Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is seeking a strategic and relational fundraising leader as their new Director of Fund Development.  Reporting to Waypoint’s President & CEO and as a key member of the health centre’s leadership team, the Director of Fund Development will be the organization’s fundraising lead responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy including diverse revenue streams and will lead its implementation.

Evaluating and building upon existing fundraising activities and creating new channels for support, the Director will inspire and manage a fundraising staff team as well as volunteer leadership to drive revenue, with a focus on philanthropy. The Director will build upon relationships with current supporters while developing new networks in support of Waypoint’s priorities.

Salary Range:  $126,000 – $147,000

Posted On:  August 1, 2023

Closing On:  August 30, 2023

Location:  Penetanguishene, ON

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $126,000 – $147,000


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This is a unique opportunity to frame a bold and inspiring strategy for fundraising and to guide, inspire, and drive revenue to advance major priorities in an internationally recognized mental health care provider and research institution that is investing in philanthropic growth.

Waypoint offers a flexible, hybrid work model and is open to candidates from outside the region who are willing to be in the office part-time as well as engaged and present in the community.



Waypoint is a fully accredited recognized academic and teaching hospital providing specialty mental health and addiction services and geriatric services for Simcoe County, Muskoka and central Ontario, as well as forensic mental health services for all of Ontario. Our main campus, which includes the Waypoint Research Institute, is located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene. Waypoint is a proud partner in the Community Health Hub in Midland and has additional locations in Midland, Barrie and Huntsville. As a regional provider of specialized services, the hospital has an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services as well as multiple community services including the North Simcoe/Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services program and North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub.

As part of our commitment to support the Ontario healthcare system, Waypoint is currently operating an additional 14 acute care mental health beds (for a total of 34 acute mental health beds); is a network lead organization for the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program; and offers free, confidential and low barrier access to individual counselling for healthcare workers, frontline workers and first responders through Frontline Wellness. Waypoint works in partnership with other organizations in the Central Ontario Specialized Health Network, bringing collaborative leadership and expertise to improve the care experiences and outcomes for people living with mental illness and addictions including children and youth, seniors and caregivers, people in palliative care, and support of Indigenous populations.

Waypoint is continually evolving beyond traditional health care through partnerships, innovation, and research. We are committed to working together in a meaningful and participatory way with patients/clients, families, staff, and partners to achieve optimal outcomes for the communities we serve.

Building on our core values of Caring, Respect, Innovation, and Accountability, our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan aims to bring about transformational change, furthering Waypoint’s vision of changing lives by leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate and excellent care under three core pillars:

The award-winning hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care to those most needing mental health services and its contributions to the understanding of mental illness. Most recently, the Waypoint team were the recipients of a Certificate of Merit from Excellence Canada recognizing the many years of commitment to workplace mental health and wellness, and have been recognized with an Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Addictions Quality Improvement from the Canadian College of Health Leaders for a quality improvement initiative improving services for people from priority populations, including people who are Indigenous, Francophone, and members of 2S-LGBTQ+ community. In June 2023, Waypoint was further recognized through being accredited with Exemplary Status by Accreditation Canada.

Five enabling plans for 2023-2026 were deliberately created together as an integrated roadmap to delivering on the current strategic priorities, creating opportunities for deeper synergies, collective ownership, and aligned priorities to optimize outcomes.



Waypoint has seen significant revenue growth over the past two years driven by major corporate support as well as increased participation in special events. This growth demonstrates Waypoint’s ability to attract significant philanthropic investment, raise awareness and build connections with businesses and individuals.

As we look into significant healthcare priorities outlined in the Enabling Plans, and following a strategic review led by KCI, key areas of strength and development were identified. Waypoint is in a strong position of understanding and has made a commitment to and investment in building capacity in order to achieve desired growth.

There is an opportunity to diversify fundraising with a focus on high-touch, relationship-based programs, most notably major gifts and campaigns, in addition to building on the success of the current programs, events, direct response, monthly giving, grants, and employee giving.






Fund Development & Donor Relations:

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KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Rusonik, Vice President, KCI Search + Talent, by email at

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by August 30, 2023. 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.

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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is committed to building an intentionally inclusive environment that engages, supports, and empowers employment equity and diversity in the workplace and communities served. We welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons.

The salary range for this position is $126,000 – $147,000 and includes HOOPP, comprehensive health benefits, and relocation support if required.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position.