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Corporate Governance

The board, acting in its governance role, sets the desired goals for the organization and establishes the systems and processes to support achievement of those goals. A key role of the board is to determine and oversee the governance of the organization. The chart below illustrates some of the key governance responsibilities for the Board of Health:

  • Providing strategic leadership and direction by setting the vision, mission and values;
  • Assessing and approving the strategic plan;
  • Safeguarding and allocating organization's resources through sound fiscal policies and internal controls;
  • Setting and approving the budget;
  • Developing effective working relationship with stakeholders and partners;
  • Developing effective working relationship with the MOH/CEO;
  • Identifying and assessing risks to the health unit and board of health, and developing risk management policies;
  • Meeting expectations of the Accountability Agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care;
  • Monitoring, reporting and assessing outcomes with respects to the Ontario Public Health Standards and Organizational Standards requirements;
  • Establishing policies and procedures for BOH affairs;
  • Ensure ongoing education of BOH members;
  • Establishing sound processes for recruitment and appointment of the MOH/CEO;
  • Evaluating performance of the MOH/CEO on a regular basis;
  • Reviewing BOH bylaws, policies and procedures ona regular basis;
  • Conducting business with openness and transparency.