The Ontario Hospital Association supports health care boards by providing directors with practical, evidence-informed governance resources; highly relevant learning programs; and a variety of opportunities to connect with emerging issues and peer directors. During this pandemic, we are committed to remaining agile and adpating governance learning and engagement opportunities to support member needs. Below are a few of the programs, resources and tools available to support hospital and health care governance in Ontario at this time.
How Effective is Your Board? Find Out for Yourself.
Boards that self-assess can better identify the areas in which they are performing well as a board, areas for improvement and areas of concern. The OHA's Board Self-Assessment Tool is an instrument for board learning that can improve board effectiveness, and, in turn, enhance organizational performance. It supports governance improvement on a voluntary basis and can help strengthen commitment to effective governance practices.
To ensure the OHA's Board Self-Assessment Tool can continue to provide boards with the necessary guidance for future planning and performance, the OHA will pause the offering of this tool for 2021. During this time, we will evaluate the tool in the context of the future needs of the sector and provide an update on its use for 2022.
Customized Governance Programs
The OHA is uniquely positioned to serve your governance learning needs in a range of areas such as integration of care, mergers, director liability, privacy, quality and patient safety, sector risks, board culture, and more. Our learning and engagement team draws upon an extensive network of governance experts in addition to leveraging the OHA's deep and proprietary knowledge of Ontario's health sector.
Governance Professionals Peer Learning Network
Governance professionals wear many hats. From strategic advisor and legal resource, to project manager and champion of their organization's mission and values, governance professionals play one of the most vital and challenging roles in health care governance.
To support this important role, the OHA has created the Governance Professionals Peer Learning Network designed for governnace professionals, board liaisons, corporate secretaries, executive assistants and anyone who supports the board and/or board committees.
This robust network provides the tools needed to be a more effective resource for your board leadership and management team, and to support the application of leading industry governance practices.
Tools and Resources
Take a look at some of our governance resources created to support the ever-changing role of the board.