In accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act (often referred to as “Sunshine List”), that was passed in 1996, organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario are required to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of employees who earn $100,000 or more within the calendar year. The 2020 list can be found on the Treasury Board Secretariat website.
In this section you will find:
- Links to the executive contracts
- Information on the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act - Perquisites Directive
Executive compensation plans and contracts:
- President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. David Pichora
- Chief of Quality & Clinical Transformation, Brenda Carter
- VP, Mission & Strategy Integration and Support Services, Elizabeth Bardon
- VP & Chief Human Resources Officer for KHSC & Providence Care, Sandra Carlton *
- Chief of Staff & VP, Medical Affairs, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick
- VP, Patient Care, Renate Ilse
- VP, Health Sciences Research, Dr. Steve Smith
* contracted service from Providence Care.
Broader Public Sector Accountability Act - Perquisites Directives
The Management Board of Cabinet issued this directive under the authority of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (Part IV.1: Perquisites), for the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Effective August 2, 2011, the Directive established rules on perquisites (perks) where funding is provided from the Ontario Government or from public bodies under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006. The Directive sets out provisions for perquisites that are allowable and those that are not. A perquisite refers to a privilege that is provided to an individual or to a group of individuals, provides a personal benefit, and is not generally available to others.
This Directive applies to all hospital employees, Board members and appointed staff. It includes requirements to:
- Establish rules regarding perquisites;
- Terms and limitations on those rules;
- An accountability framework to ensure appropriate governance; and
- Provisions to make summary information on allowable perquisites publicly available.
The Perquisites Directive can be accessed on the Ministry of Finance website.
Kingston General Hospital’s Business Conduct policy, section 5.2 under Legal Compliance, meets the requirements outlined in the new Directive. The Hospital’s attestation which identifies all allowable perquisites is as follows:
- Car allowance for the CEO and for some members of the Executive is a job requirement, due to: on call responsibilities, community and stakeholder engagement, off-site meetings and travel distances beyond the local area.