The Canadian Children's Book Centre


Executive Director

40 Orchard Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M4R 1B9

Position: Full-Time

With our Executive Director’s retirement, the board is seeking a new leader to continue the successes of the past, while charting the CCBC’s further development and evolution. The CCBC maintains its office close to the Eglinton and Yonge subway in Toronto. The ED works out of the Toronto office with some travel and may periodically work at home.

The new incumbent will:

  • Fund raise and develop new sources of funding to ensure a more balanced source of income, reducing dependency on one or two major funders
  • Develop a strategic planning process, which acknowledges successes of the past, and leads to a clear ‘value proposition’ for the future
  • Mount a comprehensive program and services review in light of a new strategic plan
  • Develop a succession plan, training and development plans
  • Build media relations and the CCBC’s role as the ‘go to’ advocacy organization for the sector
  • Continue outreach to grow membership base, encouraging greater Canada-wide participation, including early career and diverse cultural background creators


This position will appeal to those who are passionate about the creation, production, distribution and enjoyment of Canadian children’s literature and have:

  • A university degree in a related field
  • Five years’ management experience in a not-for-profit, and board experience
  • Comfort with and proven success at fund raising and securing grants
  • Background in one or more relevant field(s), such as writing/illustrating, publishing or book selling
  • Drive and ability to forge, maintain, and nurture partnerships and relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence and work collaboratively and effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the role of new technologies
  • An outgoing entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborator and advocate willing to take calculated risks
  • Preferably bilingual ability


The CCBC offers a five-step salary range from $79,425 to $92,916, a standard benefits package, and an annual RSP contribution. There is potential for bonuses for exceptional performance.

For further information and application details, consult the Position Profile on the CCBC website here.

The application deadline is Friday, October 19.

About The Canadian Children's Book Centre:

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. Our programs, publications, and resources help teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents. 

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