The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 06 April 2021.

Membership Response re Change of Bylaws (all Committees should read “from among its numbers”) WRITTEN APPROVAL PENDING.

Membership Response re Change of Bylaws (Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. PENDING.

Membership Response re Change of Bylaws (Remove Coordinator of Administration Services from Branding Committee) PENDING.

Held at the residence of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph in Montreal on March 25, 2021. The medal was presented to Sister Nicole Gaudet, rhsj. Sister Gaudet was the last Religious Hospitaller of St. Joseph to have worked as a staff member at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Montreal.

ADMINISTRATION REPORT – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Annual Report to the Sponsor 2019 (completed and submitted to CHI), Service Accountability Agreements (SAAs) – Extension (approved), Ontario Health Team (OHT) Application, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities [CARF] (CARF Accreditation was completed 26 March 2021), Vaccination Identification, Good News Items (thank you note from a family member and Cathy Pidgeon, an employee who retired after 30 years of service) and Census Data. Also discussed:

COVID-19 – Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire presented a poster regarding the COVID-19 Response at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC). The poster was created by the Community Engagement Officer at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre. The COVID-19 Response @ SJCCC poster will be shared with residents, patients and their families, employees and the public through social media, emails, mailouts as well as posting them throughout the Centre.

The Board of Directors had a lengthy conversation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and strategies on how to encourage more staff to get the vaccine. A vaccination campaign at SJCCC will be launched to help encourage employees to get vaccinated.

Corporate Policy Review – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed:

-Corporate Policy #3-a-10 re Complementary Services Offered by Regulated Health Professionals (RHPs) Not Employed by St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-15 re Contracts – Affiliation Agreements; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-18 re Contracts – Services and Projects.

Financial Statements – Ms. Lalonde reviewed the statements.  The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the period ended 28 February 2021 as presented.

Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management Fiduciary Statement for February 2021.

2021 Medical Staff Reapplications – Dr. M. Yitemben Tchouatieu was reappointed by the Board to the medical staff for 2021 for the privileges previously held, as recommended by the Professional Advisory Committee.

Board of Directors Policy to Review
The Board of Directors approved Board of Directors policy #2-a-8 re Executive Committee.

Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of April was reviewed.

Standing Item: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) – A DEI workshop has been scheduled with Miller Thomson for 08 April 2021 from 11:00 to 13:00 hours. The Board of Directors, the Senior Team as well as Dr. Robert Stewart and Mr. David Levangie have been invited to participate.

CARF – The Board felt it was necessary to formally commend the Leadership Team as well as all SJCCC staff on their excellent performance during the CARF accreditation process. The results speak for themselves and demonstrate the level of care and dedication of everyone that works at SJCCC.


The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at noon via video conference due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019.
The Annual Meeting will be held on that day.


Summary of the April 2021 Board of Directors Meeting