Phone: (416) 364-62297
  • Canada’s Human Capital Partner
    since 1986
  • Diversity & Inclusion
    We are committed to upholding an organizational culture of inclusivity,
    equality, and respect
  • A team of dedicated professionals with decades of experience.

Our Services

Leadership Advisory

Phelps Provides Leadership Advisory services to organizations, individuals and teams who are driven to succeed by embracing new ways to define leaders and develop leadership capabilities.

Executive Search

We deliver customized service, employing a systematic and rigorous approach, and providing the agility required in a rapidly changing environment. We understand that placing a candidate in a leadership role is a significant commitment.

Interim Leadership

All organizations deal with the departure of employees. In those vulnerable times, a partner who has a deep bench of proven leadership and management expertise is an asset. Phelps is a firm that understands the strategic imperatives within those vacant roles.

Our Sectors


Technology alone cannot deliver on the promise of advancing your organization to become more competitive. Real and meaningful change means that a whole new discipline will need to take hold to advance cultural connectedness and facilitate leadership change.



Rising demands on spending. Increasing pressure to lead social welfare and equity initiatives. Data driving new leadership approaches.



New competitors with innovative business models joining the market. Better informed and more demanding clients. Optimization and automation of service platforms on the rise.



Building Canada’s volunteerism. Advancing the interests of members and stakeholders. Creating communities of interest.



Displacing traditional approaches. Renewing strong governance. Shrinking cycle time in decision-making.



Smart, Green, Clean Innovation. Harnessing people power to fuel to Canada’s powerhouse infrastructure, energy and resources industries.



Trend master of the future of work and work places. Keeper of the flame in nurturing culture. Ultimate protector of resources.



Daring. Caring. Protective. Proactive. Disruptive. Developing healthy workplaces to save lives.



At Phelps, we know the world of finance requires building smarter and more resilient functions.



Learning is changing. Students have pressing needs. Funding is precarious.



Welcome to Phelps! As Canada's human capital partner, we serve both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations across all sectors and disciplines. For over 37 years, we have grown alongside our clients. Our team of dedicated professionals possess the skills, expertise, networks, and experience needed to elevate your organization in unlocking people power, retaining and nurturing talent, and anticipating challenges before they arise.

I am pleased to introduce our firm and highlight the key human capital strengths we bring to organizations nationwide.

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Our Clients


The search was a great success, and the Phelps partners identified a strong longlist with 50% diversity candidates...Phelps has been a consistent Executive Search partner with the City of Toronto for over a decade. We have led recruitments across a variety of levels, including the current City Manager, two of the current Deputy City Managers along with two previous Deputy City Managers. In addition, we have recruited several members of the City’s current and previous General Managers, Executive Directors, and Directors in a variety of portfolios and divisions.

I was always and still am so impressed with Phelps and to be honest hold all other agencies to their standards (few of which can rise to that level).They have such extensive communications and engagement and brought to the table a very balanced view of each candidate. They always included some strong outliers many of which made it to the final round. I appreciate how they also helped us to stretch our own thinking.

I am very excited to communicate how professional and organised Phelps' support team is. When we send our request in, I am always amazed as to how quickly we get a response back. I am a very busy person and don't have time to go through resumes and request that your establishment make their judgements as per my needs.

Successful Placements

Justin Lewis

Director, Housing Secretariat

City of Hamilton

Jasleen Manhas

Director, Strategic Planning Office

Centennial College

Evelyn Roth

Director, Funding and Engagement

Evangel Hall Mission

Emily Dixon

Superintendent of Education indigenous Education/Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/International Education

Lambton Kent District School Board

Jasbir Raina

Chief Administrator Officer

City of Peterborough

Jennifer O’Brien

VP People(s) & Culture

Humber College

Chris Sawicki

Chief Project Manager

Toronto Transit Commission

Megan Hunt

Deputy minister of Health

Government of Nunavut

Stuart Betts

Chief of Police

Peterborough police services board

John Klein

Director of Education

Halton Catholic District School Board

Adam Sweedland

Chief Executive Officer

Cityhousing Hamilton

Frederic Beauchemin

Chief Executive Officer

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

Pat Daly


St. Michaels College School

Sumon Acharjee

Chief Information Officer

City of Markham

Stephen Young

Vice-President, Strategy, Alignment and Analytics

Centennial College

Janet Hope

Vice President of Policy and Innovation

Colleges Ontario

David Johnson

Vice President, Finance and Corporate services

Georgian College

Paul Johnson

City Manager

City of Toronto

Todd Lemay

Director, Infrastructure & IT Services

Fleming College

Andrey Timofeev

Chief Financial Officer

Jewish Family and Child Service

John Montagnese

Executive Director, Finance

Toronto Transit Commission

Michelle Young

Human Rights Equity Advisor

Thames Valley District School Board

Harold Madi

Director of Planning, Building and By-Law

Town of Grimsby

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