Board of Governors – North York General Hospital

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North York General Hospital (NYGH) is currently seeking experienced Board Governors and/or Community Members for the Board year commencing June 2024 and future Board succession planning. Board Governors will be joining at a pivotal time for NYGH, as the organization embarks on the creation of a new strategy and vision, growth and expansion through two groundbreaking capital redevelopment projects, under the leadership of a new President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Hospital

North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals, affiliated with the University of Toronto, offering their culturally diverse community a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across seven sites, and are an active member of North York Toronto Health Partners. NYGH has a budget of $485M and over 5000 dedicated staff, physicians, and volunteers.

Through partnerships, collaboration, and academic endeavours, NYGH seeks to set new standards for quality, safety, and people-centred care. NYGH achieved Accreditation Canada’s’ highest level of achievement, Exemplary Standing, was named Canada’s Number One Community Academic Hospital for 2023 by Newsweek Magazine and named one of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 by Forbes Magazine. These accolades are but a few of the accomplishments of this progressive healthcare institution, with continued aspirations of significant growth, bold innovation, and distinction.

With one of the fastest growing and most diverse populations in the Greater Toronto Area, NYGH is facing an unprecedented increase in patient volumes and service demand. As such, NYGH has embarked on the most ambitious expansion in its history, centred on a modern New Patient Care Tower addition and a new long-term care home development. Together they will be at the heart of a connected Campus of Care supporting the community at all life stages. The new Long Term Care Development will be amongst the largest in the province, featuring a progressive vision and design.

Board Governors & Community Members

NYGH is looking to attract executive-level Board candidates with experience in complex organizations, who can enhance the cultural and gender diversity composition of the Board to reflect the North York community they serve. Based on the current skills mix of the Board, there is a need for experienced governors with backgrounds and skills in the following areas:

  • Board Governance
  • Human Resources (labour relations, talent development, succession planning and organizational development)
  • Marketing, communications and branding
  • Technology and innovation (AI, cyber security)
  • Finance and accounting
  • Personal experience with hospital-related care as a patient, caregiver, or family member

Community members will bring skills, experience and knowledge to supplement the contribution of elected governors and designated representatives. Community members are a potential resource for succession planning and recruitment to the Board of Governors.

Regardless of the professional competencies, we seek experienced governors who have held or hold board positions in both the private and public sectors. While not critical, ideal candidates would be members of the broader NYGH geographic community.


Governors and community members will be elected for a term of two years and may serve for a maximum of ten years. Governors will be asked to sit on at least one of the five Committees of the Board (Governance and HR, Audit and Finance, Quality, Capital Development, or Research and Innovation).

The Board meets (6) times a year in September, November, January, March, May and June. Committees meet approximately four (4) to five (5) times a year, in advance of Board Meetings. Attendance is ideally in person, with the option to connect via video conference or telephone.


NYGH has a strong desire to have the Board closely reflect the diverse populations served by the hospital. As a result, they welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For additional information or a confidential conversation contact Hayley Becker, Partner at

North York General Hospital and Mirams Becker are equal-opportunity employers committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We respect, encourage, and celebrate diversity. We are committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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