Vice President, Philanthropy – MS CANADA

MS Canada is seeking a strategic and engaging Vice-President, Philanthropy to lead our $34M and growing Philanthropy portfolio. This portfolio contributes significantly to the overall annual revenue of $46M (pre-Covid). Responsible for guiding and motivating philanthropy team members to achieve revenue goals, the Vice-President will set fundraising strategies for principal and major gift portfolios, corporate partnerships and sponsorship, and annual giving, while also working with the CEO, Board, key leadership volunteers and our Mission and Community teams to launch and achieve revenue goals for a new $100M+ campaign to help drive philanthropic success.

Reporting to the CEO and sitting on the Executive Team, the Vice-President, Philanthropy will work collaboratively with leadership volunteers, executives, and team members at all levels to achieve critical, shared outcomes. Serving as our chief philanthropy officer, the Vice-President will strengthen the culture of philanthropy across the organization and build a program that delivers exceptional cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to donors. As an experienced and accomplished fundraiser, the Vice- President will leverage their skills and model best practices by actively leading a portfolio of major/principal gifts, building long-lasting and productive relationships, and by ensuring superior donor experiences.

Salary Range:  $180,000 – $200,000

Posted On:  August 17, 2023

Closing On:  September 19, 2023

Location:  Canada

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $180,000 – $200,000


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The Vice-President will enjoy a flexible work location anywhere in Canada. Travel across Canada for meetings and donor engagement will be required in this role.

About MS Canada

This is an exciting time to join MS Canada as we move forward with our bold vision of a world free of MS. With a mission to connect and empower the MS community and to create positive change, MS Canada provides essential services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find pathways to cures.

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease. The total annual estimated socioeconomic cost of MS in Canada in 2019 was estimated at $3.4 billion. At MS Canada, we are privileged to be a part of a determined group of change agents who are working tirelessly to create a world free of MS with thousands of volunteers engaged in and advancing our programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and advocacy activities.

MS Canada is governed by a board of directors comprised of 14 volunteer members who are elected annually. With the implementation of the Community Engagement Model in 2019, hundreds of leadership volunteers are serving on division and community councils across the country. Leading community-based initiatives in fundraising, advocacy, public awareness, research and programs, Councils act as important connections to our grassroots. Our strategic vision not only builds upon the work of the entire MS community but also brings a new chapter to move forward with our mission of connecting and empowering the MS community to create positive change that helps realize our vision of a world free of MS. Through discoveries, innovation, and collective action, we will work together to alleviate the uncertainty that MS causes, help provide accessible options for disease management, and reach out to partners to eliminate physical and social barriers in our communities. Our strategy not only lays out the roadmap in our journey to create a world free of MS, but we hope it also provides inspiration for all in the MS community to connect and collaborate in order to advance treatment and care, enhance well-being, understand and halt disease progression, and prevent MS from happening. Discover. Innovate. Act.

Philanthropy at MS Canada

The core support of MS Canada has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. In 2022, MS Canada raised over $46 million through a diverse fundraising portfolio of events, major gifts and other fundraising initiatives:

In 2022, MS Canada reinvested funds in the following programs:


Additional Information & Resources

About MS Canada 

Mission and Values Strategic Plan

Imagine Canada Standards

Financial Information

Impact Reports



Board of Directors

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Key Responsibilities


Senior Executive & Team Leadership


Qualifications & Competencies


Application Process

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of MS Canada. For more information about this exciting leadership opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner / Lead, Search + Talent by email at

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter of interest no later than September 19, 2023. All enquiries and nominations will be kept in strict confidence.

The hiring salary range for this position is $180, 000 -$200,000 based on experience.

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MS Canada has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to create a world free of MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, teamwork, and professional development. MS Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accessibility for all candidates and will accommodate applicants in need of assistance. Please contact us should you need accommodation.

This position is a position of trust. The incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of a criminal and credit background check in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy.