Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is seeking an exceptional fundraising leader as our Vice President, Campaign as we embark on the largest campaign in our history.

Building upon the success of several recently completed spotlight campaigns for Men’s Health, Mental Health, the Maternal Child Program, and Cancer Care, Southlake is now focused on preparing for and executing a transformational effort to meet the exponential demand for care in support of our rapidly growing communities.  Bolstered by the vision of our new Southlake CEO, Dr. Paul Woods, Southlake is establishing a multi-site health system with the ambitious re-development of the current site and creating new, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the region as we reimagine healthcare for our expansive catchment that serves, though our regional programs, over 1.5 million people across many very special communities.

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for the successful candidate recruited to this newly created leadership position to work collaboratively with both the Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Development Officer (CDO), in partnership with the Hospital, to provide expert leadership and support to the entire Foundation team of volunteers and staff to achieve transformational growth throughout this historic and comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Salary Range:  $140,000 – $170,000

Posted On:  June 25, 2024

Closing On:  July 26, 2024

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Location:  Newmarket, Ontario

Salary Range:  $140,000 – $170,000


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Responsible for strategic and functional leadership to the Foundation’s campaign design; development and operations; and managing a portfolio of high-impact donors, the VP, Campaign, will lead the strategy and coordinate implementation to bring the organization through the various phases of the comprehensive Campaign.

At Southlake, we believe that fundraising is a team sport and the VP, Campaign will lead in concert with Foundation and Hospital leadership; act as the primary resource for senior volunteers; and serve as the day-to-day operational lead for the Foundation team, with the support of an evolving Campaign staff.  As an integral member of the Leadership Team and working collaboratively and cross-functionally across the Foundation, the VP will develop and drive campaign activities, schedules, timelines, and processes engendering a sense of excitement, optimism, and confidence toward achieving the Campaign’s goals.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the VP, Campaign will demonstrate deep knowledge of and commitment to Southlake’s mission, clinical priorities, the communities we serve, and the impact of philanthropy in advancing healthcare. The new VP will be a champion of Southlake’s commitment to delivering leading-edge care, close to home, our ambitious new Campaign, and the role of transformative philanthropy to reimagine the future of healthcare.



Since the inception of Southlake Foundation in 1980, more than $234 million has been raised in support of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Working with members of our communities, volunteers, our Southlake Family and our dedicated donors, Southlake Foundation will continue to support the most urgent needs of our hospital, including things like life-saving medical equipment, infrastructure upgrades and expansions, patient programs and staff education, all for the goal of providing leading-edge care for patients and families, close to home. For more information visit:

Our Shared Purpose:  We build healthy communities, and shape the future of healthcare, through outstanding care, innovative partnerships and amazing people.


We inspire investment in Southlake’s future.

From ground-breaking procedures and innovative uses of technology to a commitment to the best in patient care, the future of Southlake is bright, and you can be part of it.


We are the leader in transformative philanthropy and are the most trusted and highest-priority charity in our catchment.

At Southlake Foundation, we fundraise with one goal in mind: supporting our leading-edge hospital and the communities it serves. As our community grows and changes, our hospital and Foundation fundraising goals grow too — always looking forward to ensuring that we are optimally serving our current and future patients. Our donors are our partners. Through their transformative philanthropy, we empower Southlake to reimagine healthcare.


Our Shared Values with Southlake Regional Health Centre-

Power of Many – We cultivate partnerships for positive change.

What This Means to Us: By encouraging each other’s unique expertise, we value the diverse perspectives across our team and the Southlake community to make a positive impact.

Serve with Purpose  We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

What This Means to Us: Together, we are aligned to our vision and to build the path to arrive at our shared goals.

Every Voice Matters  We value all perspectives, listen respectfully, and take action.

What This Means to Us: We work collaboratively, with integrity, acceptance, and open-mindedness, always presuming goodwill, as we build supportive and honest relationships.

Courage to Think Differently  We embrace creativity, diversity, and innovation in all we do.

What This Means to Us: As a learning organization, we build trust, embrace the open sharing of new ideas, and value individual and collective contributions, courage, and inclusivity.

Always with Compassion  We treat everyone like friends and family.

What This Means to Us: We support and respect one another and all of our stakeholders, encouraging an atmosphere of compassion to facilitate positive collaboration.



Southlake is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of the northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka.

Our team of 6,000 staff, physicians, volunteers, students and Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.

With an annual operating budget of over $550 million, we are one of Ontario’s most rapidly growing and aging populations and have developed an exciting plan for new facilities to serve our communities into the future. A member of the Northern York South Simcoe Ontario Health Team, we are working with our partners to deliver connected care to northern York Region and southern Simcoe County.

Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Southlake Regional Health Centre

  1. Ranked in the list of Top 10 Best Hospitals in Ontario by Newsweek.
  2. Consistently has among the shortest wait times to see a physician in the Emergency Department of any hospital in Ontario.
  3. Home of Ontario’s 4th largest regional cardiac program, which offers virtually every service, eliminating the need to travel downtown for advanced cardiac care.
  4. Home to numerous cardiac care “firsts” (including one of two centres in Canada that does advanced electrophysiology studies, the first centre to perform leadless pacemaker insertion, and the most progressive aortic valve insertion program) and home to world-class cardiac physicians who are leaders in their field.
  5. Home to the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, one of Ontario’s leading cancer programs and the first to partner with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the new Princess Margaret Cancer Care Network. A key partner with SickKids, Southlake also has the second-largest pediatric cancer program, providing leading-edge care close to home for children with cancer.
  6. Home of the first PET-CT scanner in the Central Region of Ontario, so patients will no longer need to travel downtown.
  7. One of 78 hospitals in North America to achieve the highest rank for high-quality patient outcomes from the American College of Surgeons.
  8. One of the largest hospitals in Ontario—a $550 million operation with over 6,000 employees, medical staff, volunteers, learners, and Patient and Family Advisors.
  9. A Canadian leader in integrated care, creating the unique “Southlake@home” model—the first of its kind in Ontario, which has now spread to dozens of hospitals across the province.
  10. An international leader in innovative value-based procurement, partnering with industry to improve patient care, outcomes, and experience while containing costs.







KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Rusonik, Senior Vice President/Lead or Helena Debnam, Senior Consultant, KCI Search + Talent by email at

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 July 26, 2024.

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The salary range for this position is $140,000 – $170,000 with eligibility for up to 8% of base salary in incentive pay upon achievement of individual and team goals, a full range of benefits, including an employer-matched defined benefit pension through HOOPP, and a flexible, hybrid work policy.               KCI salary benchmarking is reviewed regularly, with the goal of maintaining competitive comprehensive compensation packages in order to attract and retain top talent.

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is committed to its people and the talents, capabilities, and perspectives they bring to our mission. We live that commitment by being open and accessible to all, by valuing and respecting every individual, and by equally supporting every employee.

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. Please inform us of your needs if you require an accommodation of any kind and are contacted for an interview.