Insurance Institute of Canada – Vice President, Programs

The Insurance Institute of Canada (“the Institute”) is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 40,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters. Over 20,000 of those members are students and more than 18,000 are graduates who have earned the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation or Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation. This Institute is a founding member of the Institute for Global Insurance Education (IGIE). The Institute sets professional standards for the industry through education programs that lead to a range of designations and certificates, including the internationally recognized Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP). As the Institutes members pursue rewarding opportunities in a rapidly changing industry, they can take advantage of ongoing development programs, seminar series and networking events offered by an organization devoted to learning for the real world. The Institutes graduate members of the CIP and FCIP programs are guided by a rigorous code of ethics and an evolving set of proven best practices.
It is within this context that the Institute welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice President, Programs (“VP, Programs”).
Reporting to the President & CEO of the Institute, the VP, Programs proactively ensures that the Institute delivers a responsive and broad menu of educational products to the insurance industry, its employers, as well as Institute members and future customers. The VP, Programs plays an active leadership role in the progress and strategic direction of the Institutes as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and is intimately involved in future planning activities, research and the development of the annual operating budget. Direct reports include: Director, Academic Programs and Product Development; Registrar and Director, Examinations; Director, Learning Innovation and Technology; Senior Manager, National Programs; Manager, Translation Services; and Manager, Career Connections. The entire Programs team includes approximately 40 people. The VP, Programs is also the executive lead for the Institute’s national Academic Council and related sub-committees.
The VP, Programs is responsible for the development of high-quality curriculum, learning resources and technology, instructional design and assessments of the Institute’s designation and diploma programs, including the CIP Program, the Canadian p&c industry’s core designation program, as well as the FCIP, ACIP, GIE, Risk, Commercial and CMGA programs, with delivery and administration as required in collaboration with local institutes and chapters. This includes oversight of full-time post-secondary institutions that partner with the Institute and/or use Institute materials as part of their programming. The Programs team leads the development of provincial licensing learning resources and examinations as required.
The VP, Programs leads the Institute’s ‘Career Connections’ division, which is responsible for helping the insurance industry educate secondary and post-secondary students about insurance; and seeks to drive awareness and recruitment of insurance careers among post-secondary students and career changers to help the industry address its talent gap, utilizing industry partners as appropriate to help accelerate this work. The VP, Programs also leads the internal translation department, which translates all education materials from English to French and vice versa, as well as marketing materials and other translation needs for the organization. Consideration is given to outsourcing requirements as necessary.
As the ideal candidate, you have leadership experience in the field of adult/professional education, and proven business acumen gained from within a similarly complex organization or not-for-profit educational body. You are comfortable developing and implementing successful business plans and projects with appropriate targets and deliverables. You have proven financial experience and skills, including a demonstrated understanding of budgeting. You have knowledge of adult learning theory and best practices in the development of professional education programs – including curriculum, instructional design and assessment. You are also familiar with modern and emerging learning technologies and their application to adult learning, and have knowledge of textbook publishing models. You have superior relationship building and communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. Colleagues describe you as values driven, visionary, and a team player who promotes an open, transparent, accountable environment that encourages innovation and where employees can thrive and achieve professional and organizational goals. A Master’s degree is preferred, or a combination of experience and education. Knowledge of the property and casualty insurance industry is an asset. The ability to communicate in both English and French is also considered an asset.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with the Insurance Institute, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Tracey Trimble (tracey@griffithgroup.ca).
The Insurance Institute and Griffith Group Executive Search are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process.
We will ensure reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Ontario 211 Services – Board Member(s)

Ontario 211 Services (O211S) is the provincial coordinating body for all 211 services in Ontario. It oversees agencies which aid people struggling to navigate the complex network of available community and health programs. 211 infrastructure, 211 data and 211’s professional and certified Community Navigators guide the Ontario resident to access specialized services and information and inform government, agency and research program planning and investment based on the expressed needs of those who contact 211. In addition, Ontario 211 Services is a key contributor with local United Ways, United Way Centraide Canada and other 211s across the country to advance the 211system nationally.
The current pandemic has advanced the awareness and recognized value of 211 as a critical resource for Ontarians and the opportunities for further growth and increased impact in the Ontario Human Services space are immeasurable. To optimize its potential, over the last year, O211S’s Board and staff set to work in establishing a new strategic plan for the 211 system in Ontario. It looked ahead to understand the trends and signals that are likely to impact the way it deliver its services. O211S engaged a wide range of stakeholders to take the pulse on its areas of strengths and areas of improvement. The results of the interviews provided invaluable insights and helped it develop an actionable roadmap for the future.
It is within this context that O211S invites applications and nominations for Member(s) to the Board of Directors.
Supporting the goals, mission and values of Ontario 211, Board Members serve as a member of the Corporation and are accountable, individually and collectively, for the decisions of the Board. The Board steers and provides directional oversight to O211S’s management and, through it, to all 211 services in Ontario.
Applicants must have previous Board experience, ideally from a voluntary board that serves a non-profit or social services organization. Fluency in both of Canada’s official languages (English and French) is considered an asset. Candidates from across the province, but particularly from the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest, with any of the following skills and experiences are encouraged to apply:
• Training or direct experience in strengthening, diversity, equity, and inclusion perspectives in an organization’s business objectives and approaches
• Financial oversight with an accredited professional designation
• Data capture, storage and data/information sharing in a digital environment
• Marketing, communications, and public engagement experience
• Fundraising, specifically through corporate sponsorship
• Performance measurement and risk management
• Experience working in and knowledge of the community/social impact sector
• Knowledge of the Information & Referral sector

Term of Office – Board Directors are elected for a two (2) year term. They may be nominated by the Board for a second term of three (3) years, and a third time of up to three (3) years. Board Directors are limited to serving three (3) consecutive terms, for a total of eight (8) years.
Time Requirements – The time commitment for Board members ranges from approximately 10 to 12 hours per month. Members are required to attend monthly meetings, participate in semi-annual meetings, and to serve on at least one committee.
Location – Board Directors can be located anywhere in Ontario. When in person meetings resume occasionally, members will be asked to attend in person, most often in either Toronto or Ottawa.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with Ontario 211 Services, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).
Ontario 211 Services hires based on merit and is strongly committed to diversity and equity within its community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. It especially welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Ontario 211 Services throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.
We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Choice In Health Clinic – Executive Director

Choice in Health Clinic (CIHC) provides compassionate and client-centred abortion care to women and gender-diverse individuals. Driven by the desire to increase access and abolish shame, CIHC recognizes that abortion is essential, important, positive, and powerful. CIHC first opened its doors in 1988 and is a licensed and fully funded, non-profit clinic and registered charity with a community-based board of directors and an annual operating budget of $1.6M. The clinic receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and is an Independent Health Facility (IHF). CIHC is a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). CIHC provides accessible, high-quality reproductive care, including abortion services, contraception and counselling, based on an anti-oppression model of care delivery. CIHC has excellent client satisfaction rates and an engaged interprofessional staff team, which includes 12 regular and 12 relief staff, a physician rotation, and management team.
It is within this context that CIHC welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership to ensure effective day-to-day management of service delivery, programming, finances, personnel and public relations at CIHC. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the relationships with both the external regulatory and the accreditation bodies, including the Ministry of Health, and the National Abortion Federation, and works with the Quality Advisor/Medical Director to ensure quality of clinical care and compliance with the Out of Hospital Premises Inspection Program, Independent Health Facilities Act and the National Abortion Federation. The Executive Director leads the communications strategy and serves as the formal liaison and contact person for community organizations, agencies, professionals, government officials and the media. The Executive Director plays an active role in fundraising activities and strategies which support the Access Fund.
As the ideal candidate, you are a leader who will passionately and effectively advance the principles of reproductive justice. Your management and leadership skills include financial management, human resource management, board governance, fundraising, and community engagement. Experience with strategic planning and risk management are considered an asset. You are comfortable using social media and with being a spokesperson and advocate. Your commitment to community-based health care is paired with your ability to establish and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, media and government agencies. Knowledge of the current healthcare and abortion-service landscape is also considered an asset. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, and to working within an anti-oppression framework.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CIHC, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup). Please note, cover letters must describe your philosophy as it relates to abortion and reproductive justice. Applications without this statement will not be reviewed.
CIHC welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-deserving groups.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Choice in Health Clinic and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.
rks 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 (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

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 jane@griffithgroup.ca.

Capitalize for Kids – Chief Executive Officer

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 (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

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 jane@griffithgroup.ca.

Blakely – Fundraising Strategist

Blakely is a woman owned and led strategic fundraising and marketing agency that combines expertise with fresh thinking. Since its founding, Blakely has helped some of the largest, and smallest, non-profits drive results and change lives. While Blakely’s team of strategists, creators, analysts, and project managers have many backgrounds, they all share one ambition: to help non-profits achieve their goals. Blakely values transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity and believes in ideas over egos, guts over glory, collaboration over competition. 

It is within this context that Blakely is seeking applications and nominations for the appointment of its Fundraising Strategist.

Reporting to a Senior Fundraising Strategist, as an integral member of the Client Relationships team, the Fundraising Strategist serves as the account lead to Blakely clients. Working in partnership with an Account Manager and a Senior Fundraising Strategist, the Fundraising Strategist leads campaign planning and strategy implementation through the use of budgets, insights reporting, and digital-first, integrated campaign strategies.  Externally, the Fundraising Strategist represents Blakely at events, conferences, and client meetings and builds relationships across the sector. Internally, the Fundraising Strategist provides leadership through bringing together the creative, data, digital & print production teams to ensure strategy and delivery excellence, and supports the company’s vision, priorities, and long-term goals.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven fundraiser with experience developing direct marketing programs for not-for-profit organizations. You bring a depth of knowledge about integrated direct marketing and annual giving, including digitally integrated campaigns via email, paid media, video, and direct mail. You appreciate the role of data in fundraising programs and can analyze program performance and determine appropriate strategic priorities. You are at ease presenting to various sized audiences and have excellent relationship skills. You have managed multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines with a broad range of internal and external partners simultaneously. As such, you are able to think strategically about challenges while developing and executing plans in a fast-paced customer focused manner.

To learn more about this important leadership opportunity with Blakely, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision care, 3 weeks vacation plus an additional 9.5 Blakely days off (half day Fridays before each long weekend and the office is closed for one week at the end of December each year).

Location: This is a location flexible position. The successful candidate will be able to choose where they do their day-to-day work either from home or the Blakely office, located in Aurora, ON. This position can also be fully remote, and is considered remote if you live more than 150 kilometres from the Blakely office. For non-remote workers, there will be a requirement to come into the office occasionally for meetings and meet in person with clients as the role requires. For remote workers, there will be a requirement to come to the Blakely office for in-person meetings six times per calendar year, with reimbursement for travel based on Blakely’s policy.

As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, Blakely believes that its culture is its biggest competitive advantage. It provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, colour, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Blakely and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Community Music Schools of Toronto—Vice-President, Philanthropy

Community Music Schools of Toronto (CMST) is a registered charity that gives children and youth a rich and rewarding music and social education by removing the financial obstacle. For over 23 years CMST has seen that the study of music allows young people to flourish creatively, personally and academically, enriching their lives and future prospects. CMST’s students have access to some of Toronto’s best music teachers and a vast array of musical instruments and options. Students study everything from classical piano, strings, voice, brass, wind and percussion to electronic music, songwriting and recording. CMST also offers countless leadership opportunities through its Youth Committee and mentorship programs and provides employment experience for junior counsellors at its summer music camps. In addition to bringing music to kids in Regent Park and Jane Finch, CMST is also supporting music education for Indigenous students at Wandering Spirit School and young newcomers to Canada.
As CMST continues to evolve and expand, the school is looking to grow its fundraising capabilities. It is within this context that CMST welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Vice-President, Philanthropy.
Reporting to the Executive Director of CMST, this role has been created in support of a new strategic plan and will have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure the expansion of CMST’s contributions to the communities it serves. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will build, lead and execute all fundraising activities, with the goal of increasing CMST’s revenue and ensuring the School’s short-term and long-term financial stability. The Vice-President, Philanthropy in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Senior Leadership Team, will also guide the marketing and communications team’s strategy and deliverables, ensuring consistent branding for the School in all its online and printed materials including fund reports, the annual donor report and all forms of donor acknowledgment. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will maintain their own portfolio of donors while overseeing all staff and volunteer activities regarding the successful identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation prospects and donors, and government grants and funding proposals. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will recruit, mentor and supervise the team, providing coaching, feedback, professional development, and performance management. The Vice-President, Philanthropy will also attend Foundation Board meetings and ensure communications between the school and foundation are open and transparent, and lead efforts to identify, recruit, train, and support its volunteers as required. The Vice-President, Philanthropy must be a proven supporter of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, and will drive continuous organizational improvement as it relates to EDIA across all facets of the school.
As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced fundraiser, with a proven track record of soliciting transformative gifts, engaging in stewardship activities, and being a contributing member to a senior leadership team. You have experience managing annual and multi-year fundraising plans and have strong financial acuity and budget management experience. As a manager, you enjoy mentoring and coaching others, creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture, and developing and evaluating KPIs to promote your team’s growth and success. You are comfortable speaking to a wide range of stakeholders, including community partners, corporate leaders, various levels of government, and staff and volunteers. Experience working in support of a voluntary board of directors is considered an asset. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, and a CFRE certification is considered an asset.
To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with CMST, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit www.griffithgroup.ca/cmst-vice-president-philanthropy/
CMST welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a any sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Community Music Schools of Toronto and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

OPSEU/SEFPO – Administrator, Employee Relations

OPSEU/SEFPO represents approximately 180,000 members across Ontario. They are full-and part-time workers, as diverse a group as you could imagine. OPSEU/SEFPO’s members work for the Ontario government, inside community colleges, for the LCBO, in the health care and education sectors, and they are employed in a wide range of community agencies within the broader public sector.
OPSEU/SEFPO has an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce that provides the highest level of service to its diverse membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s approximately 350 employees believe in the labour movement and stand at the frontlines to support and fight for what is right for the working people of Ontario. OPSEU/SEFPO’s exceptional team works across Ontario to organize new members, engage and represent the rights of its members in their workplaces and communities, negotiate collective agreements, advance health and safety, attend mediations and arbitrations, plan conferences and events, provide educational sessions, promote anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, address equity-related matters, draft communications, plan and execute campaigns, and the internal work that ensures the organization runs smoothly and efficiently so that OPSEU/SEFPO can service the membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s employees belong to two internal staff unions, the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU) and the Administrative Staff Union (ASU). OPSEU/SEFPO also have a small group of non-unionized employees that work in the Legal Services and Employee Relations Divisions, as well as in the senior leadership domain.
It is within this context that OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Administrator, Employee Relations (“Administrator”).
Reporting to the President, the Administrator is a member of the senior leadership team and provides sound advice to the President’s Office; represents OPSEU/SEFPO in all aspects of labour relations and human resources, including being the key voice in communicating to and connecting with the workforce; and is a role model for professional, kind and caring service for all staff and members. The Administrator will lead and oversee the accommodation/return-to-work process, hiring process, training and development, benefits and pension administration, collective bargaining, performance development and management, onboarding and orientation, career development, mentorship, staff-related programs and initiatives, policy development and implementation, workplace investigations, succession planning and collective agreement interpretation. The Administrator is also involved in defining and implementing the organization’s strategic vision and goals across the organization. The Administrator will work with the President’s Office and the Administrators across the organization to plan and direct organizational and systemic change, delivering results and meeting the goals of OPSEU/SEFPO, both as a union and as an employer who leads by example. The Administrator will lead consultation and provide direction on organizational design and change management initiatives that position the Union and the Employee Relations Division to improve operational effectiveness, and maintain a high-performing, diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce.
The Administrator will lead a team of Employee Relations/Labour Relations and Human Resource professionals. The Administrator will also work collaboratively with the two internal staff unions, establishing strong relationships with their leadership and the bargaining units as a whole, and ensuring strong and positive relations between senior management and staff with the goal to minimize use of the grievance/arbitration process. With OPSEU/SEFPO’s people at the heart of every decision, the Administrator will be invested in developing the staff of the union and will create and maintain a workplace where every employee feels a sense of belonging, can thrive, develop and succeed, translating into the highest level of service for OPSEU/SEFPO members. The Administrator will take a ‘whole-person’ approach to working with employees, and to all aspects of Employee Relations and Human Resources, and put employees first while designing, planning and implementing organizational workplace change initiatives through an equity lens.
The ideal candidate has proven leadership experience, preferably in a not-for-profit organization, coupled with depth of experience in Employee Relations, Labour Relations and/or Human Resources. You have experience in complex unionized work environments, and experience with the collective bargaining process and negotiations, mediation, problem-solving and collaboration, and conflict management and resolution. You also have experience in change management, and knowledge relating to accommodations, return-to-work principles, collective agreement interpretation, workplace investigations, union principles and labour laws and jurisprudence. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the ability to foster an inclusive union culture; and recognize equity as an essential and core value. You have the ability to operationalize anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and employment equity practices, and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility programs, strategies and principles into all aspects of Employee Relations. You have sound judgement, strong people leadership, and communication and relationship building skills. A CHRP designation or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education is an asset. French-English bilingualism is also considered an asset.
While qualifications are important, OPSEU/SEFPO also recognizes that lived experience and other experiences that are unique to the individual and are not reflected in formal education or work experience, may render a candidate qualified for the position. If you do not meet the requirements outlined but feel that you have the experience and skills to excel in this position, please apply and share with us why you feel you are the ideal candidate for the position.
To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with OPSEU/SEFPO, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).
OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, 2SLGBTQ+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
OPSEU/SEFPO and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) – Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice

Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) have the education, ethics and experience to help guide the public, elected officials and the private sector on the journey to inspired communities. The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is the recognized voice of Ontario’s planning profession with over 4,600 members working in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development.

OPPI’s student members attend undergraduate and graduate planning programs at six accredited Ontario universities. Members must meet quality practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only full OPPI members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title Registered Professional Planner (or RPP).

OPPI welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its inaugural Director of Reconciliation and Social Justice (“Director”). OPPI staff operate in a hybrid work environment; if the successful candidate resides outside of Ontario, OPPI can support a remote work model.

OPPI strongly encourages applications from members of Indigenous and racialized communities and all equity-deserving groups including Women, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

This position will act in concert with OPPI’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples’ and Aboriginal Title Rights, and resolutions to anti-Black racism and systemic racism and barriers to entry to the profession for equity-deserving groups. Reporting to the Executive Director of OPPI, the primary role of the Director is to implement the approved recommendations from OPPI’s 2019 Indigenous Planning Perspectives Task Force (IPPTF) and its 2021 Anti-Black Racism in Planning Task Force (ABRPTF). The Director will develop a strategy and budget outlining goals, metrics, priorities, and approach to implementation of IPPTF and ABRPTF recommendations over short -medium- and long-term. The Director will build upon OPPI’s existing efforts to design and implement new, actionable, and measurable initiatives that have the potential to create meaningful change within the planning profession and the Institute. Additionally, the Director will guide OPPI on DEI programs, policies, and initiatives in alignment with the OPPI Strategic Plan 2025 and ensure the goals and metrics of the Strategic Plans’ five strategic directions are achieved as it relates to DEI. Drawing from the OPPI’s Strategic Plan, the Director will provide customized guidance to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion into OPPI governance, practices, services, policies, and procedures.

The position will foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and inclusiveness with OPPI staff, members, volunteers, and the broader community to contribute to and benefit from efforts in reconciliation and social justice. The Director will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive planning community; connecting with industry and community leaders to promote collaborations, programs and training that will lead the planning profession and OPPI to this envisioned future. The Director will act as staff liaison and/or participate on internal and external committees; prepare regular reports to Council on progress; author articles, forum or blog posts, or facilitate webinars to engage in dialogue, plan continuous learning and industry events to bring people together, and keep the membership informed. They will, at times, advocate for changes to federal and provincial government legislation, planning practices, and public engagement. The Director will also identify and apply for research funding to advance inclusion initiatives with a goal to develop reports and guidebooks that inform planners and the planning community.

This appointment calls for a consensus builder with a growth mindset, and exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, mediation, and analytical skills. As the ideal candidate, you have progressive experience(s) in cross-cultural relationship building, policy development, project management, and facilitating large-scale and systems change. Lived experience of encountering and addressing complex equity, diversity, and human rights issues is strongly preferred. Candidates will have a record of successfully engaging with a diverse group of partners and Indigenous-knowledge-keepers to achieve targeted goals. You have proven experience in anti-oppression, equity, diversity, anti-racism, accessibility/UDL and inclusion frameworks including the ability to proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas to support future planning and strategy. A lifelong learner, you have understanding of, and curiosity about, the legislative, socio-political, and legal frameworks related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization. The incumbent will have demonstrated experience successfully communicating with and educating a broad range of individuals on difficult and complex issues with empathy.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the OPPI, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and the OPPI throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Visions of Science – Director of Development

Visions of Science (VOS) is entering a phase of exponential growth and building upon a vibrant culture of fundraising by creating a development department. VOS is a charitable organization committed to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) equity by intentionally supporting youth and communities who experience significant barriers to participation. It facilitates community-based youth engagement programs, provides support for families and educators, and advocates for equitable STEM education, and opportunity throughout the system. VOS believes that when youth understand the possibilities within STEM, they are empowered with the relevant skills and knowledge to be leaders in their communities, agents of change for society, and good stewards of the planet. The organization prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency of individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where VOS creates partnerships.  To learn more please visit: www.vosnl.org. 

It is within this context that VOS welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development (“Director”). Individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will build upon VOS’ already significant, successful donor cultivation and solicitation activities. A dynamic, detailed strategic plan, a complementary fundraising plan, and a Case for Support have just been developed. Using these resources, the Director will create the infrastructure required to support the CEO and Board of Directors in their ongoing fundraising efforts and will launch suitable new revenue generating initiatives.  

As the ideal candidate, you are a bold, detail-oriented individual with strong communication, organization and planning skills. You are passionate about improving the lives of youth within communities and advancing STEM equity by cultivating meaningful relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations. You bring experience in fundraising, demonstrated proficiency with a variety of revenue generating methods, and experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts of $25,000+. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree/diploma in a relevant field, and a CFRE designation is considered an asset.  

To  explore this opportunity to drive transformation change through fundraising at Visions of Science, please contact Denny Young (denny@griffithgroup.ca) or Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca). 

Salary Range: $80,000 – 115,000, commensurate with experience; a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental; Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (GRRSP) matching contributions; paid vacation PLUS 2 weeks paid office closure for winter holidays; “Flexible Fridays” year round; and Executive coaching for Senior leadership team members.

Location: The role is based in the Toronto office and allows for remote work. 

Visions of Science welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  Because VOS prioritizes facilitating power, platform, and agency to individuals who represent the ethnicities, cultures, and lived experiences of the children and youth in the communities where it partners, individuals from equity-deserving groups who are historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Visions of Science throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca  

Toronto Shelter Network – Executive Director

The Toronto Shelter Network (TSN), established in 2015, is the umbrella organization for 34 organizations that collectively deliver Toronto’s 24-hour emergency homelessness services including emergency shelters, respite centres, temporary COVID response programs and 24 hour drop-ins. The TSN has a dual mandate: working hand in hand with its members and partners, the TSN advocates for a progressive, effective and equitable housing and homelessness system and champions dignified housing for people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the TSN supports a vibrant network of members to be leaders in housing and homelessness. The TSN advocates for resources that members need to deliver the highest quality services and enhances capacity of homelessness service providers in Toronto through knowledge sharing and learning, collaborative planning, research and advocacy.

Over the past two years, the TSN has expanded significantly. It is within this context the TSN welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for the TSN. The Executive Director will steer the organization to the next phase of its development through continued growth and evolution in a changing environment. As the organization evolves and grows, the Executive Director will continue to build a positive and healthy culture and high-performance environment. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors and staff to further develop the TSN’s structures and processes and maintain an efficient and effective organization capable of delivering the highest quality of service to the TSN membership. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will initiate the development of vision-led, strategic and long-range plans. The Executive Director will develop the organization’s operational plan and financial plan, in accordance with strategic plan, and develop and monitor organizational policies enabling the consistent, fair, transparent running of the organization. Building on the current Strategic Plan and strong financial foundation, the Executive Director will ensure ongoing relevance and sustainability by delivering meaningful results and through revenue generation opportunities.

The Executive Director will ensure the TSN continues to lead with ideas and action, embrace and drive change, forge powerful coalitions and create pathways to better results. The Executive Director will provide thought leadership and engage members through a highly networked system, including its Sector Tables meetings, all member meetings, webinars and communications. The Executive Director will mobilize member networks and committees and advance the TSN’s vision by promoting policies, services and programs that help achieve an emergency homelessness system that is focused on housing outcomes which are evidence based, equity informed and client centered.

Candidates for this Executive Director role must have demonstrated professional experience related to advancing wellbeing for people and communities facing barriers. You have leadership experience in a not-for-profit organization, financial and operational skills, and an ability to cultivate and work effectively with a Board of Directors. A post-secondary degree in a related field is preferred. Candidates have capacity to lead during times of growth and change, ensuring effective governance and organizational structure and processes. You can navigate complex and shifting housing and homelessness systems, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization through management of a committed and passionate staff team. You are a strategic, inclusive and inspirational leader, who actively engages staff, balances consensus-building with effective decision-making, and encourages accountability and ownership.

The ideal candidate has strong communication and public speaking skills, and the ability to influence, negotiate and persuade. You are an exceptional relationship builder and collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders. You can build relationships and partnerships to mobilize sector specific and cross sector planning, collaboration and collective action.

You have demonstrated knowledge of equity and the impacts of racism and discrimination on different marginalized communities, especially diverse, intersectional equity-deserving groups. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression, and to the TSN’s belief that everyone in Toronto can and should live in a home that brings dignity.

The TSN is an equity employer and encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals from racialized groups, people of all sexual orientations and genders and persons with disabilities.

To apply or explore this impactful opportunity with the TSN, please submit a resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and Noshina Choudhary (noshina@griffithgroup.ca).

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 commensurate with experience.

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and TSN throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact sam@griffithgroup.ca.