Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer

September 12 2022
Categories Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt., Legal, Paralegal
Oakville, ON

Halton Healthcare is a leading multi-site healthcare organization with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal accountability, and, most importantly, quality patient care. Situated in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, the organization’s three community hospitals in Oakville, Milton, and Georgetown, are integral to the health and wellness of their communities and resolute about delivering responsive, safe, and exceptional care to their patients. As the organization continues to grow and evolve, outcome-focused leadership becomes even more critical to the delivery of quality care, clinical excellence, and staff and patient engagement.

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The Position

Halton Healthcare is seeking an exceptional leader for the role of Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer. In this role, you will work collaboratively with the President & CEO, Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, Program Directors, and Staff on multiple corporate priorities. You will be accountable for supporting the overall legal framework and strategy, while providing guidance on a broad and diverse mix of legal disciplines encompassing regulatory (compliance), corporate, and commercial law with some exposure to research. This role requires a high degree of visibility and presence across the organization, with demonstrated skills in negotiation and execution.

Key leadership initiatives for the Legal Counsel and Privacy Officer will be to:

  • Act as the primary legal counsel to the President and CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and Board of Directors on a multitude of issues and topics.
  • Actively contribute to the development and implementation of a proactive legal framework, enabling Halton Healthcare to realize opportunities for value-added legal service and guidance.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership regarding legal opportunities and challenges, strategic planning, and risk management.
  • Continue to provide support and advice to the privacy program, establishing policies, protocols, and appropriate internal controls for privacy matters.
  • Continue to advance key stakeholder relationships with colleagues, hospital executives, and staff, and external partners to ensure collaboration, as well as alignment with the changing provincial health care landscape.
  • Work closely with team members to create a service and performance delivery


The successful candidate will have at least five to seven years of legal experience in a complex highly regulated environment, ideally combined with relevant firm-based health law experience. In addition to possessing a law degree and being a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Candidate will be an inspiring leader and engaged team player. This is an influential role that requires someone with excellent legal and business acumen who is proficient with managing relevant legal matters in in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. The successful Candidate will have the transformational ability to implement leading practices and provide advice that reinforces corporate accountability and best governance standards. In addition, they will have the ideal opportunity to be a vocal and visible advocate of excellence, while contributing to both strategic and operational legal leadership across the organization. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at *******@*******.**.

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