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Chapter Director, Toronto

Chapter Director, Toronto

Company: Safe Families Canada
Contact Person: Maria Stuart
1730 Bur Oak Ave. Bldg G PO Box 3029 - Bur Oak Post Office
Markham, Ontario , L6E 0J1
Phone: 647-784-7161

Position Description

Do you have a passion for vulnerable families? Do you desire to serve God through loving the ‘least of these’? Do you like working with people and developing teams? Are you a self-starter, assertive, organized and have an entrepreneurial character? Are you a strong communicator who loves holding a team together with your skills, flexibility, and relationship-building? Do you love details, administration, and a job well done? If so, come join the Safe Families Canada team as the Chapter Director for Toronto-GTA.

Safe Families Canada (SFC) is a faith-based, registered charity that serves local communities by helping to keep children safe and families together. SFC reaches families before their circumstances get to a critical point, warranting intervention from Child Welfare. Prior to involvement with child welfare, families voluntarily place their children with an approved and screened SFC volunteer Host Family while they work through their crisis and maintain parental custody. Through our Circle of Support volunteers and churches, SFC’s can provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet.

SFC understands the needs of families facing a crisis and a parent’s concern for the care of their child. We also know that when “the daily stress for the parent decreases, providing immediate relief, time and space to address the issues that led to the stressful situation, a parent is less stressed, children are safe and there is less risk of Child Welfare needing to be involved”. *

Our Vision - Creating a world where children are safe, and families transformed through radically compassionate, communities.

Our Mission - Safe Families Canada hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like supports for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassionate faith to keep children safe and families intact.

Our Values - Radical Hospitality | Compassion fuelled by Mercy | Disruptive Generosity

Our Objectives - Child Welfare Deflection | Child Abuse Prevention | Family Support and Stabilization | Strengthening Compassion Ministries of the Church

Position Summary:

This person will be responsible for honouring God by connecting local churches with families in crisis through the establishment and growth of Safe Families Canada in Toronto-GTA. As a valued member of the National Team the Chapter Director works within the leadership structure under the direction of the National Office, and oversees all aspects of the development of the local chapter in order to surround families in crisis with caring compassionate communities. The position entails leading teams, donor stewardship, strategic planning and financial sustainability.


  • Post-Secondary education in business admin, public relations or development
  • Education and/or strong experience in Christian ministry and leadership
  • A strong understanding and/or experience with social work systems, local community resources, specifically the child welfare system
  • Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing
  • Experience working in Christian churches in leading, teaching or preaching
  • Experience working within charities, specifically faith-based charities
  • Strong leadership abilities in nurturing healthy collaborative teams
  • Live locally with access to personal vehicle
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada with Satisfactory Police Record Checks.

Description of Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Build and implement a development plan for the local chapter
  • Build, lead and continue to develop both a staff team and a volunteer Leadership Council
  • Support and direct staff in: volunteer recruitment and support, building Safe families Church ministries and community partnerships, and family intake, assessment and placement processes, through staff meetings and training, providing feedback and encouragement, and strategic planning
  • Administrate Human Resources for staff support and development
  • With support of the volunteer Leadership Council establish a chapter budget, and implement a development plan for the local chapter
  • Lead the Leadership Council members to fulfill their purpose at the table
  • Use donor-centred approaches, identify and steward individual, church, business and foundation giving
  • Increase monthly and one time donations and foundation support to meet annual budget
  • Increase local awareness of the needs of families in crisis and the SFC solution with local government officials
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to and the Vision, Mission, Values, Objectives are being met.

Position details:

  • Classification: Salaried – Full Time
  • Start Date: May 1, 2023

Application Requirements:

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume. If you are selected for an interview, we will ask you to bring 3 references with you to the interview. Please apply to

Posted: March 15, 2023 | Expires: May 1, 2023
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 12397 ]