The Cota Team

Cota provides opportunities for you to develop a satisfying career through meaningful work and a competitive total rewards package. If you want to make an impact and be part of a supportive, high performing environment, consider growing your career at Cota.

Rewarding Work

A career with Cota is rewarding because of the impact of our work on our clients and their families. We provide hope to thousands of clients and their families by supporting people with mental health challenges and cognitive impairments. Employees collaborate with clients and their support systems, using a recovery-based approach to help clients define and pursue goals that they self-define as important to them.

Cota staff running a group for individuals receiving our services

Culture and Work Environment:

Cota offers a very supportive and inclusive work environment, where our values permeate the way we operate from day to day. Cota is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, click here.

Cota staff in the community


Our salaries are competitive, but beyond that, there are many other benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's life. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below. *Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

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*Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

Location: Greater Toronto Area

Cota Health (Cota) is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 45 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. Cota also works collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We offer a wide range of services to adults living with serious mental illness, geriatric mental health conditions, acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities and dual diagnoses. Our services include case management, supportive housing, short-term residential beds, day programs, court and justice related services, an Assertive Housing First Team (AHFT) and services for individuals who are experiencing homelessness.


About the Position: Reporting to the CEO, the Director, Finance & Administration provides strategic and operational leadership and oversight for the finance, facilities and information management/information technology (IM/IT) aspects of Cota’s operations. The Director, Finance & Administration functions as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.




  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of progressive, related (i.e. finance, facilities, IM/IT, general corporate services) management experience
  • Non-profit experience is key
  • Experience with OHRS MIS, Great Plains and FRX highly desirable
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other technology
  • Knowledge and experience in project management an asset



  • Knowledge and experience in finance, facilities, IM/IT or general corporate services management
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Knowledge of GP, FRx and Quadrant is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound judgment and integrity
  • Change management and conflict resolution skills


REQUIRED EDUCATION:  The appropriate combination of the following education.

  • Completion of a university degree in Business/Accounting or MBA
  • Accounting designation – CPA (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Other designations may be an asset – e.g. facilities management or CA-IT designations


This search is being conducted on behalf of Cota by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them. Additional information will be made available to interested candidates.


To apply:

To submit your application by June 30, 2021, please visit:


Select the role and ‘Apply’ to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.  Issues with applying? Please email


Questions about the position? Contact Stephanie Williams at or 416.707.9827 / 1.866.647.5149.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online in confidence.  We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Staff testimonials

"It's an atmosphere where people can thrive!"

- Chris (Transitional Aged Youth team)

Cota logo five hands forming a circle
Cota logo five hands forming a circle

"The people here are very open and welcoming. There is this atmosphere where you can really tell that the organization cares about its people"

- Anjo (Assertive Housing First Team)

More information

Organizational Culture & Support

Cota is a values based organization, and an inclusive workspace that values diversity. Cota’s commitment to its values are reflected across its programs, services, policies, procedures and organizational committees.

Cota has a strategic commitment of “Invest in Staff” recognizing that the relationship Cota holds with its staff is inextricably linked to the quality of services we provide, how we support them to do their work and how we value and recognize their contributions. As such, we will continue to invest in our staff, to the best of our abilities, over the term of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.

Total Rewards

Cota has a competitive total rewards package, which includes benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's well-being. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below.

Health, Dental, Vision and other Coverag – Eligible employees and their dependents have access to 100% company-paid comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD), life insurance, and paramedical (massage therapy, physiotherapy etc.) coverage.

Paid Sick Days - Generous paid sick day benefits are available for eligible employees for personal or family illnesses. Unpaid leaves are also available.

Paid Vacation and Float Days – Generous paid vacation and float days, depending on years of service. This is in addition to statutory holidays.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) – Eligible employees can prepare for retirement through company contributions to a group RRSP. Employees can also make additional voluntary contributions to the plan.

Long-term Disability (LTD) – 100% employee-paid LTD benefits protect your income if you are unable to work due to personal illness or injury.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – All employees have WSIB coverage.

Discounted Gym Memberships - Cota facilitates unsubsidized, discounted gym memberships with GoodLife Fitness.

Other Discount Programs – Cota has partnerships with other organizations to provide savings to employees (Perkopolis, Navigators Insurance).

Employee and Family Assistance Program – Provides immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life concern.

Cota staff at a community event
Cota staff at a community event

Rewards, Recognition & Wellness

Rewards and Recognition - Cota has structured a robust rewards and recognition program to ensure appreciation for staff is embedded in all that we do. Activities include recognizing long service employees, annual staff Value Awards, “You’re a Superstar” cards, breakfast with the CEO, and regular shout outs from the senior management team.

Wellness Activities - Various wellness events are organized through the Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee and other groups or individuals. Events include an annual dinner, summer barbeques, potluck celebrations, and lunch and learns. The Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee created monthly wellness newsletters and programming based on the wellness interests of staff.


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Cota recognizes that volunteers enrich the programs and services at Cota and we very much value the contributions of our volunteers. Click below for volunteer opportunities and keep checking back regularly.

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