Executive Director – CHILD WITNESS CENTRE

The Board of Directors of Child Witness Centre is hiring an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization, build relationships and to develop and execute new and ongoing initiatives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for Engagement and Advocacy, Revenue Generation, Strategic Planning and Implementation and overall Operations of the Agency. If you are dedicated to doing all you can to meet the individual best interests of the children, youth and families served in Waterloo Wellington, please consider this role.  Salary Range:  $110,000 – $125,000 (commensurate with experience)

Posted On:  April 21, 2023

Closing On:  May 12, 2023

Location:  Hybrid – Waterloo Wellington

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Experience:  Senior

Salary Range:  $110,000 – $125,000 (commensurate with experience)

Website:  https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/#/posting/PR-258

The Child Witness Centre (CWC) is a registered charity that has been in existence since 1981, led by a Board of Directors with varied backgrounds and professional expertise. It provides support, education and advocacy to young people who are victims or witnesses of abuse or crime, and their families, in Waterloo Region and Guelph and Wellington County.

In Waterloo Region, MORE THAN TWICE A DAY a young person finds the courage to tell someone about the abuse they have experienced. Further to this, local police press an average of 11 charges PER WEEK for crimes directly harming a child or youth.

Year over year, the demand in the community for CWC’s services continue to increase. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, it has seen this trend continue. In 2022-23, it anticipates once again helping over 1,700 young people across Waterloo Region, Guelph, and Wellington County.

CWC delivers a vital service to victimized children, youth, and their families. If it didn’t exist, no one would be there to help them navigate the criminal justice system, a system that is often complex, adversarial, and not set up to meet the needs of young victims and witnesses.

What you bring to the role:




 What Child Witness Centre offers you in return:

This search is being conducted on behalf of Child Witness Centre by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting non-profit and charitable professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.

We request all applications be submitted online only.

Key contact:  Muneerah Shiraz, Senior Search Consultant, muneerah@crawfordconnect.com

Application Details:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter online in confidence.

To submit your application by May 12, 2023visit https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/#/posting/PR-258  and upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.


We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.