Board Recruitment

Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are governed by an appointed Board of Directors and bound by accountability agreements with the Ministry. 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 each LHIN. The appointment process is transparent and consistent, with clear and understandable guidelines applied consistently to all Board member appointments. Board members are expected to possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills, and have an understanding of local health issues, needs and priorities. 

We are currently recruiting for the position of...

Board Chair with the South West LHIN

PAS File # PAS-16158

Deadline to apply: December 21, 2016

You can apply online, via email, fax, mail or hand delivery. To apply online please visit the PAS website at, to apply by email, fax, mail or hand delivery, a downloadable application form is available at


The Ontario Government is seeking local citizens interested in, and qualified for, service on the South West Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors for the position of Director, available in early 2017. 

LHINs make Ontario’s health care system more patient-centered and responsive to local health care needs by planning, coordinating, integrating and funding the delivery of health services in each of the fourteen LHIN geographic areas.


As the Chair of the South West LHIN Board of Directors, you will be responsible for directing its affairs in accordance with applicable legislation, approved strategic and business plans, the accountability agreement with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the directions and policies established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Serving on a LHIN board is a part-time appointment, involving a significant commitment, often involving meetings and/or teleconferences during and outside normal business hours. Candidates should consider their ability to make such a commitment as part of their decision to express their interest in serving on the LHIN Board.

In consideration of applications for the position of Board Chair, the South West LHIN will be seeking individuals with previous board experience. The Board Chair and CEO are the spokespeople for the LHIN. The following qualifications are preferred:
  • An experienced leader with a comprehensive understanding of the context in which the LHIN operates, as well as an understanding of the government’s objectives or the ability to acquire such understanding;
  • The ability to clearly articulate and implement a strategic vision and oversee the implementation of plans and strategies to deliver efficient, effective and high quality services;
  • Possessing superior group facilitation skills, consensual decision-making skills and experience in running meetings in an explorative, respectful manner;
  • Possessing an understanding of government values and a commitment to working within government values and accountability structures;
  • A substantive practical knowledge of accepted norms for duty of care required of the Board;
  • Having an understanding of sound financial and operational business processes and practices;
  • Experience with crown agency governance;
  • Knowledge of the health care sector will be considered a key asset;
  • Understanding of sound governance practices with oversight for hospital and other health care providers will be considered a key asset;
  • Bilingualism will be considered an asset.
  • Board and community experience at the Board Chair level.

Members of the public who represent the linguistic, cultural and geographic diversity of the LHIN region including representatives from the Francophone and Aboriginal (Indigenous Peoples) communities, are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.

For full posting, you can download the English/French versions directly from the PAS website.