Vice President, Finance and Technology - CMHA York and South Simcoe

  • Mirams Becker
  • Jun 14, 2022
Full time Vice President

Job Description

Vice President, Finance and Technology

CMHA York and South Simcoe 

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization providing a full scope of mental health and addiction services for over 100 years.  The York Region and South Simcoe Branch is highly regarded as the nationwide leader in this federated organization.  Their mission is to champion mental health, and facilitate access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness and addiction.

CMHA York Region South Simcoe (CMHA-YRSS) is one of the fastest growing branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association with an operating budget of $40 million supported by over 350 staff and 100 volunteers. CMHA-YRSS offers 30+ publicly funded programs and services for youth (age 12+), adults and family caregivers. Last year we provided mental health and addictions services to more than 17,000 individuals. This is a period of rapid growth, with new innovative programs being implemented including the negotiation for a capital development project to build York Region’s first mental health and addictions 24/7 Crisis Hub.

CMHA-YRSS is a high-performance agency, driven by innovation, access to care and operational excellence, whose core culture embraces and celebrates equity, diversity and inclusion of the CMHA team and the community of 2+ million residents who live in the York Region and South Simcoe area. 

In addition to being recently accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, we have been named Canadian Non-profit Employer of Choice for seven consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and Forbes Canada’s Best Employer Awards.

The Vice President, Finance and Technology provides overall strategic and operational leadership to the financial ecosystem at CMHA-YRSS. The role is responsible for overseeing and monitoring all aspects of the organization's financial planning, budgeting, and decision support. In addition to Finance, this portfolio also includes overseeing Information and Digital Technology, Procurement, and Contract Management. The successful candidate will optimize efficiency and performance within their portfolio including developing short and long-term financial plans, proactively managing risk, and identifying financial opportunities.  

The successful candidate will be brilliant and forward thinking. They will optimize efficiency and performance within the portfolio, including developing short and long-term financial plans and proactively managing risk, and identifying financial opportunities for the organization.  The new VP will interpret and advise senior management, the Board, and external agencies on how best to achieve the organization’s ambitious new endeavors, and on the financial performance of the organization.  The role will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategic priorities, policies, processes, and systems for the overall financial health of the Association.  

With a focus on the future and an understanding of healthcare’s fast-changing environment and its associated risks, opportunities, and trends, the successful candidate will ensure that CMHA-YRSS remains proactive, innovative, and nimble.   The VP will lead and develop a high-performance team of talented finance and technology professionals and provide coaching and mentorship to strengthen the organization’s human capacity within both portfolios.

This organization is building new models of care that require designing and adopting new strategies and processes based on evidence and data driven decision making. The VP will understand the opportunity of technology and financial resiliency as an enabler with track record of successful results within a high performing engaged team. 

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field required and, preferably, a Master’s degree in a related field.  In addition, they will possess a minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in financial leadership and in-depth knowledge of GAAP, and an understanding of changes that affect financial reporting.  Preference will be given to candidates with a strong foundation in health care or a related not-for-profit field.   In addition, the successful candidate will possess a high degree of leadership acuity, self-awareness, and a passion for building high-performance teams. 

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to  For additional information contact Hayley Becker at

CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including people with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.  CMHA York Region South Simcoe is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.

Job Category

Vice President


York Region and South Simcoe, ON