The Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is interested in extraordinary individuals who are willing to devote their time, energy, funds, and talent to making an impact on health care at The Ottawa Hospital. Our board of dynamic business and community leaders is key to achieving the Hospital’s priorities of purchasing new equipment, expanding facilities and advancing critical research in its constant efforts to improve patient care and strive for health care excellence.
The Foundation’s board sets strategic direction, board policies, assists with fundraising and oversees the activities of the Foundation, ensuring that it is accountable in a transparent and prudent manner. The board is reflective of the community it serves, and is made up of men and women from all sectors of the community.
We select our board based on the experience and capabilities of each member and in consideration of specific skill sets required by the board. Candidates who are considering applying for a Foundation board position should be:
- Committed advocates of The Ottawa Hospital who will directly and indirectly support the fundraising efforts of the Foundation.
- Individuals perceived by both those inside and outside the Hospital as community leaders who will inspire philanthropic support and generate confidence in the governance of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
- Individuals who are willing to devote the time and energy necessary to perform the role of director. This includes time for board meetings, committee meetings and board orientation, as well as representing the Foundation with stewardship of major benefactors and attending Foundation events.
- Individuals capable of working positively and cooperatively with other directors and with the management and staff of the Foundation, and who understand the need to maintain solidarity and support for the Foundation, the Hospital, board and management, outside of the boardroom.
Board meetings are held quarterly, with an annual general meeting held in June. Additional commitments may arise which would require board members’ participation. Board members are normally elected to a three year term, with the possibility to serve up to three consecutive terms.
If you are interested in being considered as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors or Board Committee, please send your letter of intent and curriculum vitae to Tim Kluke, President and CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613)761-4295. The Nominating Committee will consider all applications in light of the vacancies available and specific skill sets required by the board. Board opportunities may be considered throughout the year. However, traditionally the Nominating Committee considers applications in advance of the Annual General Meeting in June.