At Four Corners Group, the InterSearch member firm in Canada – we connect great companies with great people. As we continue to evolve and grow, we are thrilled to announce the addition of four new team members based out of our Toronto office. Their arrival bolsters Four Corners Group’s ability to serve clients in different markets and in both official languages.
Government of Ontario
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/ Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario
(Self-Directed Care Organization or SDCO)
Chief Executive Officer
Ontario’s Self-Directed Care Organization (SDCO) is in its start-up phase and is an operational service delivery agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. SDCO is responsible for delivering personal support services, as defined by the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994, in a self-directed manner. Specifically, SDCO is responsible for promoting and providing flexibility for clients or their substitute decision-makers with respect to the following:
SDCO operates in the home care sector and is required to work with the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to provide services to eligible clients.
SDCO directly employs Personal Support Workers and other administrative positions and ensures a high quality standard of service. Examples of the agency’s operational tasks include the following:
SDCO will begin delivering initial services to select areas in the province by Spring 2018 with province wide services to be fully implemented in 2021.
An inaugural CEO is sought for this trailblazing service organization. In the ideal, you have senior level leadership experience in the broader home care/community care sector, with a penchant for operational excellence. Start-up experience is highly desirable, as is experience working with a board(s). A skilled negotiator, and politically astute, you are adept at navigating the interstitial space enveloping the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the LHINs, home care agencies, personal support workers, and the clients for whom this organization was established to serve. With proven business acumen, and the ability to finesse multiple stakeholder relationships, you know how to energize this novel centralized employer agency which fulfills a policy commitment set out in the Ministry’s Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care.
The Chief Executive Officer position is based in Toronto, Ontario, but will involve travel across the province. For more information or to explore this opportunity further, please contact:
Four Corners Group is pleased to share that the Ontario Chief Scientist search has come to successful conclusion with the appointment of Dr. Molly Shoichet to the role. Shoichet is a Professor at the University of Toronto and an award-winning expert in the area of polymers for drug delivery and tissue regeneration.
“Supporting the government in its search for Ontario’s first ever Chief Scientist was a unique and most memorable experience,” says Four Corners Group Partner, Suzanne Clark. “Leading this search opened my eyes to the incredible depth and breadth of outstanding talent we have in Ontario and within Canada in the sciences. This is an important new role for our province and we are delighted that Dr. Shoichet will serve as the inaugural Chief Scientist.”
Talk of public perceptions and interest in science for Ontarians was recently brought into focus through the Ontario Science Centre’s second annual science literacy survey, which found that while 33% of Canadians consider themselves science illiterate, 8 out of 10 Canadians want to know more about science and how it affects our world.
From the Office of the Premier’s official news release:
“An internationally respected and award-winning expert in the study of polymers for drug delivery and tissue regeneration, as a teacher, mentor and researcher Shoichet has demonstrated her dedication to the advancement of scientific knowledge and excellence.
In the coming months, Shoichet will help develop Ontario’s strategic research agenda and grow the province’s reputation as a top destination for global research talent. The Chief Scientist will also provide advice informed by science to help government decision-makers tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time, such as climate change, aging populations and the impact of transformative technologies.
Dr. Shoichet is the recipient of 43 prestigious national and international awards. In 2015, she was the North American Laureate for the L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science and in 2017, she won the Killam Prize in Engineering, the most important engineering prize in Canada. She is the only person ever to be inducted into all three of Canada’s National Academies: the Canadian Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Shoichet was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2011. In 2013, her contributions to Canada’s innovation agenda and the advancement of knowledge were recognized with the QEII Diamond Jubilee Award.
Dr. Shoichet will advise Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne directly on key scientific matters… [and] will report to Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science.”
Four Corners Group is excited to announce that John Brea has joined our client, FirstService Residential, as North Region President.
Four Corners Group is pleased to have led this extensive search, and is thrilled to have placed the successful candidate.
FirstService reviewed a significant number of highly talented professionals each of whom displayed incredible enthusiasm for the opportunity. The North Region has been one of the fastest growing regions in the last few years and there continues to be tremendous upside in the region.
To continue to support that growth, FirstService looks forward to leveraging John’s experience and depth of knowledge including operations, risk management, supply chain, customer service, process improvement, talent development, employee engagement, strategy and sales. John is an ideal culture fit for the FirstService team and exhibits the same enthusiasm for customer service and associate development that is the hallmark of FirstService.
John previously spent 20 years at Walmart with leadership roles in Canada and Puerto Rico, and playing key roles in projects in Mexico, UK, Argentina and China. Most recently, as Head of Operations at Kent Building Supplies, Atlantic Canada’s largest big box home improvement retailer, John led process and customer service improvements as well as efficiency efforts in staff utilization.
Please join us in congratulating John Brea on his new role with FirstService Residential.
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is the leading property and community management company in North America, providing full-service, professional association management services to over 8,000 client associations. Each day, every member of the FirstService team strives to fulfill their mission – to deliver exceptional service and solutions that enhance the value of every property and the lifestyle of every resident in the communities they manage.
About Four Corners Group Inc.
Four Corners Group Inc. is a leading executive search firm, respected nationally for providing high touch partner centric search services and innovative talent solutions and for delivering exceptional results. Founded in 2007, Four Corners Group has conducted hundreds of search assignments across diverse industries, with specialty focus in consumer goods, retail, real estate, healthcare, travel and tourism, not-for-profit, associations, academic, manufacturing, marketing services and professional services.
Canadian owned and operated, Four Corners Group has offices in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo and its team of senior level professionals draws upon decades of experience.
Four Corners Group offers a comprehensive range of talent solutions enabling your organization to recruit, attract and retain the best talent at all levels.
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