Chief Executive Officer – Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario

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The Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) works to support the implementation and growth of primary care teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all primary care teams. Evidence and experience show that team-based comprehensive primary care is delivering better health and better value to patients. AFHTO is a not-for-profit association representing Ontario’s primary care teams, which include Family Health Teams (FHTs), Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs) and others who provide interprofessional comprehensive primary care.

Chief Executive Officer

AFHTO is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. Reporting directly to the AFHTO Board of Directors, the CEO will provide the strategic and organizational leadership to ensure that AFHTO develops, aligns and then executes its strategic direction and priorities. They will also be the advocate, champion and resource for special projects, programs and government relations that are focused on helping all Ontarians have timely access to high quality and comprehensive team-based primary care. The CEO will maintain a constant focus on continuing improvement, and operational planning to build, lead and support a strong team and sense of collaboration within the organization.
The Chief Executive Officer will possess a post graduate education in a related area of study and is an experienced health care leader with a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership experience. The ideal candidate should have experience within an organization that focuses on external advocacy, government relations and program delivery. Experience leading a members-based organization would be an asset. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in strategic and organizational leadership, financial and human resources, continuous improvement and operational planning and will possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills. The organization’s new leader will be passionate about team-based primary care; they will be a healthcare visionary who leads by example and possesses a commitment to building and leading in a culture of accountability, collaboration, transparency, equity, and a high degree of customer service.

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For additional information or a confidential conversation email Sarah Adams at

AFHTO 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 2SLGBTQ+ persons. AFHTO is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.

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