COUNCIL MEMBER - Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council

Oct 06, 2020
Owen Sound, Ontario

Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council is seeking new volunteers to join the Board.


Mission Statement:

  • To oversee the management of the Grey Bruce Spiritual Healthcare program
  • To support the Spiritual Care Providers in their provision of service within the Grey Bruce Spiritual Healthcare program through mentorship and education
  • To offer a formalized structure of communication and accountability for spiritual care services amongst the Grey Bruce healthcare sector, ministerial associations and other partners
    Values: Meaning, Comfort, Strength
    Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council arranges for the provision of Spiritual Care in the healthcare settings of Grey and Bruce Counties including the 3 major hospital organizations, the residential hospice and in-home palliative care.
    Spiritual care is provided to patients, families, and staff through:
  • Visitation and support by Spiritual Care Providers, Volunteers, On-call Chaplains, Students and Community Faith Leaders
  • Faith centered observances and ceremonies
  • Memorial and Bereavement Services
  • Spiritual Care Counseling
  • Crisis Debriefing
    Spiritual care educational training opportunities are offered for a variety of clients, spiritual care providers/chaplains and staff through Orientations, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training, workshops/seminars, and in-services. Building and maintaining relationships is nurtured through engagement with hospital and community teams, ministerial associations, foundation boards and hospital auxiliaries, and making connections with the spiritually diverse faith groups in the region. The availability and value of spiritual care is shared through published materials and website, marketing of the Spiritual Care (SC) program, and speaking at community events.
    We are looking for individuals who are excited to support this work and who have some of the following skills:
  • Personal spiritual depth
  • Fundraising experience
  • Financial background
  • Can attend day time monthly meetings
  • Sees the value of spiritual care as an important component of healthcare
  • Represents a diverse component of our community
  • No religious agenda
  • Tech savvy
  • Healthcare background
  • Board experience
  • Legal background/experience


Terms: 2 year term with an option to renew twice, up to 6 years in total. The council meets for two (2) hours nine (9) times throughout the year, with a 75% attendance goal. To be considered, please send a letter of interest to Rev. Joan Silcox-Smith, Manager for Spiritual Care by July 31, 2020. ( The Nominations committee will arrange an interview.

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