The Municipality of Powassan

507 Main Street, Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | 705-724-1020

Board of Directors

The Powassan and Area Family Health Team is a not-for-profit corporation that is governed by a Board of Directors. Board members include our Lead Physician and local citizens.

Position Available: Board of Directors
We are looking for people to fill the voluntary position of board member for the Powassan & Area Family Health Team. The skills and experience we are looking for in members of the board vary depending on our strategic plan and the current experience of the board.

Attributes we are looking for in board members are as follows:
• Knowledge and understanding of the primary care health sector, or be interested in developing such knowledge and understanding
• One or more of the skills, abilities, knowledge, experience or other attributes identified by the Nominating Committee as necessary for the organization to achieve its strategic objectives
• Interest in developing, if they do not already have them, the skills, abilities, knowledge, experience or other attributes that would be required to serve successfully as board members
• Passion for the mission of the Powassan and Area Family Health Team

Our Mission
Providing excellence in collaborative primary healthcare

Caring for our community and region and continually striving to provide comprehensive, accessible and coordinated primary health care of the highest quality in a patient-centered environment of care and mutual respect.

Professionalism:  Delivering patient-centred health care, respecting the rights and needs of each patient and we maintain and uphold ethical practice patterns.
Collaboration:  Collaborating amongst all stakeholders, fostering true collaborative team function, supporting workplace efficiencies.
Communication:  Communicating in a manner that promotes honest, open and constructive dialogue.
Quality/Excellence:  Ensuring quality, best practice care, continuous learning and quality improvement, organizational accountability, healthy balanced workplace.
Empowerment:  Engaging and empowering patients to take responsibility for their health and promote prevention and self-management.

About the PAAFHT
Opening its doors in August 2011, the boundaries of PAAFHT stretch from Loring and Restoule in the west to Chisholm Township in the east, and from East Ferris in the north to Trout Creek and Laurier in the south. Within these boundaries over 12,000 people reside. It is estimated that over 5,000 do not have access to a family physician and many others are registered with doctors outside our area due to lack of healthcare professionals. The ultimate goal is to be in a position to have primary healthcare available locally for all those without a doctor and avoid visits to the hospital ER or walk in clinics in North Bay or elsewhere.

How to Apply
If you are interested, or know someone that you think would bring valuable experience and insights to our organization, please fill out the nomination form and email, mail or deliver it to our Executive Director, Anna Gibson-Olajos at the Powassan Medical Centre or

PAAFHT Board Nomination Form

Please note that only applicants chosen for the interview stage will be contacted.


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507 Main Street, Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | 705-724-1020