December 9, 2022

CHSO Is Recruiting Individuals to Join the Board of Directors

(Application Deadline Friday, March 31, 2023)

Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario (CHSO) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation with charitable status. Founded in 1998, CHSO provides sponsorship to 22 organizations originally established by seven congregations of religious sisters. These organizations collectively provide programs and services across the continuum of care in 10 communities across Ontario.

As sponsor, the Board of CHSO has key responsibilities as the only Members (shareholders/owners) of each CHSO-sponsored organization. These are known as “reserved powers” and include:

  • To approve the appointment ofthe Board of Directors and CEO of each sponsored organization;
  • To approve the administrative Bylaw of each sponsored organization;
  • To approve any change to the sponsored organization’s mission or philosophy;
  • To approve any integration or merger; and
  • To approve any major financial decision.


CHSO is governed by a skills-based Board of Directors and is guided by a multi-year strategic plan and vision – Healthy Communities and Care for All. The Board of Directors is seeking to expand its overall skills profile and experience to promote effective succession planning. We are recruiting new Board Directors who have demonstrated leadership and governance experience, and a willingness to actively support the Mission, Vision and Values of CHSO and of Catholic health care, social services and beyond.

Commitment to Mission

A thorough and careful selection process will ensure that the values and mission of Catholic health care are preserved and held in high esteem. CHSO welcomes persons of all faith traditions. There is no requirement to be Catholic; however, Directors are expected to have an understanding and commitment to Catholic health care and social services. Collectively, Directors should reflect the   diversity of the community and support the common core values of quality and compassionate care for those to whom we minister. This ensures the tradition of Jesus’ healing Ministry and that the legacy of the founding congregations is continued.

For 2023, to complement the existing Board of Directors’ background, the Board is interested in hearing from leaders with any of the following experience profiles: Grass Roots Ministry, Missi on Integration, Legal Background in Canon Law, or Representation from a Religious Community. We also welcome leaders with backgrounds in:

  • Stakeholder/Community Engagement
  • Social Justice
  • Health Leadership
  • Social determinants of health
  • Advocacy

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board of Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario, please click HERE to learn more and submit an application. If you would like to receive further information, please click HERE to email CHSO President and CEO Beth Johnson.