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Chief Executive Officer
Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA -
5400 Westbury Ave
Montreal, QC H3W 2W8

Principal Responsibilities:


The Board of Directors of the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA seeks an energetic, action-oriented and passionate Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through a chapter of revitalization and growth.

The Y is a complex enterprise that is home to several significant program departments, each with its own unique operating challenges. Areas of particular focus for the incoming Chief Executive Officer will be ensuring the agency's operational and financial excellence, as well as building a sound organizational structure which will allow its professionals to excel and grow in their work. With a focus on reinvigoration and responsible leadership, the incoming CEO will work on enhancing core operations, ensuring communication and accountability, as well as developing innovative programs and collaborative partnerships with other organizations.

The CEO will be a leader with a passion for Jewish life and whose intelligence, style, communication and executive leadership skills will stimulate creativity in programs and services, as well as continued excellence in how they are implemented and funded.


Leadership & Executive Management

Finance, Operations & Facilities

Program & Service Development

Community and Board Relations

Minimum Qualifications:



An attractive and competitive compensation package, commensurate with the sector, is available.


Elizabeth Gomery, Founding Partner at

Tamara Granatstein, Consultant at

Agency Information:

The YM-YWHA was created over 100 years ago. It is a member-driven organization that responds to the needs of the community. As part of our ongoing efforts to embrace change and prepare for the future, the Board of Directors has implemented a strategic plan to ensure that we remain relevant for the next 100 years. The pillars of this strategic plan are to enhance the Y experience, maximize engagement with a focus on youth and to strengthen the brand and extend the Y's reach.

Our Vision is to sustain Jewish Continuity. In this pursuit, our Mission is to be the destination of choice for all members of our community; a warm and welcoming place to gather for social and physical activity; where every individual is inspired to achieve a feeling of total wellness, experience a profound sense of belonging and connection, and embrace the value of responsibility to others.