Seeking New Members: Finance and Audit Committee

The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (OBWC) was established as an innovative health care delivery model by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in 2013. The OBWC is a not-for-profit organization that provides a broad range of maternal and infant services to women, newborns, and their families in the Ottawa area.

The OBWC’s vision is to be a centre of excellence for natural childbirth and wellness, accepted as a safe and desirable option for the majority of normal births in Eastern Ontario.

Guided by the midwifery model of care, the OBWC is a wonderful option for healthy clients who have normal, uncomplicated pregnancies, and who are planning a non-medicated, out-of-hospital birth.


The OBWC is seeking two members for its Finance and Audit Committee. Candidates should be financially literate with accounting or financial management expertise. Experience, or an interest, in performance management and/or metrics, government funding/relations, health care transformation or maternal/child health would be an asset.


The mandate of the Finance and Audit Committee is to advise the Board of Directors of the OBWC and assist it in fulfilling its fiduciary and accountability responsibilities including:

  • overseeing financial planning and reporting
  • providing guidance on significant financial and investment decisions
  • overseeing the audit process
  • reviewing the management of risk and the effectiveness of internal controls
  • reviewing total compensation strategies
  • monitoring compliance with applicable laws and regulations

The OBWC Board consists of up to twelve (12) members, a majority of whom are midwives. The Finance and Audit Committee consists of up to eight (8) members.  Board and Committee members serve as volunteers, without compensation.


The Finance and Audit Committee will meet a minimum of four (4) times each year.


If you are interested in contributing to an organization that is transforming birth in the region, please send your resume by 22 January 2018 to:

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