Become a Board Member

Members of the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) Board of Directors play a vital role in providing effective governance and strategic leadership that supports providing outstanding patient care today and into the future. Directors are chosen for their skill, knowledge and experience, which will support the Mission and Vision of MAHC. Annually in the Spring or with unexpected Director vacancies, the Board, through the Nominations Committee, identifies vacancy requirements.

As a Board member you will be able to devote at least 20 hours per month in meeting preparation, attendance, committee work and special events. In addition to the qualifications and eligibility requirements outlined below, review the Position Description for a full description of the responsibilities and expectations of all Directors.

Applications Always Welcome

The formal recruitment process for 2016/17 is now closed.  However, applications are kept on file and reviewed in the Spring or when unexpected vacancies occur.  Apply by submitting an electronic application form.   To review the full application, qualifications and position profile in advance of submission, a printable copy is available for your convenience.  Application deadline is April 15, 2016.

Check back often for the application deadline for the Spring 2017 recruitment.  For more information email the Board Liaison Office or call 705-789-0022, ext. 2342.

Qualification of Directors

a) Every Director shall be eighteen (18) or more years of age.
b) No person who is an undischarged bankrupt shall become a Director.
c) Every Director shall meet at least one (1) of the criteria set out below:
     - be a person whose name appears on the then current municipal voters list for municipalities wholly within the Catchment Area; 
     - be a person whose name appears on the then current tax roll for municipalities wholly within the Catchment Area; 
     - be a person who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that they have resided in the Catchment Area for at least ninety (90) of the three hundred and sixty-five (365) days next preceding their application for membership; or 
     - be a person who is employed or carries on business in the Catchment Area.
d) No Excluded Person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Board of Directors except where otherwise provided in Bylaw.  For a full listing of Excluded Persons, please see the MAHC Bylaws.
e) Every Director shall be, ex-officio, a Member of the Corporation.

Terms of Office Restrictions

a) No person may serve as a Director for more terms than will constitute nine (9) consecutive years of service, except for the Chief Executive Officer; the Chief of Staff; the President of the Medical Staff; the Vice-President of the Medical Staff; and the Chief Nursing Executive
b) A former Director may serve as a Director following a break in continuous service of at least three (3) years.


The Nominations Committee reviews all applications and selects a short list to invite for interviews. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A Police Criminal Record Check is required.

Not sure you can commit to being a full Director, consider applying to be a community representative on a Standing Board Committee.