Board Member

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Scarborough, ON 


Health Care, Nonprofit-Social Services

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M1V 5L3

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Founded in 1987, Yee Hong is Canada’s largest not-for-profit long-term care and services organization. Operating 805 long-term care home beds, life-lease facilities, affordable housing, a residential hospice, and a wide range of holistic in home wrap-around services and supports, Yee Hong annually serves over 28,000 elders across the Greater Toronto Area. Yee Hong is recognized as a quality leader and the gold standard for culturally inclusive, person-centred care for elders from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds, and innovative services and supports for caregivers and families. Since its establishment, Yee Hong has been awarded Exemplary Standing seven times in a row by Accreditation Canada. In 2021, Yee Hong was recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital.

To meet the ever-increasing demand due to the aging population, Yee Hong works with the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation and many other organizations to expand service delivery capacity. Currently, Yee Hong and its partners are also working on building on three new centres totaling 800 LTC beds, planning and developing future Alternate Levels of Care and Transitional Care settings, and broadening offerings via life-lease facilities and retirement homes led by Yee Hong Seniors Living, a newly formed subsidiary.

Yee Hong is committed to social impact and strives to share knowledge and leading practices to improve access to culturally inclusive and quality senior care. A trusted advisor to an array of stakeholders in the senior services and broader healthcare sector, Yee Hong’s Consulting & Education Division and Personal Support Worker Career College supports long-term care homes, community agencies, hospitals, and organizations in Ontario, Canada and in Asia with expertise and resources to build, manage, and operate long-term care homes and seniors services.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective and ethical governance of Yee Hong.  More specifically, it provides the necessary leadership:
  • In the oversight and approval of the strategic plan
  • In the recruitment, development and evaluation of the CEO and future CEO succession planning
  • To ensure the highest quality of care in a safe environment
  • To ensure there is an efficient and effective use of its resources
  • To proactively identify and manage risks and to ensure the appropriate controls are in place.
Time commitment and expectation:
  • The Board meets six times a year; meetings are three-hours plus meeting preparation.
  • Each Director also participates in one or two board committees that meet a minimum of quarterly (two to three hours) plus meeting preparation.
  • The Board holds a one-day Retreat annually.
General competencies required of our Board members include:
  • Prior governance knowledge and board experience
  • Executive leadership
  • Effective communication and collaboration
We are seeking individuals with the following skills and experience who share our values, are passionate and have a strong commitment to Yee Hong Centre’s mission and vision.
  • Technology and innovation
  • Quality and safety
  • Risk management
  • Land development and real estate
  • For-Profit and Non-Profit continuum of seniors care
  • Community services
  • HR/Labour relations
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Medical and clinical.
Yee Hong offers an exciting opportunity for individuals to be part of an organization committed to culturally inclusive, accessible, safe, quality and sustainable seniors care and supports.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted and invited to an in-person interview (approximately 1 hour).

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume no later than 12 pm on April 30, 2021 to:
Board Chair, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
c/o Vivian Ng, Executive Secretary
2311 McNicoll Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario M1V 5L3
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Scarborough, ON, Canada

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