Serving on the Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors (Board) is a very rewarding experience, but it does require a significant time commitment. On average, a Board member will:

  • attend one Board meeting per month (generally the last Wednesday of the month)
  • spend time reading and preparing for the monthly Board meeting
  • participate on a committee(s)
  • attend two Board workshops per year as well as other educational events and community engagement activities

The Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living is responsible to appoint Board Members. The Board has developed the following Board Member characteristics to assist individuals who may be interested in serving on the Board. Ideally, Board Members:

  • have a working knowledge of governance by policy or a commitment to learn and use this style of governance
  • are team players and big picture thinkers
  • are forward looking and future oriented
  • are trusting and open to change
  • are respectful of all cultures
  • have the ability to commit the time required as a Board member including attendance of all Board, committee and workshop meetings
  • see themselves as representing all people within the boundaries of Southern Health-Santé Sud

Using the Provincial Nomination Form, nominations can be submitted at any time for future consideration in filling vacancies and the forms will be held on file for one year. Information regarding qualifications, general responsibilities of Board Members and nomination forms are available at the Southern Health-Santé Sud Regional Offices.

Information often asked when people considering submitting a nomination forms for the Southern Health-Santé Sud Board of Directors:

  • The time commitment for RHA Board Members includes but is not limited to:
    • monthly Board meetings (exception - July and August)
    • committee meetings, as required  
    • Annual Public Meeting, yearly in the fall
    • Board workshops, semi-annually
    • provincial and national conferences, including the Provincial Health Forum usually held annually in October and the National Healthcare Leadership Conference held annually in June
    • provincial and regional orientation for newly-appointed Board Members and existing members (interested in having a refresher)
  • Board Members are provided with ongoing educational opportunities through education sessions at each monthly Board meeting and attendance at various workshops and seminars
  • RHA Board Members are paid an annual stipend as set by the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living and receive expense reimbursement for all Board and committee meetings attended and for any business conducted at the direction of the Board. Board Members are reimbursed their mileage at the government approved kilometer rate
  • communication to the Board is via e-mail