Our Role

CHCM plays these critical roles today as we embrace the rich traditions of the Sisters who founded CHCM:

1. Carry Out the Mission

Integrating the essence of a mission, founded on 475 years of collective service and four religious orders, into the Communities of Service we have been entrusted to guide today.

2. Support Communities of Service

Supporting our current Communities of Service with governance, ethics, compassionate practices and in other areas so that they can continue to deliver quality care to the people they serve.

3. Identify Unmet Needs

Being a catalyst in identifying the unmet needs in our society today and partnering with others to find ways to meet those needs in the future. We give people an experience that will strengthen their confidence in life

4. Report to the Catholic Health Sponsors of Manitoba (CHSM)

The Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba is accountable to the Catholic Health Sponsors of Manitoba (CHSM), a canonical entity recognized by the Vatican. CHCM is required to report annually to CHSM on how it is delivering on its promises to integrate the mission, support the Communities of Service and be a catalyst in fulfilling unmet needs in Manitoba.

5. Board Governance

As sponsor, we appoint all the volunteer Board of Directors that are responsible for setting direction for the Communities of Service. We believe in building strong and effective boards by identifying, cultivating, recruiting, orienting, involving, educating, evaluating and celebrating board directors. Our goal is to support each board volunteer in gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities as they grow and serve others.

6. Accountability Framework

CHCM introduced an accountability framework to clarify its expectations and serve to shape the reporting process and our annual discussions together.  Today all CHCM sponsored Communities of Service are implementing and using the accountability framework as their core reporting tool for our annual meetings and dialogue.  Communities of service report on the 5 core elements found in the framework: meeting unmet needs, sustainability, ethics, excellence and spiritual purpose, as outlined on page 9 of the Board of Director’s Orientation Guide.