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St. Joseph’s Health System


Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Health System was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for delivery of health and social services and takes pride in a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Today, the Sisters’ mission shapes and informs our unique culture, which is the hallmark of our service. Their legacy lives through each one of our physicians, staff, researchers, learners, donors and volunteers of St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS). Our system encompasses four cities, with over eight thousand staff serving a population of over 2 million. SJHS is a sought-after leader in the delivery of integrated care, which is transforming patient care and outcomes.

SJHS is one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care and a member of the Catholic Health Care Alliance of Canada. Our member organizations each offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice care, community outreach, and mental health and addiction.

Living the Legacy. Compassionate Care. Faith. Discovery.

On behalf of the individuals and families we are privileged to serve, we will:

  • Deliver an integrated high-quality care experience
  • Respect our rich diversity
  • Always remain faithful to our Roman Catholic values and traditions
  • Pursue and share knowledge

We commit ourselves to demonstrate in all that we undertake, the vision and values that inspire our Founder, the Sisters of St. Joseph. These are:

  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Justice
  • Responsibility
  • Enquiry

Position Description:

The St. Joseph’s Health System Boards of Directors are seeking to appoint new members to our Board of Directors and Board committees to ensure we continue to develop the capacity and skills to oversee the governance of our six organizations; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and Margaret’s Place Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home Care (Hamilton), St. Joseph’s Life Care (Brantford) and Stedman Community House Hospice, St. Joseph’s Home Centre Guelph, St. Mary’s General Hospital (Kitchener-Waterloo).

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. The Board of Directors meets 4 – 6 times a year with additional meetings and committee meetings as required. We expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the St. Joseph’s Health System Board of Directors, including, but not limited to those skills listed below. Prospective candidates will be considered based on equal weighting of the following criteria:

  • Fit with the organizational Mission, Values and Culture;
  • Alignment of experience and influence that represents value added to champion our strategic goals;
  • Required skills and abilities to meet accepted good governance standards;
  • The goal of prioritizing, supporting and investing in diversity, inclusion, and equity to reflect our community and diverse stakeholders.

The Board of Directors are currently seeking candidates with the below skills and experience:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Public Affairs and Communications
  • Corporate Governance

How to Apply:

Please submit a CV and a covering letter to Ms. Diane Martin at Your covering letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills. Prospective applicants who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing Board members and Management.

We thank all who apply although only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Board of Directors Term of Office

The duration of a term of office is one three-year term which is reviewed with an option of renewal.


Applications are welcome throughout the year; however, the cut-off date for applications for the 2022-23 Board year is April, 2022.