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Commissioner, Planning & Development/Chief Planner

Town of Caledon

Caledon, ON, Canada

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February 8, 2024

About the Company

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The Town of Caledon is a blend of urban and rural, modern, and historic, all nestled between the Hills of the Headwaters, Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment. Caledon has a population of over 76,000 and covers nearly 700 km2, making it one of the largest municipalities geographically in the Greater Toronto Area. Caledon prioritizes a sustainable balance of community, environment, and development while planning for future growth, fostering responsible economic activity, and ensuring the well-being of all residents.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Commissioner, Planning & Development/Chief Planner (Commissioner) is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans for planning and building services in addition to all aspects of economic and business development. The Commissioner ensures their departments adopt an innovative approach to service delivery that is aligned with the vision, mission, and values of the corporation. The Planning and Development portfolio includes the development of policies and strategies to guide the future growth of the municipality and the oversight of development proposals including associated public consultation and presentation/liaison duties. Providing thoughtful leadership to a dedicated team, the Commissioner ensures that internal and external customers are provided with high quality services, and that policies are consistent with the Town’s Strategic Plan. The Commissioner will provide expert advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, Town leadership and Town Council.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of progressive work experience in the public sector, preferably municipal government, and 5 – 7 years of leadership experience in a senior leadership role. In addition to your post-secondary degree in public administration, business or closely related field, eligibility for or full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is required. The ideal candidate holds significant experience at a management level in a municipal planning environment, along with proven political awareness, business acumen, and track record of achieving results when executing transformational initiatives.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online by February 14th, 2024 at For more information, please contact Andrew Anderson of Odgers Berndtson at We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Town of Caledon 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 Town of Caledon throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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