Board of Health
The Board of Health is the governing body that oversees delivery of Mandatory Programs and Service Guidelines set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ministry of Children and Youth Services under the Health Protection and Promotion Act legislated by the Government of Ontario. On behalf of the Board of Health, the CEO and Medical Officer of Health administers the public health programs and services in agreement with the Mission and Vision of our Health Unit.
Dr. Kenneth Blanchette (CEO), Dr. Mehdi Aloosh (Medical Officer of Health), and our 200 plus employees at the Health Unit continue to work under the financial guidance of the Board of Health. The Board of Health is composed of four representatives from the City of Windsor, four representatives from the County of Essex and Pelee Island, and up to six provincial representatives.
2023 Members of the Board of Health include:
City of Windsor
Fabio Costante, Chair
County of Essex
Joe Bachetti, Vice-Chair
Hilda Macdonald, Treasurer
History of the Board of Health
Established in 1914, the Board of Health for the Essex Border Municipalities promoted and protected the health of 50,000 residents in four municipalities (Ford, Walkerville, Windsor, and Sandwich). Over time, programs and services evolved. Eventually, all remaining municipalities of Essex County joined the Metro Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Board of Health. The name of the agency was changed to Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in 1984.
Board of Health Meetings
Board of Health meetings are generally held on a monthly basis at alternating locations.
View the Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes and other documents.
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Members of the public who meet eligibility criteria can sit on Boards of Ontario Agencies to help in the decision making of public services. This page provides information on becoming a public appointee.
By-laws for the Windsor-Essex County Board of Health mention that delegates who wish to be heard can submit in writing. The following is noted in our By-Laws