Sheila Jarvis

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

Sheila Jarvis

Sheila K. Jarvis, BSC-PT, MHSA, CHE, ICD-D., is Past President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital ― Canada's largest academic children's rehabilitation facility, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. In this executive role, which she held for 18 years, she led many significant initiatives including: a successful merger of two children's hospitals: rehabilitation and long-term care; launched the Bloorview Research Institute and a Teaching and Learning Institute, created a successful client and family integrated care program, completed a capital development project and opened a new world-class facility serving the province. 

Before joining Holland Bloorview in 1996, Sheila was Site Administrator and former Vice President, Programs and Services, at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 

She is past Chair of the Board of Directors of The Change Foundation, past Chair of their Governance Committee, and member of the Audit Committee. Sheila is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) where she also chaired the Governance Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board. 

Sheila is also a former Chair and member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), and member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO). Sheila is immediate past Co-Chair of the Child & Youth Advisory Table, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, and former member of the Executive Council of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. 

Sheila is Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Chair of the new Quality and Outcomes Committee of the Board and a past member of the Governance Committee. She is also the Chair, Board of Directors, International Outreach Program, reporting to the Chair of the Board of the St. Joseph's Health System, Hamilton, Ontario. 

Sheila completed the joint University of Toronto Rotman ICD Directors Education Program in 2014. 

She represented the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) on the Premier's Ontario Trade and Investment Mission to China in 2005. 

Sheila holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. She was awarded the Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.