Open Board Meetings

(As per By-Law 4.6 Persons Entitled to be Present) Board meetings shall be open but the Board may, at its discretion and without notice, hold all or part of any Board meeting in camera. Guests may participate in meetings of the Board and its committees only by invitation or approval of the chair of the meeting or by resolution of the Board or committee.

Individuals requesting to attend, are required to submit a request at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. As seating is limited and to confirm date and time, please submit your attendance request to Elena Arena, Board Liaison at Please include your full name and organization, as applicable.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centres’ Board of Directors meet regularly between September and June of each year. Members of the public are invited to attend the open portion of board meetings.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Protocol for Board of Directors Open Session Meetings

The Board of Directors is committed to being open and transparent to its stakeholders by conducting its business in public through Open Board meetings. This is an opportunity for the Board of Directors to keep the public abreast of what is happening in their health care system. The meetings also create and promote an understanding of the role of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in the community and emphasize the responsibilities of the Board and its decision-making process. The public is welcome to attend these meetings.

Protocol for Attending

Members of the public may be asked to identify themselves. Members of the public are not allowed recording devices, videotaping, or photography.

Members of the public may not address the Board or ask questions of the Board without the permission of the Chair. Individuals who wish to raise questions with the Board must contact the Board Liaison in advance of the meeting.

The Chair may require anyone who displays disruptive behaviour to leave.

Media Contacts

If media wishes to interview members of the Board of Directors regarding matters related to the Hospital or to health care, the CEO and the Board Chair shall act as the Board of Directors’ exclusive media contacts, unless otherwise delegated.

(As per By-Law 10.2 Board Spokesperson) Unless the Board withholds such authority, the Chair, the Vice-Chair in the absence of the Chair, and the Chief Executive Officer shall have the authority to make statements to the news media or public about matters brought before the Board. No other persons shall have the authority to comment to the news media or public on any matters concerning the Board or the Corporation unless authorized by the Chair or by the Chief Executive Officer.