Become a Regional Wellness Council Member

How to become a Regional Wellness Council Member

To apply to be a member of one the Regional Wellness Councils, the member nomination package must be completed and submitted.  Self-nomination is permitted with two letter of reference.  Criteria for serving as a member of a Regional Wellness Council (RWC) include:

  • Residents of the geographic area served by the RWC for at least six months immediately preceding August 1, 2016;
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • At least 19 years of age;
  • Knowledgeable regarding the purpose, roles and responsibilities of the RWC;
  • Experienced with a proven track record for participation in regional and territorial organizations or committees;
  • Available for and committed to full participation as a council member;
  • Prepared to sign a statement of ethics and confidentiality related to their duties; and
  • Able to demonstrate that they are not in a position of conflict with respect to their role as a council member.

 In addition to the above, nominees will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the public service;
  • An understanding that ultimate accountability is to the Minister of Health and Social Services;
  • The ability to devote the necessary time;
  • The willingness to accept the obligations and constraints of being a Member of a Regional Wellness Council which is part of one health and social services system; and
  • The willingness to obtain training as required.

 People cannot serve as a Member of a RWC:

  • If they or their spouse work for or provide services for the health and social services system within the region;
  • If they are a Member of the Legislative Assembly or a Member of the Parliament of Canada;
  • If they have, within the last three years, been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code

Download the RWC Questions and Answers document for more information