Director Information Security


Advanced Protein Technology Centre

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. With passionate and dedicated staff, SickKids is much more than a hospital. They work each day to provide the best in child and family-centred care, create ground-breaking clinical and scientific advancements, and train the next generation of experts in child health. Home to over 12,000 staff and volunteers, SickKids staff includes 3,619 health-care professionals, 2,996 management and support staff and 469 physicians.

SickKids is proud to be ranked the top pediatric health-care centre in the world, according to Newsweek's 2022 World's Best Hospitals list for facilities specializing in pediatrics.

The Director, Information Security (Director, IS) provides leadership and oversight of SickKids Information Security Program to ensure networks, systems and information are protected in a manner that meets compliance with regulatory and policy requirements, aligning with and supporting the risk posture of the institution. This role is responsible for leading and advancing the information security program to ensure that information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes are adequately protected in the complex healthcare ecosystem in which SickKids operates.

The Director will report to the CTO for day-to-day operations and will work directly with the CIO on enterprise cybersecurity strategy, deliverables and risk management. Key areas of focus include developing, coaching and leading the information security team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning and working collaboratively with the infrastructure and technology teams to ensure alignment and engagement in the comprehensive security strategy.

The ideal candidate brings strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement experience as they will collaborate with multiple associated or independent organizations such as the Electronic Child Health Network (eCHN) and other community partners. SickKids is a member of the Toronto Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC) or Local Delivery Group (LDG), and the Director will represent SickKids within this structure, and with other provincial partners.

Along with deep experience leading information security technologies, operations, and solutions in a complex environment, you have developed solid leadership skills and demonstrate the ability to coach and mentor technical and security teams. You are energized and motivated by the SickKids mission improve the health of children through the integration of care, research, and education.

To fill this position, the Hospital for Sick Children has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by May 26th, 2023, at

We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

The Hospital for Sick Children is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Hospital for Sick Children throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.