Chief Executive Officer - The Child Development Institute

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2018
Full time CEO

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer

Child Development Institute (CDI), an accredited children’s mental health agency in Toronto, is a leader in developing innovative mental health programming. CDI offers evidence-based programs for children ages 0-12 and youth ages 13-18, and their families across four streams: Early Intervention Services, Family Violence Services, the Integra Programs and Healthy Child Development. The CDI receives funding from a number of sources including all three levels of government, the United Way of Greater Toronto, foundations, corporations, service clubs, employee groups and individual donors.

Built on a legacy of more than 100 years of helping children and families, CDI has an established track record of success in children’s mental health and family violence. The family-focused approach puts families first. CDI works with each child and family’s unique strengths, needs and challenges. The organization helps them to uncover their abilities, give them tools to succeed, and support them in overcoming challenges.

Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall leadership of programming, operations and administration (human, financial, information, infrastructure and capital) of all elements of CDI’s innovative programs; serving over 4000 children, youth and families. The organization is poised for growth as it broadens the reach and impact of its innovative and evidence-based programs that contribute to better outcomes for children and youth.

Embracing the mission and vision of Child Development Institute, the new CEO will establish solid, productive relationships with lead agency funders and the broader communities of interest, and along with the Board of Directors and senior team, continue to: develop and engage staff to meet the demands of a changing mental health landscape, scale up services and programs; assess and address the challenges related to increasing demand for the organization’s services; develop innovative solutions; and maintain and enhance levels of service excellence.

To express your interest in this opportunity please submit your resume and related information to or online at

The Child Development Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Child Development Institute throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Job Category

Chief Executive Officer