Board of directors recruitment


Join our Board of Directors

Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) is a leading acute care hospital with more than 2,700 staff and physicians and annual revenues of $225 million. It serves more than 500,000 patients each year through a range of advanced acute and critical care programs, surgeries, diagnostic services, childbirth, mental health, rehabilitation, and geriatric care.

QCH is currently looking to fill Board and/or Community Member vacancies with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Legal
  • Indigenous Reconciliation (including the ability to provide expert oversight and insight regarding the hospital’s efforts to improve healthcare and cultural practices)
  • IT, digital services, cyber security
  • Social and community service relations
  • Government relations

Our Board and Board Committees are made up of volunteers. These Board positions provide stewardship to the organization, set the strategic direction, and monitor organizational and strategic risk.

QCH welcomes and encourages applicants who reflect the diversity of our community. We will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please inform us if you require any accommodation throughout the process.


Please review our Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Priorities and our Governance Structure.


Board Director Competencies

Collectively, the Board is to have expertise in:

  • Governance;
  • Strategic management;
  • Leadership of complex organizations;
  • Financial management;
  • Organizational effectiveness;
  • Human resources;
  • Quality and risk management;
  • Information technology and digital services;
  • Social and community services
  • Community and government relations;
  • Law;
  • Health system and its regulatory environment;
  • Issues affecting the health system and the people served by QCH

QCH seeks a Board that informs dialogue and supports strong decision-making, reflects the community it serves, and has the ability to identify and question biases. The Board should therefore reflect diverse identity representations from a variety of ethnic, language, gender, cultural, and historical backgrounds and perspectives.

Governance Experience

It is preferred that candidates have prior Board/governance experience, but this is not required. It is important that Board Member candidates understand the responsibilities of being a Board Member and have the necessary experience to contribute to decision-making and oversight. QCH’s recruitment practice follows the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Time Commitment and Expectations

Board Members are also expected to contribute to the organization by:

  • Attending and actively participating in all Board and Committee meetings (virtually or in-person as required);
  • Attend QCH Board social events from time to time

The Board meetings are on a set schedule of approximately eight regular monthly meetings on Wednesdays. Board work is supported by Board Committees which focus on governance, quality, finance, and human resources. Board Members serve on a Board Committee and attend a retreat and four education sessions annually.

Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

The Nominations Committee reviews and updates the skills matrix, interviews prospective candidates and provides recommendations to the Board for new members. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please complete the form below to submit your application to the Nominations Committee. The deadline is January 31, 2023.

This is a great opportunity for someone to use their skills and experience to help make a difference in our community.