Vice-President, Community Development and Partnerships – SCARBOROUGH HEALTH NETWORK FOUNDATION

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation is seeking a Vice President, Community Development and Partnerships to lead the Foundation’s strategy, management and delivery of community-based fundraising initiatives to generate revenue, build organizational profile, and engage and grow community support for the Foundation.

The Vice President, Community Development and Partnerships reports to the President & CEO of Scarborough Health Network Foundation and works closely with members of the Community Development Committee (of the Board), volunteer committees, and others in the community. The position has oversight and accountability for a $2M portfolio (and growing) of signature, P2P and third-party events, event sponsorships, and community fundraising activities such as point of sale appeals, cause marketing, lotteries, along with oversight and coaching of a staff team of four (and growing) who develop and execute these programs.

Salary Range:  $150,000 – $170,000

Posted On:  April 13, 2023

Closing On:  May 28, 2023

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $150,000 – $170,000


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The Foundation has ambitious goals for the Community Development program to grow its reach and impact. Community-based fundraising has the potential to raise upwards of $5M annually in primarily unrestricted revenue. On this front, the program is set to launch two new signature events that will elevate the program with new opportunities to engage our community.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President, Community Development and Partnerships will be an important contributor to the overall strategic goals and achievements as the Foundation enters an exciting new phase of growth during our $200M campaign and charts a course for our future. The Vice President will work closely and collaboratively with other Foundation teams to ensure that potential mid-level, major and legacy prospects are identified, and that event participants, sponsors and attendees are integrated into stewardship and communication programs. Through the Community Development program, the Vice President will also be a key partner in building the brand and market position of Scarborough Health Network and SHN Foundation.

The Community Development team works out of our Centenary office, and maintains a presence across all of our three hospital sites. We have a hybrid working environment where employees are eligible to work remotely 1-2 days a week.



Scarborough Health Network was created through a merger of The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount and General hospitals and Rouge Valley Health System’s Centenary hospital in December 2016. Working with many community and government partners, patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and donors, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is transforming patient care and outcomes today and charting a new course to create a healthier tomorrow.

SHN programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. Across the three hospitals and eight satellite sites, SHN employs some of our generation’s best physicians, nurses and medical professionals. These teams are delivering exceptional clinical expertise and techniques to treat Scarborough’s patients and families effectively, inclusively and with compassion.

SHN is a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto, and a partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. In 2018, SHN created a strategic plan to achieve its Vision of becoming Canada’s leading community teaching health network – transforming your health experience. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan places a strong focus on teaching and research to provide the very best care, train the next generation of health care professionals, and foster a culture that celebrates our team’s ideas and creativity.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has exciting plans underway for the future of our hospital buildings and facilities. This long-range work is part of our Master Planning initiative to ensure SHN services and facilities will meet Scarborough’s evolving needs into the future.

As we plan for our future facilities, we are considering:

To support its redevelopment plans, the Government of Ontario has announced over $1 billion in new health infrastructure at SHN to build more capacity for Scarborough and surrounding communities.  Phase 1 of the redevelopment plan advances the transformation of our Birchmount hospital, by making major renovations to the existing facility and building a new state-of-the-art inpatient tower with more than 200 new beds, 14 new operating rooms and additional space to support future growth. Once completed, Birchmount Hospital is planned to have over 450 beds, nearly doubling the current capacity.



SHN is committed to providing exceptional care with access to core services such as emergency departments, laboratories, medical imaging, and pharmacy. They offer specialized programs across three hospitals, including:

·         Cancer Care ·         Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
·         Cardiac Care ·         Mental Health Care
·         Covid-19 Services ·         Nephrology and Dialysis
·         Critical Care ·         Palliative Care
·         Diabetes Education ·         Seniors Health
·         Diagnostic Imaging ·         Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre
·         Emergency and Urgent Care ·         Stroke Care
·         Kids Care ·         Surgery
·         Maternal Newborn Care  



In January 2022, SHN Foundation publicly launched the Love, Scarborough campaign. The campaign’s goal was to shed light on the healthcare inequities we face in Scarborough and encourage the rest of Toronto to back us up. The campaign gave Scarborough a voice and became a movement, mobilizing donors from Scarborough and beyond in support of our Scarborough hospitals.

Thanks to the generosity and belief of our community and donors, Love, Scarborough helped us raise our first $100 million. But it’s just the start. With a revised goal of $200 million, we are confident we can address even more critical needs and projects for our hospitals. Because after decades of being ignored, there is still much more catching up to do. Together with our community, we can build up our hospitals to a level equal to the incredible people who live and work here. Supporting urgent priorities like expanded emergency departments, centres of excellence, innovative mental health care, and modern diagnostic imaging, there are exciting things ahead for Scarborough Health Network.

We know the needs of our hospital network are great, so our fundraising campaign will evolve beyond the current $200 million goal to support the broader redevelopment plans, including the transformation of the Birchmount hospital.   


Since its inception, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation has worked with generous donors, volunteers and community members to raise the funds needed to build state-of-the-art infrastructure and purchase the latest medical technology, supporting Scarborough Health Network’s vision to be Canada’s leading community teaching health network. The Foundation has developed an ambitious plan to increase its presence in the hospital and the community and grow its base of support through its major fundraising campaign. Our financial performance in 2022/23 reflects a growing organization, with organizational revenue of over $40M and production of nearly $90M.

The Foundation has recently embarked on the development of a strategic plan to support the growing needs and aspirations of SHN over the next five years. The development of our strategic plan will be guided by a Strategic Planning Committee of our Board, be developed in partnership with SHN leadership, and gather input from stakeholders.


From a gala to a golf tournament, each year SHN Foundation hosts a variety of events which raise much-needed funds for life-saving equipment and innovative patient care. These events are supported by devoted volunteers through event committees. Building on previous event successes and insight into current market trends and best practices, the Foundation has identified this as an area of opportunity and growth and is currently developing and implementing new, innovative signature events that will increase Foundation profile and engagement from across our Scarborough community.

The first of our new signature events is set to launch in June 2023. The inaugural Zoo Day: A Walk in the Wild for Scarborough Hospitals will take place on Sunday June 11, 2023. Families, friends, and corporate partners will gather at the Toronto Zoo for a fun-filled day in support of our three hospitals. Our walk in the wild will offer three distinct routes at varying levels of ability, each representing one SHN Hospital: Birchmount, Centenary and General. Our walk will focus on the journey and be fun and educational. Participants will be treated to an adventurous day, including exclusive animal encounters, activities and one big festival. After a day of exploring and socializing, participants will leave feeling empowered, educated, and most importantly, a vital part of our community. The upcoming event aims to raise a minimum gross revenue of $550K and net revenue of $250K through sponsorships and peer-to-peer fundraising. Learnings from this inaugural event will support future growth.

The second signature event is still in concept development, with working concepts exploring a few options. The Vice President will have the opportunity to guide the development and implementation of this event, and plan for its launch in 2024/25. The Vice President will have the opportunity to envision the entire Community Development portfolio and the resources required to support it, aligned with the growth aspirations of the Foundation.


The Community Development Committee of the Board was defined in June 2020 as a new committee to support the Community Development Program. The Vice President, Community Development and Partnerships will work collaboratively with our senior volunteers, leveraging their connections and commitment to set the course for this committee to ambitiously take community giving to its next stage of growth.


Our volunteer committees are a means to engage our diverse community, grow the Foundation’s constituency of supporters, and foster community-based fundraising initiatives through events. The members use their community networks to bring awareness to the role of the community to support the hospital’s equipment and capital needs. Committees are engaged in developing and executing fundraising events and support the identification and solicitation of prospective major donors within the community.





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KCI Search + Talent is pleased to conduct this search on behalf of Scarborough Health Network Foundation. For more information about this Foundation leadership opportunity, please contact Samantha David, Associate Vice President, by email at

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest, to the email address listed above; all inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Please note interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and letter of interest as soon as possible as applicants will considered and interviewed on an ongoing basis.

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The target salary range for this role is $150,000 to $170,000. We also offer an industry leading pension plan (HOOPP), and an excellent benefits package. A performance-based bonus is also available to the successful candidate.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination from the Ontario Ministry of Health website or other authorized source. Proof of vaccination will be required to commence employment with Scarborough Health Network Foundation.

Scarborough Health Network Foundation (SHN Foundation) embraces and celebrates our community′s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.