Inaugural Chief Executive Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Ontario Caregiver Organization
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Management / Executive
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Senior Executive (E.D., CEO, CFO)N/A2019-03-112019-04-10

“Caregivers and the caregiving experience is a not a singular experience; it is extremely diverse and requires an organization and a leader who understands the lived experience of caregivers.”

Ontario’s caregivers have made it clear that the support systems that currently exist for them are not enough. Caregivers are seeking an organization in the province, dedicated to them and their needs, and not dependent on the disease, location, age, ethnicity, or condition, that makes them a caregiver. The newly created Ontario Caregiver Organization is ready to recruit the inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will build an approach that means that all mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, partners, neighbours and friends can receive support that will help them help the people they love and care for. 

As the inaugural CEO, you will be developing the structure, processes and systems that will allow the development of caregiver programs of education and support. A key success factor will be the ability to build partnerships and nurture relationships with the multiple organizations that currently include caregiver support in their mandate. You will also need to champion innovation and excellence as you prioritize a warm handoff while capitalizing on the opportunities provided through digital opportunities.  While focusing provincially, you will also need to build collaborative approaches with other provinces and territories and look broadly to integrate international lessons learned.

Working with the Board of Directors you will build a small centralized and locally distributed group of employees and volunteers to focus on the Organization’s strategic recommendations as outlined in the report Expanding Caregiver Support in Ontario.  You will develop a team culture that creates a foundation for long-term success.  Principles of open communication, service accountability and teamwork will be key. You will need to learn as you grow, and lead changes as required by your stakeholders: the caregivers.  

As the CEO, you will oversee a broad base of administrative, financial, strategic, and planning activities, and have budgetary authority, accountability, and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the organization. While the Organization is an independent not-for-profit organization, liaising with the government ministries will be essential to your success. 

The unique and specialized caregiving needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities; Francophone caregivers; racialized and marginalized caregivers; and young caregivers will need to be prioritized and addressed in collaboration with their representatives to promote relevancy and success.  

As the ideal candidate, you have a lived experience as a caregiver. You have been engaged in the creation of a new organization and have lead a provincial, not-for-profit and/or healthcare/social program organization. Alternatively, you have managed a business or business unit coupled with substantial governance experience in a not-for-profit or healthcare setting.

You have a reputation for being an empathic, visionary and inspirational leader who can create a positive culture.  You are known for your ability to engage and motivate people, governments and local partners. You are authentic, highly collaborative, transparent, engaging, trusted, and team-oriented. You have exercised sound judgment and diplomacy in multi-stakeholder settings – with a deep commitment to caregivers/clients/patients, and embodying trust, respect, and partnership. You demonstrate strong financial acumen, negotiation skills, and business planning abilities.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of caregivers, families, staff, volunteers, board members and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous people, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation at any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Jessa Chupik at Boyden follows all AODA standards and practices to accommodate candidates with disabilities in a way which respects their dignity, is equitable, and which enhances their ability to be considered for senior executive positions.

To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please request the executive briefing document, by connecting with Jessa Chupik at For information about this unique and critically important organization, please visit: