Board of directors recruitment


Join our Board of Directors

Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) is a leading acute care hospital with more than 2,700 staff and physicians and annual revenues of $225 million. It serves more than 500,000 patients each year through a range of advanced acute and critical care programs, surgeries, diagnostic services, childbirth, mental health, rehabilitation, and geriatric care.

QCH is currently looking to fill Board and/or Community Member vacancies with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

    • Legal
    • Cyber Security
    • Government Relations
    • IT and Digital Services
    • Finance

Our Board and Board Committees are made up of volunteers. These Board positions provide stewardship to the organization, set the strategic direction, and monitor organizational and strategic risk.


At Queensway Carleton Hospital, we deeply value and celebrate the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as they are integral to the enrichment of our health care environment. We believe that by fostering an inclusive and diverse community, we can achieve our mission of providing exceptional healthcare services to all individuals with compassion and respect. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our Board of Directors including, but not limited to women, racial or ethnic minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

At Queensway Carleton Hospital, we are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodating the needs of all candidates throughout the entire selection process. Our dedicated team is readily available to assist individuals with any inquiries or concerns regarding accessibility and accommodations at any stage of our nomination process. We invite you to reach out and let us know how we can best support you. We look forward to welcoming diverse talent into our team and continuing to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.


Please review our Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Priorities and our Governance Structure.


Board Director Competencies

Collectively, the Board is to have expertise in:

    • Governance;
    • Strategic management;
    • Leadership of complex organizations;
    • Financial management;
    • Organizational effectiveness;
    • Human resources;
    • Quality and risk management;
    • Information technology and digital services;
    • Social and community services;
    • Community and government relations;
    • Law;
    • Health system and its regulatory environment;
    • Issues affecting the health system and the people served by QCH.

QCH seeks a Board that informs dialogue and supports strong decision-making, reflects the community it serves, and has the ability to identify and question biases. The Board should therefore reflect diverse identity representations from a variety of ethnic, language, gender, cultural, and historical backgrounds and perspectives.



Governance Experience

It is important that Board Member candidates understand the responsibilities of being a Board Member and have the necessary experience to contribute to decision-making and oversight, therefore, prior Board/governance experience is an asset. QCH’s recruitment practice follows the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.



Time Commitment and Expectations

Board Members are also expected to contribute to the organization by:

    • Attending and actively participating in all Board and Committee meetings (virtually or in-person as required);
    • Attend QCH Board social events from time to time

The Board meetings are on a set schedule of approximately eight regular monthly meetings on Wednesdays. Board work is supported by Board Committees which focus on governance, quality, finance, and human resources. Board Members serve on a Board Committee and attend a retreat and four education sessions annually.



Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest

The Nominations Committee reviews and updates the skills matrix, interviews prospective candidates and provides recommendations to the Board for new members. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is a great opportunity for someone to use their skills and experience to help make a difference in our community.


Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!