President & Chief Executive Officer

President & Chief Executive Officer{

Habitat for Humanity Canada

The opportunity


Habitat for Humanity Canada ("HFHC") is a national charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to call home. HFHC brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership and other housing solutions across Canada and around the world. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners, and 46 local Habitat affiliates working in every province and territory, HFHC provides a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada. HFHC is the national organization for the federation in Canada and is also the Canadian member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.

It is within this context that Habitat for Humanity Canada welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its next President & Chief Executive Officer.  

Reporting to the National Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the National Office, providing consistent leadership to further the achievement of the organization's Vision and Values, and with supporting the Board of Directors in fulfilling its policy and governance function. Additionally, the President & CEO provides strategic leadership to the Canadian affiliates on a diverse range of matters including federation strategic planning; operational programs; fund and gift-in-kind development; marketing and communications; external partnerships; government relations; affiliate engagement; and the Global Village program. The President & CEO will champion and embed equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDI & A), and reconciliation and indigenization, into all aspects of the organization. The President & CEO will continue to, foster and support a culture that encourages strong and respectful collaboration between national office staff, the affiliates, donors, community partners, and all levels of government. In cooperation with the Board, the President & CEO will also develop or extend the organization's strategic plan, as Framing the Future 2021-2024, draws to a close. The President & CEO will ensure regular, transparent and ongoing communications with the affiliates to ensure informed decisions can be made in a timely and accurate manner. The President & CEO represents the organization and serves as chief spokesperson at events, conferences, and partnership meetings, and presents and promotes the organization.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven leader who brings knowledge, and an understanding, of affordable housing, governance, financial management, donor stewardship, institutional funding, change management and organizational strategy. Your career includes progressive experience in senior leadership roles from a national organization of similar size and complexity, and experience from a non-profit organization or a registered charity within a federation structure is considered a strong asset. As a leader, you empower high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams, and have the required skill to influence change and manage complex, multi-faceted dynamic relationships, in this case, with all of the Habitat affiliates. Your communications skills are excellent, and you are at ease with public speaking. As a national organization, proficiency in English is required, and bilingualism in French and English is highly desirable. Your executive skills are well developed and include financial and budgetary expertise, knowledge of governance best practices, experience in a transformative yet holistic change, and conflict resolution skills.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Habitat for Humanity Canada, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith ( and/or Caroline McLean (

Habitat for Humanity Canada 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.

Habitat for Humanity Canada and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith ( should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

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