Board Director - The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Apr 16, 2021
Full time Board/Committee Members

Job Description

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

Board Director  

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)’s central role is to protect seniors living in retirement homes across Ontario, and to inform and educate the public and home operators. Established in 2011, the RHRA is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit regulator mandated by the government to protect and ensure the safety and well-being of seniors living in Ontario’s retirement homes under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010.

The RHRA regulates an important sector in Ontario. As a large segment of our population ages and lives longer, the demand for supported living options is increasing and there is a need for thoughtful governance and oversight, balancing risk, and resident choice. The sector has experienced a disrupting event with COVID-19 which has highlighted the importance of protecting the rights and lives of the residents in the Province’s retirement homes. 

As the RHRA is committed to best practices in governance, an important prerequisite to strong governance is having a Board that comprises individual directors who, collectively, have the full range of skills, expertise, and experience necessary to oversee leadership and otherwise fulfil its regulatory duties and responsibilities. While the appropriate technical skills and experience are essential, equally important are the diverse personal attributes and competencies a prospective Board Director will bring to the table. In particular, individuals with seniors’ interests in mind and/or who have consumer/resident/tenancy knowledge; and understanding of modern regulatory principles are of interest. Due to upcoming vacancies, there is need for four committed new Board Directors. 

To provide guidance on the opportunities and challenges facing the RHRA, the Board Directors must possess an appropriate blend of experience that will include senior level health policy credentials, expertise in the design, implementation and oversight of financial, strategic and operational risk management; stakeholder and government relations, experience with matters relating to data analytics; and strong desire to make a difference in the provision of senior living in retirement homes in Ontario.

This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the oversight and continued development of a regulatory organization committed to Ontarians having choice and the protection they need to live with confidence and dignity in retirement homes.

To express your interest in this Directorship, please submit your resume and related information confidentially at or at

The RHRA is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the RHRA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Job Category

Board/Committee Members


Toronto, ON