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Organization Name John McGivney Children’s Centre  
Industry Healthcare
City Windsor
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Title Chief Executive Officer
Organization Overview / Background

An exciting opportunity to further the important work of a leading organization in the field of pediatric rehabilitation by ensuring children and youth with disabilities and special needs have the opportunity to reach their full potential

The John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC) provides a range of pediatric rehabilitation and support services to over 3,000 children and youth annually in centre, homes, community schools, child care centres and other settings throughout Windsor/Essex County. Specialized therapies and services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, behavioral services, augmentative communication services and seating/mobility services. Services are available to children and youth under the age of 19 years, and young people between the ages of 19 and 21 who remain in school who reside in Windsor and Essex County. JMCC is one of twenty-one Children’s Treatment Centres (CTCs) located across Ontario that are members of the provincial association Empowered Kids Ontario. It is one of three CTCs with an on-site integrated child care centre, which is operated by the YMCA of Western Ontario and is also one of six CTCs with an on-site Section 68 School Authority.

JMCC plays a critical role in bringing regional pediatric services to Windsor/Essex County by hosting on-site clinics for a growing range of pediatric specialty services from London Health Sciences Centre that include pediatric orthopedics, rheumatology and genetics.

JMCC has an annual budget of approximately $10M and a complement of over 100 staff as well as many volunteers and active participants from the community. JMCC is a not for profit organization with a registered charity status and receives funding from multiple provincial ministries including Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Position / Responsibilities

Following the decision of the current Chief Executive Officer to retire after a dedicated tenure of seventeen years, the Board is looking for a passionate, caring and courageous leader who can inspire and motivate staff through an inclusive and engaging leadership style and will work collaboratively with families, funders and community partners to ensure the continued success of its programs throughout the region of Windsor/Essex County. Reporting directly to an engaged Board of Directors and working closely with a committed management team and dedicated staff, the CEO will be a visionary organizational leader and strategic community partner committed to providing high quality, family-centred care.

Candidate Requirements

Ideally, the CEO will have seven to ten years of proven experience in a leadership capacity in the community-based non-profit sector and will hold a Master’s level degree in business, public or health administration, health sciences or another relevant field. As a visionary and inspirational leader with excellent interpersonal skills and proficient team building skills, the CEO will promote a culture of collaboration, excellence, excellence and continuous improvement and demonstrate an understanding of working in a culturally diverse and changing community environment. Experience in bringing together communities and service partners to collectively children and youth with disabilities and their families would be an asset as would experience in fundraising and donor relations. As Windsor/Essex County is a designated French language community, proficiency in Canada’s two official languages would be an asset

JMCC is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided through the hiring process.

Search & Application Process

The closing date for receipt of applications is May 30, 2019. 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 John McGivney Children’s Centre please visit their web site at

Application Deadline

The Application Deadline is May 30, 2019

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