Governance Framework


Category: Board of Health
Subject: Governance Framework
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.45.01.500
Effective Date: October 5, 2016


The Board of Health (BOH) for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is created by statute pursuant to the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) to superintend, provide or ensure the provision of the health programs and services required by the HPPA and its Regulations to the persons who reside in the County of Wellington, County of Dufferin and the City of Guelph. The BOH shall also perform such other functions as are required by or under the HPPA or any other Legislative Act.

Members of the BOH are appointed under the HPPA either by a Municipal Council or by the Province of Ontario. The City of Guelph shall appoint three members, the County of Wellington shall appoint three members, and the County of Dufferin shall appoint two members. The Province of Ontario may appoint up to seven members to the BOH.

The BOH members are responsible for selecting officers for the BOH. The election of officers is held at the inaugural meeting of the BOH for each calendar year in accordance with By-Law 1 section 5.11. Terms of office run until the next inaugural meeting of the year following the election. The BOH selects three officers, Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer.



This policy applies to all members of the BOH.


Corresponding Procedure:  N/A
CA.45.01.200  Medical Officer of Health/CEO Performance Appraisal
CA.45.01.502  Board of Health Self-Evaluation
Appendix A  BOH Chair Role and Responsibilities
Appendix B  BOH Vice Chair Role and Responsibilities
Appendix C  BOH Secretary/Treasurer Role and Responsibilities
Appendix D  BOH Member Role and Responsibilities


Chair of the Board of Health


Chair of the Board of Health