Sheila Jarvis joined CorHealth Ontario in February 2017 to lead the organization through a critical transition period. Since coming on board, Sheila has launched the organization’s inaugural strategic plan, a forward-thinking brand, and has championed an internal culture of collaboration to usher in a new era for the entity.
Prior to joining, Sheila was 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 until her retirement in 2015, she led a successful merger of two children’s hospitals: rehabilitation and long term care; launched and completed a capital development project and opened a new world-class facility serving the province; negotiated a full affiliation agreement with the University of Toronto, built the Bloorview Research Institute - first of its kind in Canada for applied research in the field of childhood disabilities, launched the Teaching and Learning Institute for student and faculty development - becoming a leading Centre for simulation in paediatric rehabilitation education; and created an award-winning patient and family integrated care program to engage families in the care experience, as well as in teaching and in research.
Before joining Holland Bloorview in 1996, Sheila was Site Administrator and Vice-President of Programs and Services at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. She has served in administrative positions at other academic acute care hospitals in Toronto; SickKids and University Health Network.