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College Chapters Across Canada

College chapters across Canada organize meetings and sponsor professional activities for health leaders at the local level, making membership a more personal and rewarding experience.

Involvement in a local chapter provides members, students and potential members with opportunities to develop leadership skills and make important professional contacts. Guests are encouraged to attend chapter events in person or virtually when webinars are available. Find your local chapter.


Chief Executive Officer

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Chief Executive Officer

Inspire an organization and the communities it serves to work together as leaders and partners across Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound to make a difference in the lives of individuals and in the health of their communities.

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is one of the largest organizations in the Y family in Canada serving children, youth and families in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound. The corporate office is in Barrie, and the organization operates through 8 branches in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach. YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a registered charitable organization that offers a very diverse range of programs and services including health, fitness, aquatics, community services (employment resources centres, youth services, immigrant services), conferencing (Geneva Park- Ramara Township) and overnight camping (Camp Kitchikewana) as well as day camps in conjunction with community partners. YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka also runs 75 child care centres offering both child care and before and after school care across the communities served.

Simcoe/Muskoka YMCA is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind, and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community. It seeks to strengthen families, inspire everyone to reach their full potential and improve the quality of health and wellness for children, youth, and families. Simcoe/Muskoka YMCA has a complement of over 1200 dedicated staff as well as many volunteers and active participants from the community and is required to generate an annual budget of more than $50M. The Strategic Plan 2021-2024 will encompass a bold vision of the future which will include the completion of a major capital development project to build a state-of the-art facility in Barrie. Planning is well underway, and construction will begin later in 2020. 

Following the decision of the current Chief Executive Officer to retire after an accomplished tenure of nine years, the Board is looking for an outstanding leader with a passion for making a difference in the lives of individuals and building healthy communities and having the ability to inspire this passion in others. A leader who will work collaboratively with funders and community partners to provide every individual in the communities served with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Reporting directly to an engaged Board of Directors and working closely with a strong leadership and management team and dedicated staff and volunteers, the CEO will be a visionary organizational leader and strategic community partner committed to service excellence, community partnership and helping everyone to achieve their best possible health and wellbeing, collectively improving the overall health of the communities the Y serves. 

Ideally, the CEO will have at least 7-10 years of proven experience in a leadership capacity in a large public or private sector organization or in a complex not for profit or charitable sector enterprise. The CEO will hold a graduate degree, Master’s level preferred, in business, public or health administration, or another relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. As a visionary and inspirational leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a proficient team builder, the CEO will promote a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement across the organization. The CEO will demonstrate an understanding of leading an organization that embraces diversity and inclusion and is sensitive to regional cultural differences to support relevant and effective programs and delivery in different communities.

The closing date for receipt of applications is July 31, 2020. To obtain more information or to express your interest in this leadership opportunity please call Tony Woolgar at 416 902 2974 or forward your resume, in complete confidence to To learn more about YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka please visit their web site at 

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CHE Select Program

The Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program is the only leadership designation in Canada for health leaders. The CHE is aligned to the LEADS Domains which supports self-directed, life-long learning.

CHE Select intensifies the College’s role in supporting leaders in Canadian health system to define and understand their leadership and the role they play in leading systems change, it includes individual development and will also support organizational culture and systems change.

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