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Committees of the CAMH Board

CAMH's by-laws provide for the following Committees: Audit, Finance and Resources Committee, Governance Committee and Clinical Quality Committee. The by-laws also make provision for the establishment of other Committees as needed. Currently the Board has the following additional Committees: Research Committee and Property Committee.

All of the Committees meet regularly and report to the Board of Trustees. Each Committee consists of a Board-appointed Chair, Vice-Chair, Trustees, and other representation as outlined in the terms of reference for each Committee. In addition to the above Committees, the Board has established a Fiscal Advisory Committee and a Medical Advisory Committee, as required by the Public Hospitals Act (Ontario). To find out more about CAMH's Standing Committees click on one of the following links.

Audit, Finance and Resources Committee
The Audit, Finance and Resources Committee oversees CAMH's financial management and receives the results of the year-end financial audit. The Committee also recommends an Auditor, reviews the financial plan and year-end audit with the Auditor, makes recommendations to the board and reviews financial statements.

On the Finance side, the Committee studies and recommends an annual budget for capital and operating revenues and expenditures. In addition, the Committee studies detailed financial and statistical statements on a regular basis, informs and advises the Board on internal control issues and risks, reviews financial policies and develops and recommends investment policies.

Governance Committee
The Governance Committee oversees the governance functioning of the organization. The Committee nominates people for election to the Board and ensures that the composition of the Board is in accordance with the by-law requirements for a Board with a range of expertise and perspectives and broad community representation.

The Governance Committee also oversees the education and orientation of the Trustees and establishes procedures for annual evaluation of the Board and its Committees. The membership on the Governance Committee is entirely CAMH Trustees.

Clinical Quality Committee
The Clinical Quality Committee reviews and evaluates the quality of patient care and the mechanisms and processes to monitor patient care issues at CAMH. The Committee reports and provides advice to the Board on matters related to planning, programming, policies and performance that directly affect users.

The Committee also reviews reports and considers recommendations regarding the quality of client care, patient safety, education and research programs and services, and recommends policies for risk management. Membership on the Committee includes representatives from the Empowerment and Family Councils.

Property Committee
The Property Committee is responsible for providing oversight and monitoring of the Queen Street Redevelopment project and associated site consolidation. In addition, the Committee provides oversight and monitoring of significant capital projects on existing properties.

The Committee also assesses and monitors project business plans, the tendering and awarding of contracts, construction projects and provides progress reports to the Board. The Committee also ensures compliance with building codes, legal requirements, and property quality. The terms of reference for this Committee provide for a membership that includes Trustees and external members as needed.

Research Committee
The Research Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating CAMH’s Research Program and making recommendations to the Board as it may consider appropriate from time to time to increase the effectiveness of the Research.

The Committee reviews and evaluates the Strategy of the Research Program.  It assesses and monitors the financial sustainability of the Research Program and.the commercialization of CAMH intellectual property.  The terms of reference for this Committee provide for a membership that includes Trustees and external members as needed.​​​​​​​​​​​

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