Participant, Person- and Family-Centred Care Steering Committee

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The Interior Health Person- and Family-Centred Care Steering Committee is increasing its patient partner membership to ensure an equal voice from all. We are looking to you!

Open to: Patient partners from Interior Health region


Volunteer Opportunity

The Interior Health Person- and Family-Centred Care Steering Committee is increasing its patient partner membership to ensure an equal voice from all. We are looking to you!

Lead Organization/Department

Patient Experience – Quality


The goal of the Interior Health Patient- and Family-Centred (PFCC) Steering Committee is to improve the quality, effectiveness and inclusiveness of person- and family-centred care principles within Interior Health as related to the Ministry of Health’s patient-centred care principles of dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


• Experience within the health care system as a patient or caregiver
• Experience working at a steering committee level, with high level senior staff would also be of benefit but not mandatory
• Be able to work with others effectively, and appreciate different perspectives and opinions
• Comfort in reading, writing and editing policies
• Access to telephone/computer for meetings if unable to attend meetings in person


• Number of vacancies: 2
• Location, Date, Time and Frequency :
– Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from 10:00 until 12:00
– Meetings are held by teleconference/webinar
– Working groups may be established to which members will be asked to take part. Details of working group meetings will be decided as needed
– A four-hour strategic planning session is also held one time a year
– This group will continue to meet for more than a year


No expense should be incurred at this time due to the virtual format. Once travel and in-person meetings resume, mileage will be reimbursed based on the IH travel expense policy.


The Interior Health (IH) Person -and Family- Centered Care (PFCC) Steering Committee team provides strategic direction to ensure that the spread and sustainability on issues related to PFCC philosophy, policy, and program occurs as close to the Ministry of Health Patients as Partners philosophy as possible.

Based on the Ministry of Health direction for patients to be central to the work and based on the IH Strategic direction of “Every Person Matters”, the IH PFCC Steering committee was formed. The purpose is to help bring together IH leaders from key portfolios to provide/develop guiding principles for IH patient -centred care with patient partner/public members.
Work in this area is not expected to generate immediate results. Although it is recognized as a priority within Interior Health, competing initiatives may take precedence over the PFCC objective. This committee requires the members to be energetic yet realistic to the time large scale change takes within the health authority

A strategic plan for PFCC was developed early in 2019 in which patient/public member contribution was key.


Open to patient partners from Interior Health region

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

January 17, 2021