Our Board of Directors

HopeGreyBruce is directed by an 11-member volunteer Board of Directors who are residents of Grey or Bruce County.  The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the organization.  It carries out its duties in accordance with the Bylaws, relevant legislation, and Accreditation Standards.

Board members are elected on an annual basis and are expected to service at least 3 years. The maximum term is usually 9 years.

Board recruitment is targeted to individuals with the knowledge, skills and experience required for effective governance. To this end we seek nominees with experience in governance, accounting, project management, education and training, health and safety, management and delivery of health care, human resources management, strategic planning, business/agency management, personal and professional experience with mental health and/or addiction services, quality/performance management and municipal government. Our current membership includes individuals with experience in almost all of the areas listed.

The Board meets at least 10 times per year, including regular monthly meetings, special meetings and an annual meeting with the staff. Meetings are documented and are conducted in accordance with our Bylaw and our governance policies and procedures.

The Board has 3 standing committees, the members of which are elected on an annual basis for renewable one year-terms.

  1. Executive Committee includes the Chair, Vice-Chair, Past-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. It generally meets on a monthly basis, approves the agenda for monthly Board meetings and plays the lead role in recruitment, mentoring and evaluation of the Executive Director.
  2. Finance Committee includes the Treasurer and at least two other Board members. It generally meets monthly, reviews the financial statements, budget, audited statements and reviews and develops financial policies for approval by the Board of Directors.
  3. Governance Committee includes at least three Board members plus the Executive Director. It oversees Board recruitment, orientation, education and evaluation and reviews and develops governance policies and Bylaws for approval by the Board.

In carrying out its responsibilities, the board is guided by the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and by a commitment to accessibility, ethics, quality and safety. Board members are required to sign and abide by an Oath of Office and to comply with comprehensive standards of conduct that address conflict of interest, confidentiality, fraud and ethics. The Board is committed to a high standard of practice. It takes advantage of educational resources and opportunities and evaluates its own performance on a regular basis. The Board monitors corporate performance and quality in various ways:

  • Monthly reports of senior staff
  • Compliance reports
  • Risk management reports
  • Review of budgets, monthly financial statements and audited statements
  • Approval of Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) and monitoring of corporate performance relative to performance indicators and targets
  • Reports on achievement of strategic priorities
  • Program presentations
  • Results of stakeholder satisfaction surveys
In crisis?

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You may also call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-470-5200.

Special Announcements
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, G & B House, and HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addiction Services. Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), which serves a large population of outpatient adult clients seeking mental health and addictions support, is also part of the MOU and will be working with the group to transition some of its services to the new agency.
At HopeGreyBruce, our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible mental health and addiction services we can with the resources we have. We rely on our clients to tell us whether or not we are meeting that goal…whether we are providing the services they need…whether we are helping them. Your opinion counts – please let us know what you think we are doing well…and also tell us where we need to make improvements.
HGB News
Who should attend this series? This series of four presentations will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about mental illness. It will be of interest to people with a mental illness , family members, friends, neighbours, nurses, social workers, physicians, clergy, students, teachers, and other health and social service workers.
If you are a family member or friend of someone with a mental illness, these meetings may be of interest to you. Would you like to hear about the experience of other who have been there? Would you like to experience support from others who really understand? Are you wondering how other families cope with mental illness? Do you want information and resources to help you understand your role as a family member?
Would you like the opportunity to share experiences and activities with other consumer/survivors? Do you seek understanding in a safe and supportive environment? Are you interested in learning how othere individuals are coping with mental illness? Do you want more information and resources to help you better understand how to live with a mental illness?
Voice of Clients!
Hope is the only thing that keeps me going. I always go to bed at night thinking tomorrow is going to be a better day…not just another day. I wouldn’t have survived without the hope that I receive from the staff at the Markdale office.