My first year as Chairman of the Board of Trustees was a busy and exciting year.
I had the pleasure of meeting with several key players on the provincial scene, both in terms of health and the Francophonie, to raise their awareness of the issues at stake for Montfort and remind them what it means to be "the Francophone academic hospital of Ontario".
This key institution of the Franco-Ontarian community has a rich history and a tradition of courage and determination dating back to its builders who, against all odds, successfully created a centre of excellence in healthcare—a beacon for the community.
Since my first involvement at Hôpital Montfort, I have been privileged to work alongside a dynamic and passionate team of hundreds of volunteers, employees and physicians –the wellspring of Montfort’s success and the embodiment of its values of respect, compassion, mutual support, responsibility and excellence.
Over the past year, Montfort was chosen to host the next world congress of the Secrétariat des infirmières et infirmiers de l'espace francophone, which will be held in Ottawa in 2021; the hospital has maintained its place on the list of the 40 leading research hospitals in Canada, and has been named one of the 1000 best hospitals in the world.
The Montfort team has also paid particular attention to advancing the major objectives of its 2021 strategy, which aims to make Montfort "your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you".
As Chair, I am committed to continuing to promote Montfort by actively supporting its mission to be Ontario’s Francophone academic hospital offering exemplary patient-centred care, to be a coveted research institution and an invaluable training hub for the next generation of experts providing healthcare and services in French.
Chair of the Board of Trustees