Dominique McCaughey named new Ometz CEO

On behalf of the Ometz Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dominique McCaughey as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2020.

Dominique has a long history as a professional and lay leader in the Jewish community. She has been with Ometz in the position of Chief Strategy and Development Officer since July, 2015, but her service and commitment to our community dates back to her work as a community organizer with Project Genesis before joining Jewish Family Services in 1996.

She left to pursue her legal career with Borden Ladner Gervais and Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, and eventually joined Concordia University where she undertook bold philanthropic initiatives in University Advancement and Alumni Relations. She left Concordia as Associate Vice-President, Lead Gifts and Presidential Engagement before returning to Ometz. Throughout those years, she was a loyal and valued partner, serving on both the JFS and Ometz boards.

During the past four years with the agency as part of the executive team, Dominique has played a catalyzing role as a trusted, engaging and nimble change leader. She has led in building brand recognition and reputation, resulting in recognition of Ometz as one of Canada’s top charities. She increased fundraising capacity and culture, securing transformational gifts to support programs for school age children, adults living with mental health challenges, and the gifts that led to the much needed and anticipated opening of l’Annexe, the Ometz Centre for Young Adults in the New Year.

I have full confidence that Dominique will continue to make important and meaningful contributions as CEO, taking Ometz to the next level through her leadership, her vision and her dedication to our community.

In her own words, Dominique said: “As the next CEO, I will seek to develop a new long-term vision that reflects the Jewish values that underpin our actions and our strategies to engage stakeholders. Returning to the Ometz family and to the community has been an immensely rewarding experience. It will be an honour to lead the agency.”

Please join me in congratulating Dominique and wishing her well as she takes on these new challenges knowing she can count on the expertise and dedication of the entire Ometz family.


Michael Aronovici
President of the Ometz Board of Directors


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