Chief Executive Officer – Touchstone Institute

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Touchstone Institute is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors and receives financial support from the Government of Ontario for most of its programs. Currently implementing a growth strategy, Touchstone looks to expand its scope. Over 45 full-time staff contribute to the success of the organization, including experts in competency design and assessment, curriculum development, and psychometric analysis. Touchstone Institute works closely with physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who provide subject matter expertise and serve as its examiners. Touchstone works to facilitate entry to training or practice for internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) by administering examinations to ensure examinees meet Canadian standards and by providing learning programs to help health professionals transition to training and practice in Canada.

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) operates under the direction of a Board of Directors. The CEO is required to establish goals and objectives, set priorities, allocate resources, direct the planning and organization of work, and evaluate the operational effectiveness of the organization. The CEO will act as the principal advisor to the Board of Directors on all matters relating to the organization’s programs and services. The CEO will be a permanent, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 10 years of senior leadership experience, ideally within the medical or clinical education community, an academic environment, healthcare, government, immigration or similar organization. They will have achieved academic preparation commensurate with other senior leaders (a master’s degree in business, health administration, or a related field, is preferred). They will have a good understanding of health human resource issues and trends, as well as an ability to anticipate the impact of federal/provincial government policy decisions on the health professions. They will be a strong business and people leader, with an ability to forge excellent relationships within the healthcare and academic communities, as well as the provincial and federal governments. In addition, they will have an entrepreneurial mindset, with proven ability to develop, assess and make recommendations for additional business opportunities and revenue streams for Touchstone Institute.

To Apply

To express your interest in this high-impact Chief Executive Officer role, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For a conversation in confidence, please contact Penny Mirams, Partner, at or Natalie Woods, Principal, at

Touchstone Institute and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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