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Renfrew County and District Health Unit is one of 34 Public Health Units in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are funded jointly by the provincial government and the municipalities we serve.

The Health Unit’s main office is in Pembroke, with a branch office in Renfrew. Our approximately 60 staff members serve the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke, the Township of South Algonquin and most of Algonquin Provincial Park.

The geographic area of Renfrew County and District is 14,980 square kilometers and the population is estimated at 105,717 (2015).

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Vision

Optimal health for all in Renfrew County and District.

Mission

Renfrew County and District Health Unit protects and promotes the health and well-being of all residents through leadership, partnership, accountability and service excellence.

Values

Transparency: We operate ethically and transparently in the service of our communities.

Equity: We recognize and appreciate the diversity in Renfrew County and District and endeavour to address the unique needs of our population.

Excellence: We are committed to providing the best possible services for individuals and communities. We embrace a culture of continuous improvement, evidence-based decision making and lifelong learning.

Collaboration: We work with community partners to achieve shared goals.

The Medical Officer of Health reports directly to the Board of Health and as the executive officer is responsible for the management of the Health Unit’s public health programs and services.

The 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan was informed by input from key stakeholders including health unit employees and community partners. The plan describes four strategic directions for moving towards “Optimal Health for All” in Renfrew County and District.

Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 Summary

Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019 Report

The legislative mandate for Ontario’s 36 public health units is described in the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The guiding purpose of the HPPA is to “…provide for the organization and delivery of public health programs and services, the prevention of the spread of diseases and the promotion and protection of the health of the people of Ontario.” (R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7, s.2)

The Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) describe requirements for basic public health programs and services. These include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection activities. These contribute to the physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being of all Ontarians.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit is governed by an autonomous Board of Health. The Board consists of elected and appointed representatives from the Province of Ontario, the County of Renfrew, the City of Pembroke and the Township of South Algonquin. The Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s Board of Health oversees the administration of the Health Unit’s programs and services.

2020 Board of Health Members are:

Janice Visneskie Moore

Janice Visneskie Moore is the Chair of the Board of Health and sits on all of the Board’s Committees: Executive, Governance, Resources and Stakeholder Relations.

M. Ann Aikens

M. Ann Aikens, a provincial appointee, is the Board of Health’s Vice-Chair, Governance Committee Chair, a Member of the Resources Committee and a Member of the Executive Committee.

Michael Donohue

Michael Donohue is a Member of Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s Board of Health and sits on the Board’s Governance Committee.

J. Michael du Manoir

J. Michael du Manoir, a provincial appointee, is the Chair of the Board’s Resources Committee.

Jane Dumas

Jane Dumas, the Member from South Algonquin Township, is one of the Board’s representatives for the District. Dumas sits on the Stakeholder Relations Committee.

Peter Emon

Peter Emon is the Chair of the Board’s Executive Committee.

Wilmer Matthews

Wilmer Matthews, a provincial appointee, sits on the Board’s Governance Committee.

Christine Reavie

Christine Reavie, the City of Pembroke’s representative on the Board of Health, is Chair of the Board’s Stakeholder Relations Committee.

Cathy Regier

Cathy Regier, appointed to Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s Board of Health this year, sits on the Stakeholder Relations Committee.

Carolyn Watt

Carolyn Watt, a provincial appointee, sits on the Board’s Resources Committee.

 

Board of Health meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 10 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and held in the Classroom of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit at 7 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario, unless otherwise specified in the meeting agenda.

Normally there are no Regular Board meetings held in July, August or December.

The next Regular Board of Health meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., by teleconference.

Posted below are Board of Health meeting minutes:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Meeting Minutes

2017 Annual Report (PDF, 11pages, 14MB)

2016 Annual Report (PDF, 11 pages, 577 KB)

2015 Annual Report (PDF, 13 pages, 320 KB)

2014 Annual Report (PDF, 12 pages, 700 KB)

2013 Annual Report (PDF, 8 pages, 250 KB)

2012 Annual Report (PDF, 8 pages, 330 KB)

2011 Annual Report (PDF, 8 pages, 124 KB)

Board of Health members are assigned to additional committees as follows: Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Resources Committee, and Stakeholder Relations Committee.

Meeting minutes are posted after they are approved by the applicable committee. Please see below:

Executive Committee

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Afternoon Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Morning Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 27, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 20, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, June 24,2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 08, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Governance Committee

Monday, March 04, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monday, February 04, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 07, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 03, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Resources Committee

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 09, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, December 07, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Stakeholder Relations Committee

Monday, November 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Friday, February 08, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes

The following procedural by-law regulates the proceedings of the Board of Health:

Procedural By-Law 2018-02

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