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Help Wanted

May 5, 2009 permalink

The retirement of Peter Ringrose has created a job opening for an executive director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Children's Aid Society. Responsibilities include:

Persons with the special qualities needed can apply at the location in the ad below.



Executive Director,


Posted Apr 25, 2009

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Government Agency
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Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region provides protection services and promotes the well being of children, youth and families in our community. The Agency employs over 500 staff and has operating budgets in excess of $48 million. We offer a professional environment that values continuous learning and staff development.

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Agency has the position of Executive Director available. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and provides leadership to a team of senior staff in the delivery of the Child Welfare Services to the Waterloo Region. As the successful candidate, you will advocate with the Ministry for required funding and resources to provide child welfare services to the community, build awareness and understanding of and support for child welfare and child well being in the community, build strong, collaborative relationships with community partners, ensure staff are provided with necessary resources to achieve the vision and mission of the Agency, demonstrate and encourage creative approaches to service delivery.


  • MSW or Master's Degree in a relevant field such as Public Administration;
  • Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership position, including direct reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated experience in directing organizational change in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Proven skills in partnership building and collaborative practice; and
  • Progressive experience in child welfare, other social service or human service organization.

Please submit resume on or before May 15, 2009 to:
Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region
200 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2L9
All applications received will be acknowledged.

Our Vision:
A community where all children can grow up being safe, healthy, and loved.

Our Mission:
Finding the way forward with our community to protect children, to support all children and strengthen families, and to develop a caring environment for children.

Our Agency:
Family and Children's Services is the Children's Aid Society for the Waterloo Region. We are incorporated as a charitable, non-profit social service agency working under the authority of Ontario child welfare legislation.

Our Community:
The Waterloo Region is a municipality of approximately 500,000 people and is situated 100 km west of Toronto, Ontario and is one of the most prosperous areas of Canada offering many exciting opportunities in the fields of education, culture and recreation.

As seen in The Record on Saturday April 25, 2009 ( 5359417R)

Originally Published in The Record

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