Director of Fundraising @ Dyslexia Canada

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This role offers an opportunity to make a meaningful impact, driving fundraising initiatives that directly contribute to Dyslexia Canada’s ability to support individuals and families affected by dyslexia.

Rare Opportunity

You will be joining an organization where your voice truly matters and where you will be able to directly see the influence your leadership has on the success of Dyslexia Canada.

Critical Role

Building on the successes that have been created, your expertise will afford you autonomy to execute your innovative ideas and strategies seeing them materialize into reality.

Director of Fundraising @ Dyslexia Canada

Company: Dyslexia Canada

Position: Director of Fundraising

Location: Canada

Dyslexia Canada is a national charity dedicated to ensuring that every child in Canada with dyslexia receives a fair and equitable education. Dyslexia in Canada affects an estimated 10-20% of the population, yet many lack understanding of the condition, leading to myths and misconceptions. Without proper support, these children are at a higher risk of mental health issues, substance abuse, and illiteracy in adulthood. Since 2016, Dyslexia Canada has aimed to address this crisis by advocating for recognition of dyslexia, early assessment, evidence-based interventions, and training for educators to ensure all children receive the necessary support. As the only national charity dedicated to dyslexia, Dyslexia Canada provides resources, tools, and programs for families impacted by dyslexia across Canada.

Skills & Experience


You are an incredibly passionate fundraiser who wants the opportunity to leverage your appreciation for the cause in order to make a real difference for underserved children living with dyslexia.


Throughout your career, you will have had experience in progressive fundraising roles within not-for-profit organizations that have a national scope.


Proven track record of successfully raising funds from various sources, including individuals, corporations, government entities and foundations, showcasing versatility in fundraising approaches.


Describing yourself as a passionate, energetic and proactive leader, you excel at building relationships with exceptional organizational and project management abilities.


Confident in collaborating with diverse stakeholders, you understand how to achieve common objectives through effective communication.


You thrive on collaborative work within smaller team settings and find inspiration in being hands-on, actively contributing to building initiatives that drive growth and achievement.

Summary of the Role

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Fundraising will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies to secure funding for Dyslexia Canada.

As the Director of Fundraising, you will oversee all aspects of fundraising activities, including but not limited to, donor cultivation, corporate donations and securing funds from foundations. You will be responsible for developing a comprehensive fundraising plan that optimizes Dyslexia Canada’s financial outcomes and supports the organizational objectives. Drawing upon the relationships established by the Founder, the organization’s primary fundraiser to date, you will leverage these networks while strategically diversifying funding streams and forging new relationships to broaden Dyslexia Canada’s support base.

You will work closely with the fundraising committee to strategically identify and solicit support fostering effective engagement and stewardship of potential donors. Fostering engagement with the fundraising committee will be a key priority for you within your first year and beyond. You will ensure that you build strong relationships with committee members, ensuring their involvement and dedication to the cause. Through open communication, collaboration and shared goals, you will create an engaging environment where the expertise, passion and personal networks of each member can contribute to the fundraising success and advancement of Dyslexia Canada’s mission.

This role is a dynamic blend of strategic planning and hands-on execution of fundraising activities. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the financial sustainability and growth of the organization through successful fundraising efforts. Through your leadership and strong communication skills, you will engage with donors, build relationships and effectively convey Dyslexia Canada’s mission and impact on children and their families.

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