Board of Health
Established under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, the Board of Health determines and sets public health policy and advises City Council on a broad range of health issues and services that include health assessment, health protection, disease prevention and health promotion. Board of Health for the City of Toronto Health Unit By-Law 2-2016 governs the proceedings of the Board of Health and its committees.
Board size and composition
The Board of Health consists of 13 members and is composed of:
Chair and vice chair
Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, the Board of Health elects the chair and vice chair from amongst its members.
Term of office
The term of office for public members of the board is four years, generally coincident with the term of Council.
Public members must meet the eligibility requirements as set out in the City's Public Appointments Policy.
Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, public members are ineligible for appointment to the board if their services are employed by the Board of Health.
Public members of the Board of Health should collectively demonstrate a range of qualifications including:
The board meets at Toronto City Hall approximately 10 times a year or more frequently at the call of the chair.
Public members receive $125 per diem for attendance at board meetings, subcommittee meetings or attendance at meetings as official representatives of the board
No remuneration is paid to members of Council who serve on the board.
Nomination process - education representative
For the one education representative, both the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board are invited to nominate a candidate for the consideration of the City's Civic Appointments Committee.
There are currently no vacancies on this board but recruitment is ongoing. Members of the public can apply for this opportunity at any time. All applications will be kept on file for three years and considered for future vacancies.
Public Appointments Secretariat
City Clerk's Office
12th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2