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Recruiting New Directors and Community Representatives 2023-24


Bruyère, a Catholic academic healthcare organization inspired by the values and legacy of the Sisters of Charity, is recruiting volunteers to join its Board of Directors as directors and community representatives.


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About Bruyère – Together, making each life better

Bruyère plays a vital role in the National Capital Region’s healthcare system. Our specialized hospitals, family medicine centres, long-term care homes, and supportive and independent living for older adults are serving over 1000 people each day across our four campuses in the Byward Market, Centretown, Old Ottawa South and Orleans.

About the Board of Directors

Our members care deeply about their community and believe we can work together with partners across the health care system to ensure individuals receive timely and appropriate access to care when they need it.

Bruyère’s Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance of the organization including oversight of strategic direction, quality of care and stewardship of resources. The Board is comprised of 16 directors – 15 members from the broader community, one representative from the University of Ottawa, and four ex-officio members.

Directors and community representatives are elected for a one or two-year term with eligibility for re election up to a maximum of eight years.


Skill and experience

We seek to fill vacancies for three directors and several community representatives. Community representatives serve as voting members on committees and attend board meetings in a non-voting capacity. Ideal candidates are committed to Bruyère’s mission to provide holistic care, respecting the diversity of all. We welcome applicants who reflect the diversity and characteristics of our teams and the people we serve.

Candidates should have sound knowledge of the healthcare environment or have played an active leadership role in their community with experience in one or more of areas below. Previous board or governance experience is an asset.

  • Healthcare administration and policy
  • Non-profit business background
  • Previous senior management or clinical leadership in healthcare
  • A patient, resident or loved one served by Bruyère programs or services

How to apply?

Complete an application and send it to our board liaison boardrelations@bruyere.org by April 7, 2023. Please include a letter to highlight your skills and a résumé outlining your qualifications. Refer to these policies outlining director responsibilities and community representative responsibilities. For more information, contact our board liaison or visit www.bruyere.org.

If selected as a candidate, the application process includes a face-to-face interview. As a new director and community representative, you will receive a comprehensive orientation and be assigned a mentor to guide your growth and development.