General Counsel and Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management - William Osler Health System

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Aug 20, 2019
Full time Director Executive

Job Description

General Counsel
William Osler Health Network

William Osler Health System is an acute care community hospital serving the Peel Region and North Etobicoke.

William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of Ontario’s largest community hospital systems that serves a population of over 1.3 million people living in one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions of Canada. Osler emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is among the largest in the Greater Toronto Area. Osler is comprised of three facilities: Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital, and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness, together providing full-service hospital care, urgent care, surgery, and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient care services.

William Osler Health System is currently seeking applications for the role of General Counsel and Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management. The General Counsel is the principal legal resource, serving business leaders across the organization.   

Reporting directly to the EVP, Quality, Medical and Academic Affairs, the General Counsel & Executive Director Enterprise Risk Management (EMR) is the primary leader responsible for Osler's legal services requirements, enterprise risk management, business continuity & emergency preparedness, litigation (claims) management and corporate insurance policy coverage. The General Counsel is a practicing lawyer who provides direct legal counsel, advice and services to the entire organization. Legal counsel services cover a broad area of legal practice including corporate commercial law, health and hospital administration, governance, litigation and claims defense. They will be leading a team in program delivery across the Health System and will provide information and resources to the Board of Directors and Board Committees as required.

The ideal candidate will be licensed to practice law in Ontario and a member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing. They will possess at least 7 years of experience serving as in-house General Counsel with management responsibility within a large and complex organization, ideally coupled with senior risk management experience either in healthcare or another similarly complex field. They will bring an in-depth understanding of health care law, and deep understanding of the law of contracts and other corporate commercial legal matters. Experience in major development projects, procurement, human rights, commercial real estate, and IP would be strong assets, particularly in hospital or healthcare settings. The successful candidate will be a true legal business partner, with experience managing a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a complex environment, and in working with Board of Directors as a legal resource.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter which sets out your interest in the role and encapsulates the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria. The preferred method of application is online at: or via email to Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.  

William Osler is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and William Osler throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

Job Category

Executive Director


Brampton, ON