Reporting to the Board of Directors and managing a team of two full-time and two part-time staff, the CEO is accountable for the overall strategic and operational leadership of HLF. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will employ a growth mindset, and use their experience and vision to translate and implement our new strategic plan to deliver on strategic objectives related to:

Salary Range:  $100,000 – $125,000

Posted On:  December 27, 2022

Closing On:  January 27, 2023

Location:  Remote

Employment Type:  Fulltime

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $100,000 – $125,000


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Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is seeking a strategic, innovative Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our important charitable mission. The Halton District School Board has over 66,000 students and it is estimated that 10% of these students live at or below the poverty line.  Halton Learning Foundation provides emergency financial support to these students, so they are better able to overcome barriers to their education and achieve future success.


A strong relationship builder who is diplomatic and can navigate political environments, the new CEO will create and nurture positive relationships internally and externally with staff, Board members, donors, prospects, the Halton District School Board and other community partners and groups so we can expand our mission to serve more youth and families. An excellent spokesperson and storyteller, the new CEO will further define and promote our case for support, expanding our brand profile in a manner that builds engagement to help us grow beyond $1M in annual revenue.

A proven leader of successful teams, the new CEO will manage and coach the Foundation staff to meet and exceed team and individual goals. Organized and outcome focused, the new CEO will enhance organization infrastructure, introducing policy and processes that will bring more rigour and accountability to day-to-day operations in support of strategic objectives.

Halton Learning Foundation staff enjoy the benefit of a remote workplace. Staff have the option to work from their home office with the expectation to go into the Foundation office located in Burlington at regular intervals for meetings and also travel as required to meetings in the community.



Over 20 years ago The Halton Learning Foundation was established by the senior management team of the Halton District School Board to address the funding shortfall created by provincial cutbacks to Boards of Education. The HDSB identified the need to find alternate sources of funds to support school programs.

Since 2004, HLF has helped level the playing field and provided learning opportunities for tens of thousands of students at the Halton District School Board. In this time, HLF has disbursed almost $3 million to help more than 16,000 students overcome individual financial barriers to their education, and $3 million in school support to help engage students in learning. Every student deserves an equal opportunity to learn, and we’re here to help.

Our Mission: Every student deserves a chance.

Our Vision: A collaborative foundation serving students in need.

Our Values:

What we do:

Eliminating Barriers

More than 1 in 10 students at the Halton District School Board live at or near the poverty line. When children lack basics like proper clothing, food and school supplies, it has an impact on their ability to learn. Halton Learning Foundation provides immediate financial support to vulnerable students and their families who are in crisis. Annually, our Eliminating Barriers Fund provides over 1,300 students with emergency funds that help them continue coming to school or allow them to be included in school activities so they can fully participate in learning.

How the Eliminating Barriers Fund works

Emergency Funds and Subsidies Support


School Grants

Within Halton, there is economic diversity from community to community. Some school communities and parent councils have a harder time than others raising funds to assist with additional purchases above and beyond core education funding.

School grants are available through the Halton Learning Foundation. These grants enable schools in the Halton District School Board to purchase needed resources and fund educational programs and experiences. This ensures all students have equitable opportunities to develop critical skills. Annually, HLF supports about 100 programs in schools across Halton in the following key areas:

·  Arts & Music
·  Equity & Inclusion
·   Indigenous Awareness
·   Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing

School Scholarships

Post-secondary education is expensive for everyone, and it can be a barrier to higher learning for students from low-income families. Thanks to our donors, close to 100 graduating students of the Halton District School Board are recognized annually with over $100,000 in scholarships to continue their education beyond high school. In addition to offering a financial helping hand, HLF scholarships can provide a vote of confidence in a child’s potential.




Leadership & Governance

Revenue Development

Community Relations




KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Halton Learning Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Samantha David, Associate Vice-President, KCI Search + Talent by email at

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All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by January 27, 2023

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000 and includes an excellent benefits package.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require any accommodations, please notify the Search Consultant.