Board Committees

There are three standing committees of the WWLHIN Board of Directors – Governance, Finance and Audit and the Nominating Committee.

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee has the responsibility for overseeing the financial health of the WWLHIN corporation by ensuring that appropriate controls and accountabilities exist with respect to finance and areas of material risk.

Members are appointed annually for a one-year term and include three members of the Board of Directors; representatives from the community, the board chair; the CEO, non voting member; and an administrative lead, non voting member.

Governance Committee

The WWLHIN Board will be guided by the following guidelines:

  • Be the governors and leaders of the system

  • Be an engaged board

  • Be transformational leaders

  • Lead with a clear, unifying vision

  • Focus on patients/residents and quality

  • Align the efforts of stakeholders through forward-focused discussion and direction, and engaging in collaborative governance

  • Provide oversight to a world-class health system leadership organization

The Governance Committee has the responsibility for establishing, monitoring and evaluating board development and processes, and the recruitment of new board and board committee members. Members are appointed annually for a one-year term and include three members of the Board of Directors including the Committee Chair; the board chair, non voting member; the CEO, non voting member; and an administrative lead, non voting member.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for the WWLHIN Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining the board, you will need to obtain an application form from the Public Appointments Secretariat Website at www.pas.gov.on.ca. For more information please call Deb Ruprecht, Executive Assistant/Corporate Coordinator at 519-650-4472 x 220.

Local Health Integration Networks are governed by an appointed Board of Directors and bound by accountability agreements with the Ministry.

Board members are appointed by an Order-in-Council. They are selected using a merit-based process, where candidates assessed for the fit between their skills and abilities and the needs of the Local Health Integration Network. The appointment process is transparent and consistent - with clear and understandable guidelines applied to all Board member appointments.

Board members are expected to possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills, and have an understanding of local health issues, needs and priorities. The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network’s inaugural Board of Directors reached its full complement of nine members in June 2006. Succeeding board membership will entail an ongoing community process initiated by the Local Health Integration Network Board, to help identify and recommend potential board candidates. This process is led by a Board-appointed Nominating Committee.