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 for outstanding patient care today, tomorrow and in the future. Directors are chosen for their skill, competency, 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 15 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.
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.
Applications Always Welcome
If you are able to devote at least 15 hours per month in meeting preparation, attendance, committee work and special events, we want to hear from you. Although the formal 2016 recruitment process is now closed, applications are always kept on file in the event that a vacancy arises. Every applicant for nomination to the Board of Directors is required to complete and submit 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.
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.
For further information or ask questions, feel free to contact the Board Liaison Office at 705-789-0022, ext. 2342.