East Metro Youth Services (EMYS) is inviting applications for our Board of Directors. EMYS is a fully accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre serving adolescents and their families in East Toronto for over 40 years. We are the Lead Agency for the Ministry of Children and Youth Service’s Moving on Mental Health plan for Toronto and are the Provincial Lead for the Youth Outreach Worker program for training, data management and community of practice, as well as the Lead Agency for the East Quadrant of the Toronto based Youth Outreach Worker program.
Our vision is that every infant, child and youth in Toronto has the supports to reach their optimal mental health. In our direct services we support people along a mental health continuum through a variety of programs and services. In our system management role, we work collaboratively to create a coordinated, responsive and accessible mental health system and to ensure effective pathways to services that are timely, evidence-informed, culturally and linguistically appropriate, and barrier free.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management of affairs and effective governance of EMYS. Board members are responsible for acting in the best interests of the agency by providing oversight in setting the goals, objectives, and strategic directions for EMYS within its mandate, as defined by the agency’s by-laws, and under any applicable laws, regulations and policies. Collectively, members of the Board of Directors oversee the direction and performance of the agency and are accountable to the community and the Board of Directors as a whole.



  • Ensures sound financial and operational plans are in place.
    Oversees the development and implementation of the strategic framework (vision, mission, objectives); this includes performance measures and targets are established and monitored and that they are both realistic and challenging. Contributes to and assesses the agency’s performance through a diligent assessment of prepared reports, analysis, options and plans.
    Makes decisions about agency business that consider the protection of the public interest, sound business practices and compliance with laws and regulations.
    Ensures effective controls are in place to safeguard the agency’s assets, to uphold a positive public image of the agency, and to appropriately manage operational, reputational and financial risk.
    Directs policy development to ensure that, the agency uses resources with integrity and honesty.
    Keeps abreast of trends in the field of infant/child/youth mental health, and related fields, and proposes strategies to solve problems or seize relevant opportunities.
    Ensures consultation, engagement and appropriate partnerships are in place with key stakeholders. Provides leadership and direction to staff on engagement with related mandates, including Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs), community health centres, hospitals, schools, boards of education, child welfare agencies, youth justice agencies, and early-years centres.
    Participates in the annual review of the Board itself, and the Chief Executive Officer.
    Adheres to the EMYS Board Code of Conduct and actively and positively contributes to board discussion and learning.


  • Knowledge of infant/child/youth/ mental health and the sector within Toronto.
    Knowledge of and experience with any of: government, corporate, social services sector, non-profit, labour, small business.
    Strategic leadership skills to influence direction and oversee the implementation of objectives that support an overall vision for the agency.
    Ability to communicate with clarity, confidence and sound judgment.
    Commitment to building successful relationships with individuals, teams, stakeholders and partners.
    Experience and ability to objectively balance competing interests and information and collaborate with others to reach decisions.
    Knowledge of and a commitment to sound governance practices.
    Respectful of the principles of equity, diversity and community representation.
    Commitment to the protection of the public interest within the mandate of the agency.
    Knowledge of and commitment to a director’s fiduciary responsibilities and standards of care, due diligence and loyalty.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a letter indicating their interest along with a current resume by Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 5pm.


Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Human Resources Manager, East Metro Youth Services, 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200.
Scarborough Ontario, M1H 3C3, Fax: 416-438-7424



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How to Apply

How to Apply: Please mention you saw this posting on http://connectjobs.ca/post-a-job/and apply through: http://emys.on.ca/about-us/new-employment-opportunities/ Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume by Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5pm (Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.) Human Resources Manager, East Metro Youth Services, 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200. Scarborough, Ontario, M1H 3C3, Fax: 416-438-7424