Capitalize for Kids – Chief Executive Officer

Capitalize for Kids – Chief Executive Officer{

The opportunity

Founded in 2013, Capitalize for Kids’ (C4K) vision is for Canada to have the most efficient mental health care system in the world. To accomplish this goal, C4K works with Canadian kids’ mental health organizations to help solve their problems and co-create solutions that effectively build more capacity. Through funding from banks, asset managers, pension plans, family offices; the pro-bono support from partners such as Bain and Company, McKinsey & Co., MNP, Pemeco Consulting, RBC Strategy & Operations, Sia Partners, and The Boston Consulting Group; and from philanthropic donations, C4K brings together exceptionally talented professionals with capital commitments. 
To accomplish this next phase of its development, C4K welcomes applications and nominations for the role of Chief Executive Officer. 
Reporting to a highly regarded Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for all aspects of C4K including scaling the organization, business development, philanthropy, financial and human resources, and with developing the organization’s strategic plan. The CEO will be instrumental in guiding C4K’s annual “Investors Conference”, building on the success of its initiatives such as “The Bay Street Games”, and with needed fundraising capabilities to enhance C4K’s family office philanthropic program. As such, working with a dedicated and high caliber team, the CEO will envision new and further develop existing initiatives within the kids’ mental health sector; strengthen and develop relationships with senior executives at major financial institutions and family offices; and raise the profile of C4K’s respective initiatives through business development activities.
As the ideal candidate, you are committed to the aims and ethos of C4K and hold a desire to bring about positive change in the delivery of kids’ mental health services across Canada. You have a proven track record of securing funding, particularly through sponsorship and major gift activity, and an understanding of kids’ mental health issues, practices, and the provincial marketplaces, would be considered a strong asset. You are an experienced people leader who can enthuse, motivate, and develop a small team to deliver upon its goals through igniting people’s passion for the mission and vision of an organization. You are an exceptional relationship builder, and ideally are knowledgeable of, and familiar with, the capital markets industry. You are described as having the highest level of integrity and ethical behaviour, with personal drive and energy, and with the ability to interact with various groups of people, from children to government officials to senior executives, sponsors, and donors. You are at ease with public speaking and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Your experience with financial management and budget development skills are coupled with your strategic planning and change management skills. Candidates must hold a degree from a recognized university and be located within a reasonable distance to work out of the Toronto head office. 
To learn more about this unique and exciting leadership opportunity with Capitalize for Kids, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Denny Young (
Capitalize for Kids welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Capitalize for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact
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