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SJHH / Quality & Performance/ Professional Advisory Committee

Professional Advisory Committee (PAC)

About Us

The mandate of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is to advance and support both  discipline specific and interdisciplinary professional practice at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH).  The PAC and its members support this professional practice through advancement of the pillars of professional practice, clinical service, education, leadership, innovation in practice and research.

The PAC is comprised of twenty health professional disciplines and corporate members.  The disciplines include regulated professions recognized under the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Social Work and Social Services Work Act, and unregulated professions that meet the requirements of the committee. Each discipline has a Professional Practice Lead. 

Health Professionals Excellence in Practice Awards 2018 - Event Information & Submission Form

The responsibilities and goals of the Professional Practice Lead (PPL) and PAC are to: 

  • Ensure standards of care, education and research are based on best practices; and meet relevant policy, regulation and legislation;

  • Provide leadership in change processes and ongoing quality improvement;

  • Represent professional practice issues in decision making at SJHH;

  • Enhance the profile of SJHH with external agencies;

  • Support recruitment and retention of excellent professional staff;

  • Contribute to the achievement of the strategic directions for SJHH.

  • Support recruitment and retention of excellent professional staff;

  • Contribute to the achievement of the strategic directions for SJHH. 

Each year the PAC collaborates with others to move forward projects, provide education and events to achieve these goals.  Please review our annual report to see the achievements of this committee.


“As leaders in professional practice we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through collaboration, accountability, and integration of excellence in professional practice that promotes clinical care, education and research across St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.”

News and Events

The 2021 PAC Interprofessional Research Award Program is now accepting applications. These awards are aimed to foster ongoing research activity conducted by professionals from across the health disciplines, facilitate initial pilot data to support future external research funding applications, and serve as a catalyst to take new research ideas to action.
Award details and the application form can be found here. Submit applications by email to Tiffany Johnston ( Applications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017-18 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Meet Our Health Professionals

Addiction Services Annual Report 

Audiology Annual Report

Clinical Nutrition Annual Report

Diagnostic Services Annual Report

Dialysis Technology Annual Report

Medical Laboratory Technology Annual Report

Nursing Annual Report

Occupational Therapy Annual Report 

Peer Support Annual Report

Pharmacy Annual Report

Physiotherapy Annual Report

Polysomnography Annual Report

Psychology Annual Report

Respiratory Therapy Annual Report

Social Work Annual Report

Speech-Language Pathology Annual Report 

Spiritual Care Annual Report

Therapeutic Recreation Annual Report

Vocational Services Annual Report