Capitalize for Kids is seeking a growth minded, relationship focused, strategic leader as its next President & CEO.  With responsibility for the vision, strategic planning, implementation, and management of a broad range of programs, products, events, and donor and stakeholder support, the President & CEO will play a key role in the ecosystem of supporting child and youth mental health and the effectiveness of outcomes of its programs.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will be the primary fundraiser and spokesperson for Capitalize for Kids, aligning the work of the organization with funders, key donor/charity partners and beneficiaries while driving the fundraising strategy, gift cultivation and solicitation.  This is an opportunity to work with an influential and engaged volunteer network while building new, diverse connections with the goal of diversifying and growing revenue.  Leading a dedicated and talented team of professionals, the President and CEO will also be responsible for the oversight and integration of Capitalize for Kids impact team, translating dollars raised to more children receiving care.  Salary Range:  $225,000 – $275,000

Posted On:  May 24, 2023

Closing On:  June 27, 2023

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $225,000 – $275,000


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Adept at organizational planning and strategy, the President & CEO will lead the development and execution of the Capitalize for Kids’ next strategic plan and continue to strengthen the organization’s governance, business, and operational capabilities. Passionate about advancing children’s health in Canada and an experienced and values driven leader of employees and volunteers, the successful candidate will embrace a culture of innovation and position our operations so we can readily take advantage of new business opportunities while maintaining the ongoing quality of current services that build programming capacity for kids’ mental health.



Capitalize for Kids began in 2014 as a charitable investors conference that raised $1 million for the Centre for Brain and Mental Health at SickKids. Today, we are a growing community of professionals rallying our friends, families, and firms to support kids’ mental health.

More than ever, kids are reaching out for support. Demand is increasing and mental health service providers are struggling to keep up.  Kids and their families are trapped on waitlists – unable to get the help they desperately need.  According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, an estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth struggle with serious mental health issues.  Unfortunately, service providers just can’t keep up with demand.

We believe that kids and their families deserve so much better. It’s why we focus on building capacity in kids’ mental health services.

We work with great agencies to identify business opportunities to increase the capacity of their existing services.  We partner with top for-profit companies on a pro-bono basis to design solutions and then we fund the required changes to an agency’s operations.  At the end of the process, we template and share what we learn so that other organizations can implement similar solutions for themselves.

We are helping service providers support more young people with their existing resources.  It means that kids spend less time looking for help and more time getting it.

Investors Conference

The 10th Annual Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference will take place in fall 2023 and will bring together over 400 attendees from across the North American alternative investment community including capital allocators, fund managers and service providers.  This initiative has raised over $13 million for child and youth mental health since 2014.

Bay Street Games

2023 marks the 6th year of the ultimate fitness competition between Bay Street firms where co-ed teams of six face off in a series of fitness challenges and at the end of the day, the winning team will be crowned as Bay Street’s Fittest Firm!  We expect 40 teams with 240 participants to take part in the games with the goal of raising $400,000 in support of Capitalize for Kids.















KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Capitalize for Kids. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Rusonik, Vice President or Tara George, Partner / Lead 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 June 27, 2023.

The salary for this position is $225,000 – $275,000.

Capitalize for Kids welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Capitalize for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from all persons including those with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.