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Director, External Relations

The Director, External Relations is a new role in the organization and will be pivotal in supporting the development of the Foundation’s external relation strategies. These include developing government relationships as well as the Foundation’s public policy priorities. Guided by the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan “Strength to Change Lives”, and the priority programs currently being funded by the Foundation, the Director External Relations will work to advance social impact and change in Canada’s child welfare landscape. This will be accomplished through partner and government relations activities with policy makers, key decision makers, bureaucrats and elected officials at the provincial and federal levels.

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Youth and Lived Expert Engagement Manager

Working under the direction of the Director, Impact, the Youth & Lived Expert Engagement Manager leads the Foundation’s engagement of the young people and lived experts we serve-former youth in care who share their valuable lived, and often professional and academic, child welfare experience and expertise.

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Senior Manager, Major Gifts

The Senior Manager, Major Gifts is responsible for a growth-oriented portfolio with a focus on identifying, cultivating and solicitating major and leadership gifts from individuals and private family foundations. This position reports directly to the Director, Campaign and Major Gifts and supports fundraising strategies for growth aligned with the Foundation’s goals, strategic plan, and priority programs.

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Development Administrative Assistant

The Development Administrative Assistant provides direct executive support in a one-on-one working relationship with the Chief Development Officer as well as administrative and coordination support to the Development team overall.

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Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Team Values

We’re dedicated to empowering children and youth to realize brighter futures through our five ‘VOICE’ values:

Vital Learning and Innovation – Trying new things, creating space and time for creativity and professional development, showing humility, cross-team collaboration, and being intentional about change.

Open Communication – Showing respect for others’ ideas and different ways of communicating, creating safe spaces, encouraging participation, building a pervasive practice of giving and receiving feedback, and active listening.

Inclusion and Diversity – Being welcoming, building a diverse team that represents those we serve, showing respect and appreciation of boundaries, seeking diverse perspectives, and adopting an equity and fairness lens.

Care and Compassion – Exercising self-care, empathy for others, showing compassion for our cause and purpose, respecting and encouraging work-life balance.

Empowering Accountability – Taking the initiative to improve and optimize, transparency and sharing information, clarifying expectations, tracking goals, and communicating them.

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