Risk Manager (Volunteer Position)
The Healing Cycle Foundation. - Mississauga, ON

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About The Healing Cycle Foundation.

The Healing Cycle Foundation ("THCF") wishes to honour the end-of-life journey travelled by individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones. By raising and stewarding funds, THCF's aim is to support hospice palliative care programs that compassionately uphold the quality of end-of-life and foster the vision that palliative individuals can live every day to the fullest with dignity, meaning, and hope. We believe in whole-person care, where services are provided within a seamless, integrated community of physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual support. Through the outreach initiatives of our Foundation, we support accessibility of hospice palliative care services with the hope that one day it will be made available to all individuals travelling the end-of-life journey.

THCF is the only provincial-level umbrella organization that raises and stewards funds for hospice palliative care in Canada.

Please visit our website for more information - www.thehealingcycle.ca

About the Position

The Risk Manager (Volunteer) is responsible for all risk management as it applies to THCF.

The Risk Manager sits on the Executive Committee and reports to the President and CEO.

"Risk" is defined as anything that may harm or interfere with the operations of THCF, and may include strategic, operational, financial, reputational, and legal issues. Risk management also includes, but is not limited to, the hiring of staff and volunteers, internal auditing, insurance and liability, fraud, and information security.

The Risk Manager (Volunteer) will apply business acumen, accounting skills, and risk management expertise to ensure THCF's internal controls and procedures are functional, adequate, and conform to regulatory standards, human resources policies, and industry practices.

The Risk Manager provides expertise on risk management and compliance to ensure that operational risks are appropriately identified and managed and compliance with Canadian laws, regulations, and internal policies and standards is met.


  • Develop and manage the controls and processes for assessing, identifying, monitoring, and reducing the risks that may affect, or interfere with, the operations of THCF.
  • Ensure that THCF complies with all internal policies and procedures, as well as applicable external legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Co-ordinate risk reporting activities and ensure that they are correct and consistent. These reports will include operational, financial, internal, and external audit reports (Tracking and providing incident reports).
  • Responsible for creating controls and processes that reduce any risk that may be associated with the Annual Ride, including but not limited to, the safety of participants and non-participants, the design and monitoring of the routes, the creation and collection of waiver, etc.
  • Collaborate with process owners to manage risks impacting their areas, identify opportunities for improvement, and recommend solutions.
  • Collaborate with process owners to ensure existing and emerging regulatory requirements are understood, communicated, and addressed.
  • Conduct and/or assist with compliance testing of processes to ensure effective design and operation of controls.
  • Analyze, assess, and report on impacts of deficiencies related to operational risk and effectiveness of controls.
  • Maintain risk management documentation outlining key risks and controls for processes.
  • Participate in the development, communication, and training of policies, standards, and operating guidelines.
  • Monitor changes to laws, regulations, and policies and standards to ensure compliance; provide guidance as required.
  • Manage annual reviews of policy governance and logical access security to comply with company policies, standards, and operating guidelines.
  • Execute and deliver on business continuity requirements as assigned.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for Risk and Compliance.
  • Provide training and education to employees on risk and compliance-related topics as required.
  • Post-secondary education with a minimum of three-to-five years of Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audits, and/or Compliance experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Professional designation of CA, CMA or CGA is a defined asset.
  • Extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector in a strategic role
  • Broad knowledge of insurance liability, finance, and/or human resources
  • Comprehensive knowledge of traditional Risk Management principles and practices.
  • Thorough understanding of operational support systems used in compiling, managing and reporting financial data.
  • Strong communication skills (written/verbal), with excellent negotiation and presentation styles.
  • Sound leadership, organizational and time management skills and with a robust managerial background.
  • Sound business judgment and an ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Detail oriented with the ability to see the "big picture"
  • Capable of effectively prioritizing concurrent deliverables and deadlines

Please note that given the need for flexibility in order to meet changing requirements, the duties of this role may change from time to time as needed.

Interested candidates looking to donate their time and dynamic skills for a good cause are asked to submit their resume in confident.

Be advised, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.


The Foundation offers a dynamic opportunity to play a leadership role in shaping the future of a rapidly growing, charity-based, healthcare organization with a unique value proposition and vision to assist Canadian's with hospice, palliative care assistances.

About this company
Founded in 2005, the Healing Cycle Foundation ("The Foundation") is a volunteer-based, registered charity that wishes to honour the...