that are tailored to unique stakeholder groups.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Able to work independently and as a team player.

Work Environment

  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Desire to be a part of a team that has been recognized as a provincial leader in being creative and effective in building relationships with marginalized people.
  • Committed to delivering exceptional service.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to

Company Overview

Sanguen Health Centre is a registered not for profit organization with charitable status. Harm Reduction is our founding pillar in which we provide a variety of services including Outreach, Social Support, Peer Support, Nursing Care and expert medical treatment for Hepatitis C.

Employment at Sanguen Health Centre is an opportunity to participate in work that directly impacts the quality of life of marginalized people. We are an agency that is currently expanding services and require individuals who want to implement creativity into their work as we continue to improve the quality of life for the people we serve.

Perhaps you’d like to volunteer with us? Click here for our general volunteer application form.  Once completed, send it to Michelle at and we’ll be in touch shortly!