Stewardship of Management Operations


Category: Board of Health
Subject: Stewardship of Management Operations
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.45.01.400
Effective Date: October 5, 2016


The Board of Health (BOH) for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is committed to confirming the highest standards of administration, ensuring Senior Management use a proactive, problem solving approach to establish its operational directions, organizational priorities and objectives and through its actions, ensure the Agency delivers effective programs, and functions in an efficient and effective manner.

Specifically, the BOH will ensure compliance with the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards (OPHOS) providing stewardship to ensure the following areas are effectively managed:

  • Capital Funding Plan;
  • Communications Strategy;
  • Educational Requirement for Public Health Professionals at WDGPH;
  • Financial Policies and Procedures;
  • Financial Record Management;
  • Human Resources Strategy;
  • Information Management and Security Policies and Procedures;
  • Operational Plan;
  • Procurement Policies and Procedures;
  • Professional Practice Support;
  • Research Ethics;
  • Risk Management;
  • Service Level Agreements; and
  • Staff Development and Training.


This policy applies to all WDGPH employees responsible for program and services development and delivery and the reporting of service outcomes.


BOH Members will:

•     Request and review information regarding the administration of programs and services that provide them confidence that effective programs and functions are compliant and meeting the OPHOS.

MOH/CEO and Senior Management will:

•     Provide reports to the BOH as outlined in policy and/or procedure to enable the BOH to fulfill its stewardship function; and
•     Modify programs and services accordingly based on feedback from the BOH to enhance effectiveness and/or efficiency.


Corresponding Procedures: 

CA.45.02.401   Stewardship of Management Operations – Capital Funding Plan
CA.45.02.402   Stewardship of Management Operations – Communications Strategy
CA.45.02.403   Stewardship of Management Operations – Educational Requirements for Public Health Professionals
CA.45.02.404   Stewardship of Management Operations – Financial Policies and Procedures
CA.45.02.405   Stewardship of Management Operations – Financial Records
CA.45.02.406   Stewardship of Management Operations – Human Resources Strategy
CA.45.02.407   Stewardship of Management Operations – Information Management
CA.45.02.408   Stewardship of Management Operations – Operational Plan
CA.45.02.409   Stewardship of Management Operations – Procurement
CA.45.02.410   Stewardship of Management Operations – Professional Practice Support
CA.45.02.411   Stewardship of Management Operations – Research Ethics


Chair of the Board of Health


Chair of the Board of Health