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...

Board members for the South West LHIN

PAS File # PAS-1778

Deadline to apply: June 20, 2017


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

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

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is a crown agency responsible for the planning, integration and funding of nearly 150 health service providers including hospitals, long-term care homes, mental health and addictions agencies, community support services, and community health centres. The LHIN also now has the responsibility to deliver home and community care services to the residents in its geography. The South West covers an area from Lake Erie to the Bruce Peninsula and is home to almost one million people.

This is a time of great opportunity for positive change at the LHIN. Under the Patients First Act, 2016, LHINs expanded responsibilities include the delivery of home and community care services, and primary care planning so that these services will be better integrated with the rest of Ontario’s health care system. The Patients First Act, 2016, will strengthen the LHINs’ accountability for local health service planning and performance, as well as support the goal of providing care that is more integrated and responsive to local needs.


As a member 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.

Candidates should have significant experience in areas that would be relevant to the LHIN position, including one or more of the following areas:
  • Health 
  • Governance
  • Community Engagement
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Management
  • Law
  • Human Resources 
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Information Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Public Sector Knowledge

Members of the public who represent the linguistic, cultural and geographic diversity of the LHIN region, including those from rural communities, including the Counties of Grey and Bruce, are encouraged to apply for these vacancies.

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