Located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe in a thriving community that offers a quality lifestyle in a spectacular natural setting all within 45 minutes of Toronto.


The IOOF Seniors Homes Inc., located in Barrie since 1940 and home to approximately 500 seniors, is an established and progressive charitable corporation providing accommodation and support services to seniors through a multi-facility continuum of care which includes long term care, supportive housing, affordable rental apartments, and independently owned life lease apartments.

A Top 100 Employer in Barrie, the corporation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and directed by qualified and experienced management who employ more than 260 staff.

The Corporation’s Mission Statement begins with “Caring is our reason for being…” With a resident-centred focus of care, core values of respect, compassion, integrity, accountability, collaboration, and excellence are shared by all and provide a framework on which all decisions are based.


We are seeking a strong, dynamic, and seasoned individual who will make a positive difference in people’s lives by providing high quality customer centered services, operating within a highly ethical environment, being accountable for going the extra mile, listening to customers, and creatively meeting needs as part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for compassionate care.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the IOOF Seniors Homes Inc., this leadership position will:

  • Be responsible and accountable for upholding and achieving the Mission and Strategic Directions of the Corporation which includes the overall management and direction of the affairs of the Corporation, short and long range planning, and assistance with governance evolution to the Board of Directors as the new Ontario Non-Profit Corporations Act becomes law.
  • Foster a culture that is supportive of positive organizational change and innovation, providing leadership in developing new initiatives in long-term care accommodation and seniors housing options.
  • Fill the position of “Administrator” as referred to in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and its Regulation 79/10 performing a wide range of administrative activities related to the overall responsibility and authority for the day-to-day operations of LTC Home.
  • Provide sound overall administration and innovation in the planning, organizing, implementation, and cost-effective delivery of services and change initiatives.
  • Understand and abide by all Acts of legislation and regulation which affect the Corporation; conform to all lawful orders given by the Board and maintain all relevant records for required audits and reviews.
  • Ensure that the finances of the Corporation are managed effectively and prudently and that adequate internal and external auditing mechanisms are in place to protect the integrity of the Corporation’s financial procedures.
  • Ensure that there is a comprehensive coordinated, organization-wide CQI initiative and Risk Management/Audit Program in place to evaluate and improve the quality of accommodation, services and programs provided by the Corporation.
  • Write, edit, and maintain policies and procedures consistent with applicable legislation for the management of all programs and services pertaining to the organization ensuring that each Department adheres to whatever is written and approved.
  • Foster a progressive, energetic, and cooperative work environment where people excel in a culture that encourages teamwork, respect, effective employee performance, sound customer service, quality improvement, and safety.
  • Cultivate a strong work ethic among employees, ‘raising the bar’ for performance expectations while recognizing those who achieve and succeed.
  • Encourage the ongoing development of a learning organization continually striving to build the people capability and capacity within the organization.
  • Pro-actively address emerging issues and trends related to industry best practices, policies, legislation and standards using a high degree of political acuity to address issues raised by the public and various levels of government.
  • Act as the public face to engage stakeholders for questions related to seniors care by the public, employees, government, and media.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse population and resolve sensitive issues with integrity and impartiality.
  • Facilitate the LHIN endorsed ” integrated services model”  by remaining aware of and being prepared for evolving provincial government issues so that the Corporation is “in the know” on government thinking and priorities surrounding seniors’ health care and housing issues.
  • Promote integrated program development and delivery within the Corporation and cooperate with other providers in the community to create partnerships that will enhance the Corporation’s services to its customers.
  • Oversee project management and the building of major capital projects regarding the LTC Home redevelopment to meet current MOHLTC design standards.
  • Oversee the selection of consultants, lawyers, training specialists, insurance brokers/ carriers and other such contractors.
  • Provide first level interpretation of documents to determine the need for a legal opinion.
  • Participate and lead in Union contract negotiations.
  • Write and prepare government ‘funding proposals’ as required.


  • Government statutes, regulations, policies and guidelines respecting Long Term Care and Seniors’ Housing.
  • Board governance.
  • Strategic Planning processes and writing.
  • Quality Improvement and Risk Management processes and systems.
  • Public relations techniques to promote the organization to the public and to conduct fundraising.
  • Provincial funding systems, financial management principles including budgeting, financial reporting, and control.
  • Writing policies, procedures, and proposals.
  • Human Resources management and legislative requirements
  • Computerized information systems and applications in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Computer email, word processing, spreadsheets, database, etc. and ability to organize and maintain accurate records, filing systems and basic databases including web-based reporting.
  • Facilities systems including housekeeping, life safety, and preventive maintenance programs.
  • Clinical, systems and administration issues around gerontology and general infection control practices.
  • MOHLTC Building Design Guidelines for Long Term Care.
  • Municipal guidelines, bylaws, development fees, and processes respecting land acquisition and development.
  • Planning and managing of projects.
  • Participation in major Capital Building Projects.


  • You will have a certificate in Health Care Administration, Business Administration or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience in the hospitality field or retirement community is required along with the ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
  • Experience in a residential care setting, with education in gerontology would be an asset.
  • You will show the ability to lead the staff and ensure staff are developed, trained, motivated and evaluated for annual job performance.
  • You will consult with Human Resources on complex or sensitive staff related issues as well as liaise as representative to local government health authorities, ensuring the community’s licensing requirements are met and applicable legislative, regulatory amendments are conformed with.
  • You will ensure the highest quality of care and services is being delivered and ensure that policies, programs, procedures and practices are carried out consistently and accurately and meets the standards and regulations as defined by the provincial health authority.


A competitive, comprehensive compensation package including an outstanding pension plan has been designed to attract star performers.


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