Ministry has selected Governance Consultant to work with APH Board

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The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has engaged the Institute on Governance (IOG) as a consultant to assist with the appointment process of the District of Algoma Board of Health, and to ensure that tools and guidelines are developed which can be used by all boards of health in Ontario. The IOG has two specific deliverables for this project: To support skill based recruitment of the District of Algoma Board of Health and to develop a toolkit to support skill based boards for all Ontario boards of Health. “We welcome the opportunity to work with the IOG. This is a significant step forward to bringing our Board up to full complement and to ensuring that new board members that are nominated by the province and municipalities we serve have the diverse set of knowledge, skills and experience to provide governance that reflects current best practices,” said Tony Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer for Algoma Public Health. “The Board is very pleased to be continuing its development process and is happy the Ministry has followed through on its promised review that focuses specifically on board composition and recruitment which will assist not only Algoma but all public health boards across Ontario,” said Lee Mason, Chair, District of Algoma Board of Health. “We look forward to working with the IOG and assisting them with their consultations with our municipal partners.” The IOG will be visiting Algoma Public Health from January 26-28 to begin the process of interviewing current Board members, the Acting Medical Officer of Health, CEO, Executive staff and all municipal mayors in the district of Algoma. Follow up interviews will be scheduled at a later date if required. [author ]About the Institute on Governance Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Over the past 25 years, the IOG has advanced better understanding and practice of good governance in Canada, with federal, provincial, municipal and aboriginal governments, not-for-profit organizations, and in 35 other countries including most recently projects in Iraq, China and Botswana. Their work is marked by independent thought, innovation, collaboration, excellence, and a responsive and principled approach. They are uniquely positioned, as a truly independent, public purpose organization, to fill the need for knowledge, research and advice on good governance. It is a registered charitable organization. About Algoma Public Health (APH) Algoma Public Health (APH) is a public health agency committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice. APH has a main office in Sault Ste. Marie and three offices in the Algoma district: Blind River, Elliot Lake and Wawa. Learn more about Algoma Public Health’s organizational structure. We have 200 employees who deliver provincially legislated public health services and community programs. We are governed by an autonomous Board of Health and have strong community partnerships throughout the Algoma district. APH is one of 36 non-profit public health agencies funded by local and provincial governments. We work with individuals, families and community partners to promote and protect health and to prevent disease [/author]

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