Membership & Nominations Process
The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA), with the assistance of the Governance & Stakeholder Relations Committee and the Ad Hoc Nominating Committee, will recommend a slate of candidates for approval by voting members of the Corporation at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation.
Each year, the HPHA Board of Directors follows a process to attempt to ensure that at least four (4) Directors are eligible for a term re-appointment or retire from the Board after completing their 12 year term. Once vacancies, if any, are identified, the Board undertakes a recruitment and nomination process.
In recommending the slate of nominees for appointment to the HPHA Board of Directors, the Ad Hoc Nominating Committee will:
a) Seek nominations from the Local Advisory Committees, which will be given particular consideration;
b) Seek candidates by advertising in the local media and on the HPHA website;
c) Host an Information Session for interested individuals, providing an overview of the Alliance and the governance structure, reviewing roles, responsibilities, accountabilities and expectations of Directors;
d) Invite the submission of a formal application from interested individuals; >/br>e) Review applications and proceed with interviews of selected individuals; and
f) Provide a recommendation of a slate of officers to the HPHA Board of Directors through the Governance & Stakeholder Relations Committee.Qualifications and
No Excluded Person shall be eligible to serve on the Board, except where the Board by a two thirds (2/3) vote, determine that an individual who is an Excluded Person per the By-laws, may serve on the Board because there is greater benefit to the Alliance in that individual serving on the Board than the conflict of interest posed by the individual’s relationship with an employee of the Alliance or a member of the Professional Staff.
All new Directors will be required to participate in orientation programs as determined by the Board from time to time. Term of Office Restrictions: Except for the Physicians serving as ex officio Directors, no person may be elected or appointed a Director for more terms than will constitute twelve (12) consecutive years of service; provided, however, that following a break in the continuous service of at least one year the same person may be re-elected or re-appointed a Director. The ex officio Directors shall hold office until their successors are appointed in accordance with the By-Laws of the Corporations.
- Every Director shall be eighteen (18) years of age or more.
- No person who is not an Individual shall be a Director.
- No person who has been found under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 or under the Mental Health Act to be incapable of managing property shall be a Director.
- No person who has been found to be incapable by any court in Canada or elsewhere shall be a Director.
- A person who has the status of bankrupt.
The Directors of the Corporations shall serve as such without remuneration, and no Director shall directly or indirectly receive any profit from his or her position as such, provided that a Director may be paid reasonable expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties as a Director. Provided further that the ex officio Directors required to serve as Directors of the Corporations in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act or this By-Law may be paid for their services to the Corporations in any other capacity.