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Board and Committee Member Recruitment


St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and St. Joseph’s Home Care.


The St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG) are seeking to appoint new Board Trustees and Community members to Board committees to ensure we continue to develop the capacity and skills to oversee the governance of our three organizations: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and St. Joseph’s Home Care.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Board Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 6 Board meetings per year in addition to Board Committee and/or Sub-Committee meetings.  Community Members are expected to attend a minimum of 4-6 Board Committee meetings per year.  Meetings may be virtual format (telephonic or electronic) or in person with a minimum of 2-3 in person meetings per Board year.

We expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors, including, but not limited to those skills listed below. Prospective candidates will be considered based on equal weighting of the following criteria:

  • Fit with the organizational Mission, Values and Culture;
  • Alignment of experience and influence that represents value added to champion our strategic goals;
  • Required skills and abilities to meet accepted good governance standards;
  • The goal of prioritizing, supporting and investing in diversity, inclusion, and equity to reflect our community and diverse stakeholders.

 Relevant Skills:

Board & Governance

Finance & Audit

Health Academic Leadership/Relationships



Faith Based Leadership

Government Relations

Health Industry & Market Knowledge


Risk Management

Elder Care

Healthcare Administration

Home Care/Community Care/ Public Health

Private Sector Management

Stakeholder Engagement

Experience with Partnerships

Healthcare Ethics

Human Resources

Quality & Patient Safety Management

Strategic Planning

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Capital Projects

Local Healthcare Programs/Services


This year our particular focus is on the following skill sets and experience:

  • Information Technology (IT) - Cyber Security
  • Healthcare Academic Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Private Sector Management
  • Quality & Patient Safety Management


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: As a premier academic and research healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a lasting future for our community through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. Our threefold mission is to provide dynamic research, revolutionary methods in health sciences education, and the highest standard of clinical care in a spirit of compassion, innovation and commitment. SJHH has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. The Hospital is particularly well known for excellence in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer surgery and eye care. We are also recognized as a leading academic and research centre. SJHH recently installed a state-of-the-art digital Health Information System, making it the first academic health sciences centre in Canada to implement the same system as leading North American hospitals Kaiser Permanente and the Cleveland Clinic. SJHH has now reached Level 6 (on a scale of 7) of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) scale of digital technology, making us one of 13 Canadian hospitals (top 2%) at the forefront of using digital technology to improve patient health.

St. Joseph’s Home Care: To meet with the ever-increasing demands for health care whether traditional or alternative, St. Joseph's Home Care provides a multitude of services in response to the community need. The St. Joseph's Home Care mandate is to help people including the frail, elderly, and disabled lead more independent lives. We do this through our nursing, personal and home support and volunteer services, as well as our Constant Care, Palliative Care, Healing Touch, With Seniors in Mind, and Corporate Health programs tailored to meet the needs of the individual. 

St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas: St. Joseph's Villa's has built a new vision of long-term care, one that understands that "there's no place like home". Over $70 million in new buildings have transformed the Villa and Estates into a modern home with a continuum of care, able to meet the needs of seniors and their families now and into the future. The Margaret and Charles Juravinski Wing and the Anne and Neil McArthur Family Wing, having opened in 2004, provide wheelchair accessible "resident home areas", each with 20 to 25 spacious rooms, private washrooms, dining, leisure activity, and living rooms to replace current multiple-bed wards. 

St. Joseph’s Health System: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and St. Joseph’s Home Care are members of the St. Joseph’s Health System. Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph's Health System was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for delivery of health and social services and takes pride in a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Today, we are one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations each offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health.

How to Apply:

Please submit a CV and a covering letter to Anita Rombough @

Your covering letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills. Prospective applicants who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing Board members and Management in March. Please note that successful applicants will require a Police Record & Vulnerable Sector Check.

We thank all who submit an application although further contact and possible interviews do not occur for everyone.

Board Trustee Term of Office

The duration of terms is for a period of 3 years and terms may be renewed two further times for up to 9 years of service in total.

Community Members Term of Office

The duration of terms is 1- two (2) year term which is reviewed annually with an option of a second (2) year term for up to 4 years of service in total.


Applications are welcome throughout the year; however, the cut-off date for applications for the 2024-2025 Board year is January 19th, 2024.