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Director of Communications, Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Be the voice of children who need someone to be on their side

Caring is a huge part of this job. In fact, as a leader in a field whose mandate is to protect children from harm, your passion for the mission will influence every decision you make and every message you create. As the voice of child welfare for nearly a century, the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization representing 50 local Children's Aid Societies in Ontario. OACAS supports member agencies in the areas of government relations, communications and media relations, issues management, information management, public awareness, professional education and training – all with the goal of protection and well-being of children. If you're ready to align your career with your values, beliefs and larger aspirations, here is where you can apply all of that energy to the preventing of child abuse and neglect, improving child safety and wellness and supporting families.

As a bilingual corporate communications expert, you will join the Senior Management Team and add your leadership, strategic input and communications expertise to a dedicated and passionate group of people. Your larger mission is to build on the success of the “I Am Your Children's Aid” campaign, cultivating effective relationships with external, member and internal communicators through initiatives that include public and stakeholder engagement, issues management, new media, newsletters, events and scholarship programs. You'll provide direction in public education through multiple annual campaigns such as Child Abuse Prevention Campaign and Adoption Awareness Month while also maintaining an ongoing media, social media and website presence. Through consultation with member agencies, team building and outreach to other partners, you will help build the brand, awareness and momentum so member agencies and their staff can achieve an even greater impact at the front lines to prevent child abuse and neglect and help build strong families and communities.

As a corporate communications professional whose experience has spanned marketing, public relations, government relations and issues management, you have a track record of notable achievements in leading staff members on multi-stakeholder campaigns. Passionate, bilingual and creative, you are ready to turn your inspirational energy loose on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Ontario children who need an eloquent and determined champion.

For additional information about the Ontario Children's Aid Societies, visit the website at

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate project title, to Wendy London, at