Community Advisory Council
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) is growing together in many ways, including the launch of our new Community Advisory Council (CAC).
The CAC is the ‘community voice’, serving as a direct connection between our hospital and the community. This volunteer body provides input into the hospital’s community engagement strategy and to our Board of Directors on matters regarding patient services, access to care, and more.
Join our Community Advisory Council
We are looking for dedicated members representing the variety of diverse backgrounds, cultures and age groups that make up Scarborough to join the CAC. We invite you to work with us to shape the patient experience and further advance our commitment to patient-centred care.
As a member of the CAC, you will have the opportunity to:
- Provide your input and perspectives on hospital initiatives
- Provide advice to the Board of Directors regarding current and emerging issues facing the hospital
- Communicate hospital initiatives back to the communities and organizations that you represent.
By working together and learning from each other, we can ensure better outcomes for our patients and their families.
If you are interested in participating on the CAC, please complete the Expression of Interest form by November 8, 2017 at midnight. All applicants will be acknowledged. Based on our review of the expressions of interest received, a shortlist of applicants will be contacted for an interview. We sincerely thank all applicants in advance for their interest.
More about the Community Advisory Council
Please find below summarized information from the Terms of Reference for SRH’s Community Advisory Council, which outlines the volunteer body’s role, structure and processes.
- Advise the hospital’s Board of Directors on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of hospital programs, services, and activities
- Help to exchange ideas and discuss community concerns related to the hospital, as identified by CAC members and members of the community
- Strengthen and maintain partnerships between the community and the hospital
- Serve as one of the hospital’s communications and outreach channels to the community on the work and plans of the hospital and its impact on the community
- Participate in the hospital’s community engagement strategy
- Participate in the development, monitoring, and revision of the hospital’s Patient Declaration of Values.
The CAC will meet monthly at least nine time per year. The locations for meetings will rotate among SRH’s three hospital sites: Birchmount, General and Centenary. Meetings will be held in the event and will be an hour and a half long.
Members will be encouraged to communicate among themselves and with other community groups to provide input prior to meetings each month.
- The CAC will be made up between 10 and 12 members, not including the Board liaison and hospital CEO.
- Members shall represent Scarborough and its diverse community, including gender, age (including youth and elderly populations), ethnicity, culture, and skills. Members shall live and/or work in Scarborough and/or identify with Scarborough and Rouge Hospital as their hospital.
- On an annual basis, the Board of Directors shall designate a Director as the CAC liaison who will attend all CAC meetings as an ex-officio member.
The CAC will prepare an annual work plan, in alignment with hospital priorities, to guide their meetings, and will present monthly reports to the Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meetings. Reports shall include updates on regular agenda items, as well as special reports that address specific matters.
The effectiveness of the CAC will be evaluated annually and the results reported to the Board.