REPORT FROM THE BOARD
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors was held on 07 October 2021.
Mr. Desnoyers welcomed Ms. Keays Irving and Ms. McEvoy-Robertson to their first Board
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Membership Response re Appointment of New Board Members -APPROVED (verbal)
Membership Response re resignation of Mr. Robertson -APPROVED (verbal)
Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire’s report included: Safe Re-opening of the Centre post COVID-19
(volunteers and Auxiliary Members have returned to the Centre, renovations to the Wood’s Gift
Shop, 90s’/100s’ Club), Dementia Care (Dementia Care course at St. Lawrence College
postponed due to lack of enrollment), the Upper Canada and Cornwall Area (UCCA) Ontario
Health Team [OHT] (approved as one of the 50 OHTs across Ontario), AdvantAge Ontario
Innovative Awards – SJCCC honourable mention, Remote Care Monitoring [RCM] (first referral from the Cornwall Paramedics for the RCM Falls Prevention program accepted) and Census Data. Also discussed:
Vaccination – The Board of Directors approved that all staff at St. Joseph’s Villa and Hotel Dieu
Hospital provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a valid medical exemption by 15 November
2021. Employees who fail to meet the requirement to be fully vaccinated will be suspended
without pay until the employee provides proof of being fully vaccinated. The Employer may also
take further action, including termination of employment, in specific circumstances including a
prolonged failure to comply with this requirement.
Miscellaneous-Policies – The Board of Directors approved the following policies as reviewed.
-Corporate Policy#3-a-66 re Privacy Breach Management;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-67 re Privacy Logging and Auditing;
-Corporate Policy #3-a-68 re Privacy and Security Training; and
-Corporate Policy #3-a-69 re Privacy Inquiries and Complaints.
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, FINANCE AND PERSONNEL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (CPFPRC)
Financial Statements – The Board of Directors approved the Financial Statements for the Period Ended 31 August 2021 as presented.
Management Fiduciary Statement – The Board of Directors approved the Management
Fiduciary Statement for August 2021.
The gift shop is undergoing a complete transformation. The Auxiliary Members are looking
forward to serving visitors, residents, patients and staff. The Auxiliary will have their first meeting back in the Centre in October.
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND BRANDING COMMITTEE
The Board of Directors approved that Ms. Cindy-Ann Drouin be appointed to the Public
Relations and Branding Committee.
2021-Case Mix and Nursing and Personal Care Funding
Steadily, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s Case Mix Index (CMI) is decreasing. One of the
major issues currently in Ontario is that Long-Term Care homes may not have the same data
collection approach and results are not comparable from home to home. AdvantAge Ontario
currently has a huge campaign surrounding this issue. The Board of Directors has agreed to put forward a letter to AdvantAge Ontario to express that
this is an issue that is important to SJCCC. Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire has been asked to draft a letter
to AdvantAge Ontario and bring it at the next Board of Directors meeting for approval. Once
approved, Mr. Desnoyers and Mrs. Lafrance-Allaire will sign it. As for now, all SJCCC can do is
continue to act ethically and capture the data well.
Standing Item: Annual Workplan – The workplan for the month of October was
The next regular Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 02 November
2021 at noon via video conference due to COVID-19.