Board of Health

The Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts is the governing body of Public Health Sudbury & Districts and is established by the provincial public health legislation, the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA, e-Laws Ontario), RSO 1990, and regulations. Boards of health are the governing body and policy maker of public health units. Boards of health monitor all operations within their public health unit and are accountable to the community and to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

All boards of health have a legislated duty to ensure that the public health programs and services required by the HPPA are provided to people who live in the public health unit jurisdiction. Public health programs and services are intended to prevent the spread of disease and to promote and protect health.

The Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services, and Accountability (2018), published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, set out the minimum requirements for fundamental public health programs and services for boards of health.

Board meetings

Board committee meetings

Board structure

The HPPA specifies the structure for boards of health (see Part VI, Sections 47 and 48). The Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts is comprised of 11 municipal members and up to 10 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (historically, the Board has held two such appointees). A list of current Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts members is linked below. The regular Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts meetings are held the third Thursday of the month (exceptions include March, July, August and December) at 1:30 p.m. The Board may, by resolution, alter the time, day or place of any meeting.

Board of Health group photo

Sitting (left to right): Natalie Tessier, Mark Signoretti (Vice-Chair), Dr. Penny Sutcliffe (former Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer), Abdullah Masood, René Lapierre (Chair). Standing (left to right): Al Sizer, Robert Barclay, Guy Despatie, Ken Noland, Rachel Quesnel (Executive Assistant and Secretary to the Board of Health). Absent: Ryan Anderson, Renée Carrier, Bill Leduc, Mike Parent, Dr. Mustafa Hirji (Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer [March 2024].

Members of the Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Members of the Board of Health for Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Board member responsibilities:

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointments to boards of health

The compositions of boards of health are outlined in Section 49 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (e-Laws Ontario) and the Regulations under the Act. Section 49 (3) provides for the appointment of members by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Applications to be a Lieutenant Governor in Council member on a board of health are made through the Public Appointments Secretariat.


This item was last modified on March 18, 2024