North York General Hospital (NYGH) is affiliated with the University of Toronto and one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals, offering its culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across multiple sites. Through partnerships, collaboration and academic endeavours, NYGH seeks to set new standards for patient and family centred care. As a learning organization, NYGH is committed to developing its people. It supports each person on their journey to be the best they can be, focusing on delivering excellent patient care and high-quality service. NYGH recently attained Accreditation Canada’s’ highest level of achievement, Exemplary Standing.
The NYGH Strategic Plan 2020-2025, Thinking Beyond, was shaped by the input and ideas of thousands of patients, families, staff, physicians, learners, researchers, volunteers, donors, partners, residents, and health system leaders. As a leading academic community hospital in Canada, NYGH is constantly thinking beyond the present to make health care better through knowledge, discovery and training the next generation.
Based on the current skills mix of the Board, there is a need for Governors with senior executive experience in the private or public sector, with the knowledge and expertise in overseeing capital development projects, and in government relations expertise to support the advancement, approval, and delivery of major capital projects. Additionally, a priority for our organization would be individuals who have experience in health care research, innovation and academia. While not critical, ideal candidates would be members of the broader NYGH geographic community. Regardless of the professional competencies, we seek experienced governors who have held or hold board positions in both the private and public sectors.
We have a strong desire to have our Board closely reflect the diverse populations served by the hospital. As a result, we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ2S+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.