• Registrar & CEO
  • Position: Registrar & CEO
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  • Organization: The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
  • Website: www.cdho.org
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    November 5, 2020
  • Deadline to Apply: November 27, 2020
  • Compensation:

    Established in 1993, the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) is the regulatory body for the dental hygienists with a promise to protect the health and smile of all Ontarians. As a regulatory organization, the College protects the public by ensuring the right to safe, competent, and ethical care from dental hygienists. The College does this by setting the requirements for entry to practice, establishing standards of practice, registering new dental hygienists, ensuring high quality of care, and holding dental hygienists accountable for their conduct and practice. The College acts in accordance with legislation from the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and the Dental Hygiene Act (DHA) of 1991.

    For more information on regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.

    the role

    As the College looks to the future, it seeks to appoint a Registrar & Chief Executive Officer to lead the College through its next stage of growth and success.

    Reporting to the College’s Council, the CDHO is seeking an outstanding leader to fulfil the strategic mission of the College. Responsible for enhancing the ways in which the public is protected, the Registrar & CEO will provide sound stewardship of the College, working closely with the team to deliver, and foster, best practices in registration, quality assurance, human resources, and financial management. Ensuring that practice, programs, and services are in compliance with professional and practice obligations, the new Registrar & CEO will lead a capable team of approximately 20 staff, building trusted and respectful relationships with members of the public, staff, Council, registrants, and other key stakeholders.


    As the ideal candidate, you bring a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, in a relevant field along with a track record of leadership in a health regulatory body. You are known as a capable administrator who builds a culture of trust, excellence, and respect. Leveraging superior communication skills, you establish strong relationships with diverse stakeholder communities, and thrive in complex, changing environments, embracing challenges, and striving for positive growth. You have insight into system change, health care regulation, interprofessional collaboration and working to improve patient care. You have experience in governance and organizational structures to create operational efficiencies. You bring a working knowledge of policies and legislation, ideally the RHPA, the DHA etc. Bilingualism and knowledge of dental hygiene are considered strong assets.

    To apply

    Click here to view the full Candidate Brief.

    Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted below, ideally by November 27. For more information, please contact Joanne McMullin of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

    The College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the CDHO throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.