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Strides Toronto is a multi-service agency providing a wide range of exceptional programs and services that improve the mental, social and physical health of infants, children and youth from the pre-natal stage to age 29, and their families.  With a range of community, residential and treatment services, we build strength and resilience through equitable, accessible, client-driven services, system leadership and advocacy. We provide individual, group and family interventions that include mental health counselling, autism services, education, outreach and referral, early intervention, day treatment and community support. In its Lead Agency role, Strides Toronto collaborates with 24 publicly funded infant, child and youth mental health (ICYMH) core service providers to design and implement system-level improvements that promote access, responsive service delivery and experience, and positive mental health outcomes for young people and families across Toronto’s diverse communities. To learn more about who we are and what we do, we invite you to visit our website at



The Governance and Partnerships Coordinator is a full-time permanent role that provides support for the One Stop Talk/ Parlons Maintenant (OST/ PM) governance councils and Steering Committee as well as lead outreach and engagement for existing and potential future systems, organizations and corporate/ funding partnerships. It is expected that this role will spend 50% of their time supporting governance related activities and 50% of their time on partnership strategy enablement.

Salary range: $57,143.00 to $66,544.00 per annum. 

Benefits:            Competitive Group Health Benefits, Defined Contribution Pension plan.

                              This is a fully remote position, with expectation to come into office as needed.

                               This position is represented by OPSEU local 567.

                               Recruiting for one (01) full-time permanent position.



  • We provide a remote work model and competitive Group Health Benefits and Pension Plan.
  • We provide opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • We are committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment where our diverse team members and clients can thrive.
  • We have a collaborative and supportive Senior Management Team.
  • We set high standards for performance, client outcomes, and implement best practices, which are demonstrated through our accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with leadership from system partner agencies, stakeholders and funders across the province to support and increase collaborative working relationships for continued program expansion.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an outreach and engagement strategy for existing and potential future systems, organizations and corporate/ funding partnerships.
  • Cultivate new partnerships for the program and engage in ongoing relationship-building with existing partnerships.
  • Ensure effective stakeholder engagement to support program success and growth.
  • Develop and prepare meeting materials for governance councils and the Steering Committee in accordance with agency marketing outlines.
  • Liaise with all governance councils and Steering Committee bodies to schedule meetings, align project objectives, and facilitate decision-making.
  • Contribute as part of the Strategy Department to organizational development and planning, and to the activities and priorities of the Strategy Team.
  • Focus on building cross-team collaborations and identifying issues for discussion and follow-up at operations team meetings.


The following education, professional memberships and knowledge are a requirement for this role:

  • Related Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Human Services.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • Ability to speak and write in French is required for this role.
  • Private space within a home office environment that includes appropriate safeguards in order to provide a confidential service.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.
  • Awareness and understanding of the necessity of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, adept at relationship building, influence, and persuasion, and demonstrated political acumen.
  • Excellent capacity to work with multi-stakeholder groups from the corporate, public or not for profit sectors, as well as internal constituents across multiple business functions.
  • Excellent communication skills as well as effective judgment, presentation, and conflict management skills.


While not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Awareness and understanding of the necessity of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and within the community being served by the position.
  • An understanding of Anti-Black Racism, anti-oppressive/anti-racism perspective in the context of the social determinants of health when working with clients and their families.
  • Ability to recognize and identify situations where incidents of and imbalance of power and privilege may occur and can result in possible negative impacts.
  • Certification or specialized training in Quality Improvement, Stakeholder Engagement or Co-Design Methodology, Change Management and/or Project Management would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience working with communities from diverse backgrounds including working with Indigenous populations would be an asset.
  • Experience working in or with community mental health agencies is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the province of Ontario’s regions, cultural differences and resources would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the cultural diversity of communities served by the agency is as asset.
  • Fluency in another language(s), including sign language would be an asset.
  • Prior experience in the not-for-profit sector.


As our work puts us in direct contact with youth and vulnerable persons in our community, with health and safety as a priority, the successful candidate must complete or obtain the following before commencement of their employment:

A Vulnerable Sector police check.
A positive police check does not automatically disqualify an applicant for a position with Strides Toronto.  The Police Check will be reviewed and evaluated for the purpose of making a decision on suitability for employment in relation to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.

Please submit a cover letter and resume outlining your demonstrated education, certification (if applicable), working and related volunteer experience and how you meet specific requirements for this position, and any additional considerations you deem appropriate. The application deadline is February 7, 2024.

Strides Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We benefit from diversity of lived experiences in the workplace and encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  Strides Toronto is a participant in the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge, a program which challenges organizations to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups, including those identifying as: racialized, Black, and/or people of colour, people with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities), 2SLGBTQ+ and/or gender and sexually diverse individuals, and Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Peoples to  increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within their workplace.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Strides Toronto’s own policies, requests for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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