- Period covered by this report: January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022
- For the period covered by this CEO Quarterly Compliance Report:
- The undersigned has personal knowledge of the matters herein reported or has made due inquiry with respect to the same.
- Except as reported in any previous CEO Quarterly Compliance Report, the undersigned reports as follows:
- that the Health Unit has been in material compliance with all laws, regulations, orders, judgments or decrees applicable to it. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing the Health Unit is current in respect of all tax and related withholding and remittances required by law;
- the Health Unit has been in material compliance with its By-laws;
- the Health Unit has been in material compliance with all other Board resolutions;
- the Health Unit has been in material compliance with all contracts and commitments to which the Health Unit is a party including without limitation all funding and accountability agreements;
- the Health Unit is current with respect to the payment of all remuneration (including salary and benefits) to its employees;
- there are no material variances between what is contemplated by the Operational Plan and what in fact transpired or appears likely to transpire
- more specifically, no material changes are required in respect of financial resource allocation plans to address shifts in need and capacity
- no material adverse change has occurred in the operations of the Health Unit or its assets and liabilities taken as a whole
- there have been no material breaches of the Ethics Code of Conduct by anyone who is subject to it;
- there have been no unplanned terminations of any Health Unit employees;
- there have been no claims made pursuant to any insurance policies maintained by the Health unit; and,
- nothing has come to the attention of the undersigned which would materially adversely change any previous CEO Quarterly Compliance Report, except as detailed below:
Items (vi), (vii), and (viii) have been revised due to the COVID -19 pandemic as follows:
On March 17, 2020, the Province of Ontario enacted the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9. (“the Act”), to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Act supports public health units to, regardless of their collective bargaining agreements, suspend services, redeploy staff as deemed appropriate, modify hours of work, cancel and or defer vacations, utilize part-time/contract staff to perform the duties and responsibilities of bargaining unit staff and suspend the grievance process.
The WECHU, in its response to COVID-19 within the communities of Windsor and Essex County has:
- Redeployed staff as considered appropriate to facilitate our response to the pandemic including transition of staff from case and contact management to support the vaccination efforts as directed by the province.
- Increased expenses related to vaccination to support resources required for implementing booster/third doses across the population.
Item (x) the CEO reports the following:
In January 2022, the WECHU had an unplanned termination of a single non-union staff person.
Date: March 31, 2022
Signature: Nicole Dupuis, Chief Executive Officer