Vice President, Corporate & Community Partnerships – CAMH

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation is seeking a Vice-President, Corporate and Community Partnerships to develop the vast potential of our $12M+ corporate and community giving portfolio and support our upcoming Capital Campaign to transform mental health research.

Posted On: 2021-08-31
Closing On: 2021-10-03
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior


CAMH is the global leader in mental health providing care to over 30,000 patients each year, leading ground-breaking research while also functioning as a renowned teaching hospital with international healthcare alliances. CAMH is committed to helping create a world where everyone believes that life is worth living. The CAMH Foundation enables this cutting-edge work through philanthropy. As we gear up for our largest campaign ever, the new Vice-President will play a vital role on our senior leadership team and within our organization.

Reporting to the Foundation CEO and managing a team of eight, the Vice-President will be a passionate advocate for mental health and a highly skilled revenue generator who will use their unique perspective to lead innovation and growth in corporate giving, cause related marketing, community giving and flagship events. Leveraging strong relationship building skills and possessing an innate ability to unite diverse stakeholders towards shared goals, the Vice-President will work collaboratively with donors, prospects, senior volunteers and business leaders along with Foundation and hospital colleagues to generate donor opportunities and drive significant growth.

CAMH Foundation has adopted a hybrid work model. The Vice-President will have the flexibility to work from a home office setting and within our offices located at 100 Stokes Street in Toronto.


About Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

With a dedicated staff of more than 3,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 34,000 patients each year. The organization conducts groundbreaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government. And through our Foundation, we’re working to raise tens of millions of additional dollars to fund new programs and research and augment services.


Health redefined.


Position mental health at the centre of health care.


We are dedicated to patient, family and community well being. We improve access to integrated care, answer the most difficult questions about mental illness and remove barriers to belonging. Together, we choose hope.


Mental health is health.


Courage, respect and excellence.

Strategic Directions

Our approach elicited clear expectations and generated three strategic directions: INSPIRE, INCLUDE and IMPACT.

CAMH stakeholders expect strength and boldness, with provincial, national and international reach. Inspire fosters hope through care, innovation and advocacy.

People want CAMH to be inclusive. Include commands consideration of all voices and pushes us to find those that are missing.

Our communities hope that CAMH will create a futuristic plan and collaborate for transformation. Impact means positive, tangible and measurable change for our communities.

The design of One CAMH supports a purposeful and connected journey toward realizing our vision of health redefined. We inspire and include for impact. Nine goals underpin the three strategic directions:





About Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Philanthropy is one of the ways we drive positive change for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. CAMH Foundation is a separate legal entity charged with raising and stewarding funds in support of CAMH’s high-priority research, education, and advocacy needs, all with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Raising over $80M annually, the CAMH Foundation team of over 60 staff works closely with donors, sponsors, partners, and stakeholders to advance this work.

Our role is to help transform the way we understand and address mental illness by raising awareness and increasing engagement across the country and around the world. Our generous and dedicated supporters help CAMH advance discovery and innovation, build spaces that promote recovery, and break down the stigma of mental illness. We earn the trust of supporters by aligning their passions with the work of CAMH and through transparent communication and stewardship.

In recent years, CAMH Foundation has led two successful fundraising campaigns that have propelled the Foundation forward as a leading fundraising organization, raising over $400 million in philanthropic and private-sector contributions: Transforming Lives (2004-2011) raised $108 million and Breakthrough (2011-2017) raised $285 million.

These results have allowed us to have a significant impact in supporting better mental health care and improved patient outcomes through the excellent work of CAMH.

Looking ahead, CAMH stands at a unique juncture. While CAMH has stepped forward as a global leader in mental health care, research, education, and advocacy, we know there is much more work to do.

It is the Foundation’s goal to assist the Hospital in realizing its vision by building on our success and leveraging the opportunities before us. Philanthropic interest in mental illness is reaching unprecedented levels, powering discovery and creating hope for big breakthroughs into the causes and cures for mental illness. CAMH Foundation has the unique opportunity to capitalize on this moment and to provide an impactful contribution.

CAMH Foundation is now preparing to launch its most ambitious fundraising campaign ever in support of mental health research. CAMH’s global leadership positions us as best qualified to build the world’s leading collaboration facility to accelerate discovery and improve outcomes for people with mental illness. Not only are we the best qualified, we have a duty to do this work.


Additional Background & Resources


Key Duties & Responsibilities

Corporate & Community Giving

Volunteer Leadership

Foundation Leadership

Team Management


Required Qualifications & Competencies


For More Information

KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of CAMH Foundation. For more information about this corporate and community fundraising leadership opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner / Lead, KCI Search + Talent or Samantha David, Senior Search Consultant by email at

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by October 3rd, 2021.

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:

The target salary range for this position is $190,000 – $240,000. Compensation includes a potential  performance bonus, an excellent health benefits program and enrollment in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOP).

At CAMH Foundation, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. CAMH Foundation actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges). We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.