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Executive Director (ED), Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Organization Name

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC)

Industry Community Health
City Toronto
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Overview / Background

Lead a community organization whose vision is to ignite change, improve lives and strengthen community.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service agency located in Toronto’s west end, which has been serving the community since 1985. DPNCHC believes that every person is capable of taking responsibility for their own wellbeing. DPNCHC serves those who experience social and economic barriers through programs and services focused on mental health, health services, addictions support and harm reduction, social support navigation, and health promotion. Through these programs and services DPNCHC helps community members to stay healthy, build their capacity, increase their wellbeing, deepen their sense of belonging, and become more resilient. DPNCHC has an annual budget of $6.9M and a complement of 75 dedicated staff as well as many volunteers and active participants from the community. DPNCHC is fully accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The current Executive Director is retiring after an accomplished tenure of fifteen years and the Board is looking for an outstanding leader with a passion for healthier communities and the foundational role of primary care within them. They will inspire that same passion across the organization and work collaboratively with funders and community partners to continue to deliver and develop services in an integrated and holistic manner. Reporting directly to an engaged Board of Directors and working closely with committed management and dedicated staff, the Executive Director will be a visionary organizational leader and strategic community partner committed to service excellence, social justice, equity, inclusion and diversity, and improved population health and wellness for the communities served.

Position Profile

The Executive Director will have at least five years of relevant non-profit senior management experience. Experience in community services leadership would be highly desirable. The Executive Director will hold a graduate degree in business or public administration, or a combination of equivalent education, job-related training, and experience. An extensive knowledge of managing government-funded programs will be essential as will a proven track record of working collaboratively with community partners. Experience of a leadership role in a unionized environment will be an asset. As a visionary and inspirational leader with excellent interpersonal, communications, and team building skills, the Executive Director will promote a culture of collaboration, excellence and continuous improvement, and demonstrate an understanding of working in a culturally diverse and changing community environment.

Search & Application Process

The closing date for receipt of applications is December 22, 2023. To obtain more information or to express your interest in this leadership opportunity please call Tony Woolgar at 416 902 2974 or forward your resume, in complete confidence, to and To learn more about Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre please visit their website at

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided as requested, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

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