Louis To brings more than 38 years of financial experience in managing the second largest child welfare agency in Ontario; and providing audit, accounting and management consulting services with one of the Big Four CPA firms.
As the Chief Financial and Information Officer of a $100 million child welfare agency, he was involved in all facets of the operation, covering such broad areas as Board visioning, strategic planning, management of financial services, budgeting, technology direction, financial and case management system design, property management, funding negotiation with senior Ministry officials, enterprise risk management program and union negotiation. As part of the Executive Team, Louis played a key role in the creation of a Sustainability Plan which brought a balanced budget to the agency, while facing a $10 million funding cut.
While working at the child welfare sector, he was very active provincially at the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. He sat on many committees, including the Funding Advisory Committee and the Accountability and Outcome Committee. These key committees were responsible for providing advice to senior Ministry officials and the Child Welfare Sustainability Commission on policy matters such as Funding Formula, outcome measures and key performance indicators.
Over the past several years, he was a subject matter expert on the financial system design group that helped the Ministry shape the design of the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN), a $200 million Ministry project to bring a single information system for child welfare.
While working in child welfare, he served for more than 10 years on the Board of Directors of Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre, in the capacity as Treasurer and President of the Board. While acting as President, he was instrumental in the merger of two children mental health centres, streamlining children mental health services to families in Scarborough.
His extensive child welfare experience is supplemented by 12 years of auditing, accounting and management consulting experience with one of the largest CA firms in the country, providing financial services to a wide variety of industries, from entrepreneurs to publicly-traded companies.
His work has included:
- Financial and Treasury Management
- Balanced Budget
- Integrated Financial System Design & Management Information System
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Board Governance
- Government Liaison
- Financial Review
- Strategic Planning
- Project Management