Chief Financial Officer


About ICA:

The Institute of Canadian Archives (ICA) is a social capital building initiative focused on increasing social cohesion through the art of storytelling.

ICA is a volunteer-run registered non-profit committed to enabling Canadians in creating, curating and celebrating digital stories around diversity, intercultural harmony, and pluralism. These stories take the form of reportages, articles, videos as well as personal digital stories. ICA engages diverse young, adult and senior Canadians interested in storytelling by helping them bring their unique perspective to stories. ICA mentors these potential story makers and provides the necessary resources to help them navigate towards their finished stories. These mentorship sessions are conducted through online training sessions and in-person workshop series.

Our most recent project is in collaboration with CSCI & Dixon Hall Community Centre to build capacity of youth and seniors in the art of storytelling. Our Interfaith Picnic last year was attended by over 100 folks from diverse backgrounds.

Chief Financial Officer

Purpose of the Role

The CFO is responsible for the successful financial leadership and execution of an upcoming project as per guidelines. The role will take into account the strategic direction agreed by the Executive Director, partner agencies and the volunteer advisory board.


The CFO will provide leadership on the Institute’s finances, for all financial matters coming before the Executive Director (ED) and the Board.

  • Works with the Executive Director to produce financial policies and advisories.
  • Ensures the Institute’s financial procedures are being followed and recommends to the ED changes or additions to existing control measures as required
  • Guides the Institute through procedures to ensure compliance with requirements of government and other external granting organizations, with complete and accurate reporting in a timely fashion
  • Assists and advises the ED, the Board and its committees regarding adequate budgeting and financial controls for projects
  • Provides revenue and expense reports, including the annual financial statements to the Board and membership for acceptance at the AGM

Time/Volunteer Commitment:

  • 2-3 hours every week for the following:
    • processing revenue and expenses (only in case of an active project)
    • reconciling bank statements and processing month end transactions
  • 3 – 5 hours annually for year-end financial reporting.



  • Inclusion into a wonderful community of change makers from the GTHA
  • Free access to an inclusive, accessible and creative workspace
  • Free subscription to our $500 storytelling package!  As a storytelling non-profit, we are committed to helping you create your stories irrespective of what position you are volunteering for.
    • Unlimited access to our subscription to a digital media archive of 115,000 studio quality HD videos, titles, onscreen graphics, and After Effects templates for personal use
    • Access to unlimited sound downloads, and use of our subscription to royalty-free production music, sound effects, and loops for your personal use
    • Personal account to a fabulous online video editing platform which you can use from your iPhone or Android phone, or even from the comfort of your own home PC.
  • Free access to online storage for all your storytelling project needs.
  • Official organizational support from the Institute for your own creative work! (pending board approval)
  • Gain leadership and facilitation skills


How to apply:

Start date: February 2017

Closing date: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Hours/ Contract: Voluntary, 1-2  hours/ week

Location: Home-based. Meetings are flexible and can be conducted in person, over the phone, video chat or by email

You do not need a cover letter to apply for this position. You would require only the following:

1. A 250-word note about why you will be a good fit for the Institute. (hint: Our Facebook page will give you an idea of what kind of stories we work on)

2. A resume highlighting your relevant experience

Email the above two in one pdf document to contact[at]

Subject: Chief Financial Officer