Board of Directors Patient Member

Summer 2024 - Call for Nominations

We are seeking nominations for 1 Patient Member for the Board of Directors of Canada’s Drug Agency. If you have lived or living experience accessing or engaging with health care systems in Canada (as a patient or unpaid caregiver), and an interest in issues related to health care at the community, regional, or national level, we encourage you to apply.

The Patient Member will bring their individual perspective of lived and living experience accessing or engaging with health care in Canada to the organization’s board-level governance.

Nominations must be submitted through our online form and received by 6:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 30, 2024

About the Board


The 13-member Board of Directors is composed of an independent chair; a regional distribution of jurisdictional federal, provincial, and territorial representatives; and a number of non-jurisdictional representatives from health authorities, academia, the general public, and those with lived and living experience accessing health care. Directors are elected by the Members of the Corporation, who are the Deputy Ministers of Health for participating federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

The Board has overall responsibility for administering the affairs of the Corporation and providing strategic direction to guide the success of Canada’s Drug Agency as the “go-to” provider of evidence and advice in Canada on the use of drugs and other health technologies.

The business efforts of the organization and its Board are primarily conducted in English. 


Why Join?


Canada’s Drug Agency actively celebrates, supports, and flourishes through our differences. Our Board Members are people with different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds, who share a passion for building the future of health care. Learn more about our commitment to reconciliation and inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility(IDEA).

We highly encourage all qualified nominees to apply, including people of all places of origin and religions; people with disabilities; people who are neurodivergent; people who are Black or racialized; First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people; women; and people from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

Board of Directors: Patient Member

The Board of Directors Patient Member brings to the Board their views as an individual, rather than representing the full range of perspectives of a diverse population. 

We are seeking:

  • 1 Patient Member

Additional Information


To request materials in an accessible format, please contact us at [email protected] .

We provide accommodations during all phases of the recruitment process. If you require any accommodation or have any questions, please contact Arni Ahronson, Vice President, People and Culture ([email protected]).

Please note: Successful candidates may be required to complete a confidential background check, including bankruptcy, criminal, employment, and educational verifications, as a condition of engagement with our Board of Directors. 


Anticipated Timeline for 2024 Patient Member Call for Nominations

July 8 to 30 Call for Nominations and receipt of nominations
 August 1 to 14  Screening and review of nominations.
August 15 to 30 Pre-Interview touchpoints and interviews with selected candidates.
September 1 to 14 Background and reference checks for selected candidate(s).
September 15 to 30 Internal process for Board approval and election by the Members of the Corporation.
October 1 to14 Successful candidate appointed and onboarding begins. Notification letters to nominees who were not selected.
October 16 to 18 New Board Director attends Annual Board Retreat.