​​​​​​​​The Ontario Hospital Association’s Governance Centre of Excellence (GCE) support directors by providing them with practical, evidence-informed governance resources; highly relevant learning offerings; and a variety of opportunities to connect with emerging issues and peer directors. The GCE offers a suite of open enrolment programs in which we draw upon an extensive network of governance experts in addition to leveraging OHA’s deep and proprietary knowledge of the sector and issues.

Upcoming Governance Programs

Effective Governance for Quality and Patient Safety​ - March 26, 2019

Rural and Northern Health Care Leadership Conference - May 7-9, 2019

Advanced Board Program for the Health Care Sector​ - May 9-10, 2019


Customized Governance Programs

We are 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 the sector and issues.

Learn more about custom governance learning >


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. The tool was designed with a wide health care sector audience in mind and is appropriate for both hospital and non-hospital organizations. It is based on the framework of the Guide to Good Governance, third edition, and was developed to complement the Guide.
The 2019 Board Self-Assessment Tool will be available from March 4 to June 4 and September 4 to December 4.  Registration for the Tool will be availble unnder the 'Tools And Resources' section (below) at this time.

For more information, check out our FAQ document found here.​

Tools and Resources

Take a look at some our governance resources created to support the ever-changing role of the board.

Board Self-Assessment Tool - For Hospitals 2019

Board Self-Assessment Tool - For Not for Profit 2019​

Guide to Good Governance

Guide to Good Governance for Not-for-Profit and Charitable Organizations

Quality and Patient Safety Governance Toolkit

Professional Staff Credentialing Toolkit

Role of the Board and Board Quality Committee in Patient Safety and Critical Incidents

​Additional Resources

21 Questions:Guidance for healthcare boards on what they should ask senior leaders about risk​​