Providence Care’s volunteer Board of Directors follows a Policy Governance® model and oversees the affairs of Providence Care in keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values. Board members represent different geographic, cultural and linguistic communities from across southeastern Ontario.
Our Board actively seeks to understand the diversity of our region and its needs, to determine what services Providence Care can and should provide. The Board gives direction to the President & Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for the management and operations of Providence Care. Board policies are available upon request.
The 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Board Meetings & Minutes
The Board fulfills its mandate to promote the Mission of Providence Care through regular meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the Month from September through June. Meetings are open to the public but seating is limited.
For more information, or if you are interested in attending a Providence Care Board meeting, contact Chandra Davies, Director of Governance and Corporate Secretary, at 613-544-4900, Ext. 53359. Please see the Board Minutes page for a full record of meetings.
Community representatives are elected by our Sponsor with consideration given to a range of criteria including skills and experience, representation from a variety of communities within Providence Care’s catchment region, gender mix, ethnic background, experience as a client or family member with Providence Care’s services, personal integrity, and willingness to promote the Mission of Providence Care.
The Board of Directors is constituted as follows:
Thirteen (13) persons elected by our Sponsor, the Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO), including:
- One (1) person designated by the Sponsor;
- Two (2) Francophone representatives;
- One (1) Cross-Representative from University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF); and
- One (1) Board of Directors representative from University Hospitals Kingston Foundation;
- Principal and Vice-Chancellor from Queen’s University or delegate.
Four (4) ex-officio directors of Providence Care as follows:
- President and Chief Executive Officer;
- President, Medical Advisory Committee (MAC);
- Chair, Medical Staff Association; and
- Chief Nursing Executive.
Standing Committees of the Board
The Executive Committee acts for the Board when authorized, or when time does not permit the full Board to meet.
The role of the Governance Committee is to advise the Board of Directors on matters relating to the Board’s governance structure and processes, the evaluation of the Board’s effectiveness, and the recruitment and education of Board members.
Performance Assurance and Quality Committee
The role of the Performance Assurance and Quality Committee is to assure the performance of the organization and to serve as the quality committee of the Board for the purpose of the Excellent Care for All Act 2010.
The role of the Audit Committee is to provide oversight for the financial reporting obligation of the organization on behalf of the Board of Directors.