Board Treasurer

Vivo is a charity on a mission to create healthier generations through two platforms: our Centre for Wellbeing and our Innovation Collaboratory. Together, we empower Canadians to connect, care for and advocate more for their health, community and the planet.  

We currently have an attractive opportunity for an experienced Board Treasurer. You’ll be joining a sophisticated organization at an exciting stage of its evolution. We are currently raising the final 1% of funds for our $60 million expansion and renovation. Construction is well under way and we are on schedule and on budget to fully welcome our community back in early 2023. We have also invested more than $6 million in Research and Innovation to further our work of creating healthier generations.

As our new Treasurer, you’ll join a strategic governance board focused on providing oversight, foresight, insight and relationships to the CEO and organization. You’ll be part of a leadership team that will help Vivo chart the course for the next chapter in its journey. You’ll also provide oversight for a seasoned senior leadership team that manages an expected 180 talented employees.

Our board meets six times a year and gathers annually for our Annual General Meeting and Board Planning Advance – because at Vivo, we don’t retreat, we advance!  As part of our commitment to governance excellence, we are currently pursuing accreditation through Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

What we’re seeking

Our ideal candidate is a strategic and experienced leader with governance board experience, organizational-level financial and risk management experience, and formal financial training and/or an accounting designation. You can think beyond the details to see the patterns and big picture, you ask insightful questions diplomatically, and you have outstanding people and relationship management skills.

What’s in it for you

Our board members play a critical role, so Vivo is committed to setting you up for success. We offer a comprehensive onboarding for new directors. Through our Board Mentoring Program, we also match each new director with a mentor, so you have a board peer to help you understand the landscape and hit the ground running.

We help you get the feedback you need to support your development through individual director evaluations, and we offer ongoing learning opportunities to help you hone your governance chops!  Beyond all that, you’ll earn the satisfaction of knowing you are creating a legacy of healthier generations for your community and beyond!


  • At least five years of experience serving on the strategic governance board of a sophisticated organization. Experience serving as Board Treasurer is a significant asset.
  • Governance training and a firm understanding of the role of a governance board.
  • Demonstrated grasp of financial and risk management through a governance lens.
  • Business acumen and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Strategic mind and the ability to see the big picture.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy and conflict resolution skills.
  • Track record of successfully facilitating effective meetings and courageous conversations.
  • Commitment to Vivo’s mission, vision, values, strategy and governance model.  
  • Familiarity with Imagine Canada’s Standards Program is welcome, but not required. 

What’s involved

Our directors commit to a minimum three-year term and roughly 10 hours per month. This can increase slightly around Vivo’s AGM and audit. The board meets six times a year and committees typically meet six times as well.

Per Vivo’s bylaws, our Treasurer serves as Chair of our Audit, Risk and Finance Committee. Working with senior staff, consultants, and the members of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, you will help ensure prudent financial and risk management at Vivo by providing oversight of budgeting, financial reporting, risk management, reserve funds and capital investment, the audit process and compliance with laws and regulations.

How to apply

If you are an experienced Treasurer inspired by the challenge of building healthier generations and helping Vivo chart a new strategic course, this is the opportunity for you!

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to before September 21, 2022. All applications will be gratefully acknowledged.  

Don’t check every box on the list of qualifications? That’s ok, apply anyway! We’re always interested in connecting with caring, strategic, community minded folks!

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