Director, Finance & Database – Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is seeking a Director, Finance & Database to provide leadership to financial and data management, ensuring meaningful information is available and maintained for decision making, performance measurement, compliance, reconciliation, and taxation. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will lead a team of up to four Finance and Database professionals. The new Director will be a member of the Senior Management team and work closely with the Senior Executive Team to help Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada meet its overall goals as well as to build capacity to expand its reach and impact.

Posted On: 2021-09-24
Closing On: 2021-10-21
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity committed to standing up for children and families involved in the child welfare system and standing alongside youth with lived experience. Our initiatives meet the immediate and urgent needs of children, youth, and families in vulnerable situations, helping them to build brighter futures for themselves, ultimately strengthening our communities.

The Foundation has an ambitious agenda for growth and is currently executing the $75M Stand Up for Kids: Futures Transformed Campaign, which will bring long term growth and funding stability to important child welfare programs across the country. Our staff members are a dynamic and highly committed team of professionals who are dedicated to delivering excellence and maximizing the social value of donations and volunteer contributions to child welfare in Canada.


About Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and families involved in the child welfare system.

Our Vision:

A future where the children and youth we serve have the strength and resilience to create a lifetime of their own unstoppable successes.

Our Mission:

Not all children have access to the love, care, and opportunities they need to thrive. Together, we can change that.

As an ally and an advocate:

Our Impact

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada raises, and grants funds and delivers a wide range of high-impact programs and services in partnership with over 104 child and youth-serving agencies across the country that support more than 46, 500 vulnerable young people and 12,300 families annually.

Supporting Children and Families at Risk

Nationwide, 300,000 children and youth living with their families are considered at risk of abuse and neglect and are under the close watch of child protection agencies. Children come into care for complex reasons, through no fault of their own. Often, it’s as the result of a family struggling with issues like poverty, the legacy of a parent’s childhood trauma, domestic violence, mental health issues, or addiction.

We know that children do best when raised by loving, caring forever families instead of the government. When families in crisis receive the support they need, they have vastly improved chances of keeping their family together. This is why we fund high-impact programs and services through agency partners who support families at risk, to help ensure fewer children and youth grow up in the care of the child welfare system.

Supporting Children and Youth in Care

While Canada’s child welfare agencies do everything in their power to help the young people in their care thrive, children and youth who grow up in government care are significantly more likely to experience adverse outcomes compared to their peers – particularly when it comes to their education. In Ontario, as an example, young people in care graduate high school at a rate of 46% compared to 83% of the general population. Without a high school diploma, and struggling with the impacts of instability and trauma, these young people face a lifetime of lost potential, underemployment, and low income.

Through the programs we fund, children and youth in care can access supports to help them succeed in school such as tutoring, access to technology, and funding to help meet personal needs such as eyeglasses. They are also able to connect with peers and strengthen their physical and mental health and well-being through extracurricular activities and enrichment programs.

Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Care

Each year, approximately 2,300 youth in care “age out” of the child welfare system – some as young as 18, depending on their province – and must leave government care. Suddenly confronted with navigating life on their own, young people leaving care are expected to assume responsibilities like finding employment and a place to live, achieving a post-secondary education, paying rent and cooking meals – often facing barriers such as not having a high school diploma or a support network of any kind.

For many youth in transition, these significant challenges are further exacerbated by the ongoing impacts of childhood trauma. Feeling isolated, alone, and ill-equipped to manage life on their own, too many young people leaving the care of the child welfare system are simply unable to find the stability they need to build successful, independent lives.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada empowers youth who “age out” of care by providing essential resources related to education, housing, employment, life skills and social support so they are better able to successfully navigate independence and create a brighter future.

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Key Duties & Responsibilities

Overall responsibilities of this position include:

Key Responsibilities include the following:

Financial Direction and Oversight

Team Leadership

Finance and Accounting Functions and Processes

Database Management Functions

Budgets, Reporting & Analysis

Funder and Partner Management 


Qualifications & Competencies

The successful candidate will also possess an optimal combination of the following personal characteristics:


For More Information

KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Sylvie Battisti, Vice President KCI Search + Talent by email at

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by October 21, 2021.

The hiring salary for this position is $105,000 – $125,000 per annum.

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

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Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has made it a priority to meet with and hire from a diverse pool of candidates. We encourage applications from all interested candidates and believe that a range of lived experience, voices and perspectives directly contribute to the success of our team.