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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (PHARA)

The Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (PHARA),  a recognized leader and a respected regional and provincial partner, is looking for an innovative CEO. You will enjoy the challenges of working with a skilled team of staff and Board members to further develop and reposition an organization that has grown substantially over the past years.

If you are looking for a change in pace, the City of North Bay, situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, has a wide range of housing options and a college and university based in the community along with a strong local business sector. 

PHARA is a not for profit agency providing a wide range of services including; the provision of housing, a wide range of assisted living services, transportation, attendant outreach services, attendant care support services including 24 hour care, post stroke transitional care services and transition to home services.

PHARA currently services the Nipissing-Parry Sound District, including North Bay, Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls and Thessalon.  PHARA has a skilled staff of 100, and budget of 5.2 million,  and works with key partnerships with the NE LHIN, NE CCAC, North Bay Regional Health Centre and other regional agencies on providing high quality integrated service models for adults, seniors and  handicapped youth and adults to maximize their independence.

The CEO, reporting to the Board, is responsible for the overall operation and administration of PHARA, building and championing the Organization's  vision. The CEO provides business, policy and technical advice to the Board, and implements PHARA’s strategic directions and key goals as established by the Board. The CEO ensures the timely delivery of innovative and high quality programs and services and along with a fiscally responsible budget.

Education, Skills and Experience
  • Degree in health and social service, business/administration or related discipline.
  • Ten (10) years related working experience in one of; not for profit sector, independent living models and support services for those with disabilities or related health and social services, with five (5) years in a related senior management position.
  • Experience working effectively with a Board of Directors and understanding of governance processes.
  • Successful track record of achieving strategic organizational, administrative, financial and customer service excellence through a leadership style that supports innovation, supports best practices, teamwork and focuses on positive results.
  • Demonstrated strong human resource management and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships and champion the corporate mission and values.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively within a provincial and regional context within which government funded organizations such as PHARA operates.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Please feel free to forward this opportunity to those that may be interested.  To receive more information about this position, please contact Evelyn Dean at  or leave a message at 519-538-4391. To submit your resume, please visit  and forward your resume and covering letter by no later than September 10, 2017.  We look forward to your inquiries.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) The Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (PHARA)

Expiry Date: 2017-09-10
Date Posted: 2017-07-11
Province: Ontario
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