Foundation Board of Directors

Meet our Foundation Board of Directors

We are grateful to the volunteers who share our understanding of the importance of providing the very best mental health care and research for those most in need in our community who give of their time to help us achieve our goals.

About the Boards

Thank you for your interest in serving the mission and vision of The Royal as a governance volunteer. The Royal is comprised of three individual corporations:

  1. The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (hospitals are the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Brockville Mental Health Centre and Royal Ottawa Place – a long term care facility);
  2. The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research affiliated with the University of Ottawa, and;
  3. The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. 


Although separate legal entities, all Board of Directors/Trustees are inter-related and aligned under one Strategic Plan.


The Royal seeks interested candidates who have demonstrated leadership skills and experience that enable them to contribute meaningfully and to further enhance mental health and addiction services in the Eastern Ontario communities we serve and to the hospital.

Candidates who reflect the following attributes are encouraged to apply:

  • sensitivity to and a willingness to understand the unique needs of mental health clients and families served by The Royal;
  • demonstrated commitment to the organization’s vision, mission, and values in the provision of mental health care, advocacy, research, and education;
  • ability to be objective, work as a group member and respect the views of others, and;
  • recognition of the time commitment and energy necessary to be a Board Member.

Scope of Knowledge/Expertise and Perspective to be reflected within the Boards:

  • governance and policy setting;
  • healthcare issues, trends and research;
  • link or empathy to mental health and addictions;
  • strategic planning;
  • fundraising;
  • financial literacy and legal matters;
  • political acumen/government relations;
  • quality, performance and risk management, and;
  • progressive business skills (Information Technology, Human Resources and Labour Relations, Communications).

The Royal will ensure that the ongoing Governance Structure for the organization is representative of the communities served considering the demographic, cultural, religious, economic, linguistic, geographic, ethnic and social characteristics of Eastern Ontario.

If your interested in serving on one of The Royal's Board of Directors/Trustees, click here to download the Expression of Interest form. (Please note, you must download the form before completing and email it to The Royal's Foundation)

Contact the Foundation

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1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4
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