Local Health Integration Network Governance
Local Health Integration Networks are governed by an appointed Board of Directors and bound by accountability agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Each Board member is appointed by an Order-in-Council. Board members are selected using a merit-based process, with all candidates assessed for the fit between skills and abilities of the prospective appointee and the needs of the Local Health Integration Network. The appointment process is transparent and consistent, with clear and understandable guidelines that are applied consistently to all Board Director Appointments.
Board members are expected to possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills, and have an understanding of local health issues, needs and priorities. Succeeding board membership will be an ongoing community process led by the North West LHIN Board to help identify and recommend new potential board candidates.
Expressions of Interest
As a member of the North West LHIN Board of Directors, you will be responsible for directing its affairs in accordance with applicable legislation, approved strategic and business plans and the directions and policies established by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Significant experience on a Board of Directors, and a good understanding at a senior level in one or more of health care administration, financial administration, legal practice, labour relations, and communication and information management would be considered assets. As well, the North West LHIN Board of Directors looks to the diversity within our region, and maintains two board members with an aboriginal perspective while ensuring candidates are solicited from throughout the northwest region (rural/remote and urban).
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Local Health Integration Network Board Positions
All persons applying to serve on the Board of the Northwest Local Health Integration Network must apply through the Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS). For additional information, including a description of our LHIN and requirements to serve as a Board Director, please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat (PAS) website at www.pas.gov.on.ca.
The PAS website includes a full listing and descriptions of all government agencies, including Local Health Integration Networks, and “How to Apply” section.
Conflict of Interest
All Board members are required to complete the Conflict of Interest Form to identify and real, perceived, or potential conflicts of interest that might impede the work of the LHIN. Following their appointment to the Board, Directors meet with the Conflict of Interest Commissioner to provide a solemn declaration of their private interests, with all conflicts of interest to be resolved in the manner directed by the Commissioner.