The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 02 April 2019.


Letters of Resignation – The Board of Directors accepted with regret the resignations of Ms. Brenda Petersen and Ms. Juliette Payette.


Ontario Health Restructuring – The slide deck from the Catholic Health Association of Ontario conference which Mr. Desnoyers and Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire attended a few weeks ago is now available and will be sent to Board Members.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included:  Long-Term Care Service Accountability Agreement (L-SAA) Schedule E re Declaration of Compliance (approved and signed), Corporate Health and Safety Policy (approved), Fall Strategic Planning Session (confirmed for 12 September 2019), Good News Item (St. Joseph’s Villa was voted the Standard-Freeholder 2018 Readers’ Choice for Long-Term Care facilities, Census Data (the wait list for a Long-Term Care bed in our facility is increasing), Volunteers’ Tea (to be held on 10 April 2019), and Hospital Service Accountability Agreement (circulated for information).  Also discussed:

Ontario Health Team (OHT) – We are expecting the requirements soon to set up OHTs.  Different models are being proposed.  Once more details and the Province’s formal OHT budget are known, we will have more insight on how to move forward.


Ethical Issues – The Board agreed that ethical issues would be reviewed quarterly by the Board of Directors and this has been added to its Workplan.


Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde reviewed the statements.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ended 28 February 2019 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for February 2019.

AUXILIARY REPORT – Mrs. Vincelli highlighted her report.  A donation of $20,000 was made to the Centre by the Auxiliary at their Annual General Meeting held Thursday, 21 March 2019.  The Auxiliary was pleased to recognize Tammie Menard, on the occasion of her retirement.  Mr. Desnoyers thanked the Auxiliary team for their ongoing efforts and generosity.


Hotel Dieu (HD) Signage Title Clarification – The Board of Directors agreed to include the wording “Restore and Rehab Centre” to our HD signage and programme pamphlets to help differentiate services between our programmes and an acute hospital setting.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – The Centre’s Education Calendar for April 2019 was circulated to the Board of Directors for information.  There will be a Governance Education Day on April 10th in Perth for all Board Members who have registered.  The Ontario Hospital Association and Governance Centre educational opportunities were also circulated for information.


The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 15 May 2019 at noon in the Boardroom.

The Annual Meeting will be held on that day.


Summary of the April 2019 Board of Directors Meeting