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Chief Planner

Regional Municipality of York

One of Canada’s most demographically and environmentally diverse regions stretches from the City of Toronto to Lake Simcoe and is home to businesses that range all the way from family farms to the largest high-tech companies in the country.  Composed of nine municipalities, York Region is Canada’s fastest growing area, with a population that’s expected to grow to 1.79 million people by the year 2041. 

Reporting to the Commissioner, Corporate Services, the Chief Planner provides vision and leadership, guides and shapes Regional planning matters, integrates planning operations and builds teamwork between the various Regional Planning Branches. You will represent the Region with local municipalities, ensuring integration and linkage of land and building corridors, human services, and infrastructure while developing sustainable growth management strategies.  You’ll lead, coach and motivate your departmental teams as they work collaboratively and responsively to provide sustainable, healthy communities, and economic vitality while developing plans to shape the look and overall urban design of the Region. The Chief Planner will lead a team of approximately 70 and a budget of $8.4 million.

An accomplished urban planner and strategic thought leader, you have excelled in a demanding, results-oriented senior management role.  You have worked in complex public or private organizations with preference given to those with experience working in or interacting with municipal governments. Your reputation for high ethical standards and commitment to customer service sets you apart. You demonstrate a servant leadership approach and the desire to build future leaders who value collaboration, are supportive, and respectful in all their actions. Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing growing and urban municipalities is essential.

For further information please contact Margaret Vanwyck at or apply in complete confidence at by      February 9, 2018.

York Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Region, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

Chief Planner York Region Ontario

Expiry Date: 2018-02-09
Date Posted: 2018-01-10
Province: Ontario
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