Hôpital Montfort Association

Our Association consists of up to 100 volunteer members dedicated to upholding the mission and vision of Hôpital Montfort. They are the hospital’s ambassadors.

To become a member of the Association de l'Hôpital Montfort, simply submit the online form.

All applications are forwarded to the Secretary of the Association, which transmits them to the Nominating Committee for review.

Members’ roles and responsibilities

Members must actively participate in the Annual General Meetings of the Association de l'Hôpital Montfort. Their votes ensure that the Association is managed soundly. Members have the following authority:

  • elect Association members and leaders as well as members of the Board of Trustees;
  • approve the Association’s annual report, financial report and all other information that the Board of Trustees wishes to submit concerning the Association’s business;
  • approve the recommendations of the Board of Trustees concerning the conduct of the Association’s internal affairs and aspects of its policy related to patients and the public;
  • forward recommendations to the Board of Trustees at the Annual General Meeting or any other special meeting of members. As appropriate, and to the extent permitted by the laws in force, they review, rectify, repeal or amend the acts of the Board of Trustees;
  • appoint the auditor for the next fiscal year;
  • be asked to serve on the board or one of its committees;
  • exercise any other right or authority provided by law.

Member qualifications

Only individuals who meet the following criteria may become members of the Association:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Understand French (verbal and written).
  • Be a resident of the Province of Ontario for at least three consecutive months prior to date of membership.
  • Interested in promoting the Association’s goals and objectives.
  • Interested in promoting the mission, vision and values of Montfort.
  • Supports the role of Franco-Ontarian institutions and the Francophone character of Montfort.
  • Having preferably previous professional expertise in the following areas:
    • Management experience as a senior executive
    • Understanding of Francophone minority community issues
    • Experience in governance (on a board of directors, as a member or employee)
    • Extensive experience in government relations
    • Experience in the health care field
    • Experience in information technology
    • Experience in public relations and communications
    • Experience or knowledge of quality improvement process (e.g. LEAN)
  • Has not been found mentally incompetent by a court of law, is not an undischarged bankrupt and has not been disqualified.
  • Is not an employee or a member of the professional staff of Hôpital Montfort or the spouse, father or mother of an employee or of a person that is a member of the hospital’s professional staff.

Members agree to sign a statement confirming that:

  • They have read and understood the specific requirements of Hôpital Montfort’s role as a Franco-Ontarian institution, as confirmed by the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario on December 7, 2001 (Lalonde v. Ontario) (Health Services Restructuring Commission, 2001).
  • They have read the objectives, mission, vision and values of the Association, agree to support them and meet the requirements specified in this regard;
  • They are not employed by the Hôpital Montfort or a member of the hospital’s professional staff and are not the spouse, father or mother of a person employed by the hospital or that is a member of the hospital’s professional staff.

Profile of the members of the Association de l'Hôpital Montfort 

The Board of Trustees has established other selection criteria to ensure balance among members.

  • Gender balance 
  • People from Aboriginal and ethnocultural communities 
  • Youth representation
  • Known Francophiles
  • Residents from the United Counties of Prescott and Russell,
  • A balanced number of specialists from the health or social services sectors, finance or business, law, teaching and research, education, communications, the Public Service or any other relevant field

Term of office

All members are elected at an Annual General Meeting of the Association for a term of four years. Their term expires immediately after the Annual General Meeting held four years following their election. 

Internal Bylaws

You may also read the bylaws: section I (in French, English version available on request) and section II (in French, English version available on request). 

Expression of Interest

The nomination period is extended until May 10, 2021. We invite anyone interested in this opportunity to contact us either by:
In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, your personal information will be kept confidential.