Executive Director

Position Details

  • Title
    Executive Director
  • Type of Position
    Permanent Full Time
  • Date Published
    June 15, 2018 08:30 AM
  • Closing Date
    July 21, 2018 11:59 PM

Position Description

Executive Director

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO)


The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is committed to protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect, working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver programs and services that reflect a strong commitment to proactive, evidence-informed, and strengths-based practice. CASO is dedicated to remaining accountable and transparent to the general public, and works collaboratively to strengthen the capacity of families in our community, and across Ontario. Every volunteer, employee, and Board member at CASO believes that the protection of children and youth is a collective effort; that it is the community's responsibility as a whole to ensure the well-being of children and youth. These values shape everything that CASO does and will be front and center as the organization seeks to recruit its next Executive Director.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and is accountable for the execution of the Board's policy and administrative directives, including planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing the operation of the Society's programs and services. This includes support for children and youth who are brought into the Ottawa region as part of a province-wide children’s welfare network. The ED oversees an approximately 70-million-dollar budget and 450 staff members, 200 foster families, and 2500 volunteers with the support of a talented leadership team.

As the ideal candidate, you are passionate about the welfare of children, youth, and families. You are adept at identifying long-term goals and are sensitive to future trends that will affect the ability of CASO to deliver vital service(s) to the community. You will work with the Board to develop the strategy for how CASO, and the programs it provides, should be evolving to meet the needs of partners. You are sensitive to the importance of meaningful partnership with indigenous, racialized, multicultural, religious, French speaking, and mental health care communities. You are open and affable, have a high degree of integrity and are at ease and engaging when presenting, public speaking, or networking. Ideally bilingual, you are known for your solid financial acumen, your energy and enthusiasm, and you see change as an opportunity to push boundaries, innovate, and improve.


To apply, or to find out more information about this position, contact Eric Lathrop or Renee Young at ryoung@boyden.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) serves children and families on traditional Algonquin Territory. CASO respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the community in which we live and serve. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including Inuit, First Nations and Métis people, racially visible persons, persons with a (dis)ability, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the CASO’s community.  

CASO is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.