Engagement Opportunities

Here are the engagement opportunities that are currently open.

To RSVP for opportunities, and to receive newsletters that will notify you of new ones, sign up as a patient partner with the Patient Voices Network. For tips on how to fill up the RSVP forms, make sure to read this brief list.

If you have received information about an opportunity not listed below, please contact pvn@bcpsqc.ca, 604.668.8240 or 1.877.282.1919.

In addition to the engagement opportunities below that are offered by our health care partners, we list external engagement opportunities administered and supported by other organizations that are also looking for deeply committed patient partners to improve BC’s health system.

Provincial Opportunities

Member, Quality Forum 2019 Steering Committee

Would you like to help plan one of the largest quality improvement conferences in Canada? This is your chance! The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) is inviting two patient partners to join the steering committee responsible for planning Quality Forum 2019. The annual conference will take place February 26 – 28, 2019 in Vancouver, and will feature three days of presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care.

Open to: Patient partners across BC

Deadline: March 28, 2018
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Walking Interview Participant, BC Cancer, Vancouver Centre

Have you ever gotten lost when going to a hospital or health centre, and it added to your stress? Help make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way in the BC Cancer Vancouver Centre.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Committee member, CARES (The Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors) Transition Team

Be a part of implementing community health services to keep seniors healthy and well at home.

Fraser Health is looking for an energetic, community-minded senior who can contribute their voice to the transition of the CARES program for preventing frailty into the community. This innovative program puts together the best minds in seniors’ health care across Fraser Health, creating programs that promote seniors’ thriving at home and accessing services in the community.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Member, Burnaby Primary Care Network Steering Committee

In order to shape primary health care in Burnaby, a variety of voices and experiences are needed. The Burnaby Primary Health Care Network brings together community stakeholders to create partnerships and identify opportunities to improve access to quality health care for community members of all ages and needs. They are looking for two patient partners to join them in their efforts.

Open to: Patient partners in Burnaby and the surrounding communities


Deadline: March 26, 2018

Patient Consultant, Expanding Cultural Safety and Humility in Social Work at Providence Health Care

Do you identify as Indigenous, Inuit or Métis and are interested in consulting with the Social Work Department to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action for health care at the Providence Health Care sites? Read on to learn more!

Open to: Patient partners in Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: April 3, 2018

Patient Advisor, Fraser Health Quality & Patient Safety Portfolio

Fraser Health is committed to improving the safety, appropriateness and quality of health care services across the region.  Including the patients’ voice in those discussions highlights the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships to improve health care.  Seeking multiple patient advisors.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health Communities

Deadline: April 4, 2018
Interior Region

Member, Patient Engagement in Research Committee of the BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre

Does patient engagement in research interest you? Read more about this exciting opportunity!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior geographic region


Deadline: Open until filled

Member, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Steering Committee, Central Okanagan

Do you want to help improve the lives of people who suffer from lung disease? If so, please consider participating in this steering committee.

Open to: Patient partners in the Central Okanagan area

Deadline: Open until filled

Participant, Feedback on Interior Health’s 2018/19 Service Plan

Do you have an interest in the key actions Interior Health is planning to undertake in the 2018/19 fiscal year to fulfill its mandate? Are you keen in ensuring that Interior Health communicates with the public in a way that’s easily understood? If so, please sign up for a one-time review of Interior Health’s 2018/19 Service Plan.

Open to: Patient partners across the Interior Region


Deadline: April 2, 2018

Member, Primary Care Network Planning Working Group

BC is embarking on the first wave of introducing Primary Care Networks across the province and we are excited that Penticton/Summerland has been chosen. We’re looking for people who have a passion to see changes in how we can access primary care services in our communities.

Open to: Patient partners in the Penticton and Summerland area


Deadline: April 3, 2018

Participant, Kootenay Lake Hospital Emergency Department Rapid Process Improvement Workshop

Have you or your family experienced the unfortunate need to visit the Emergency Department? Kootenay Lake Hospital is looking to improve the flow for patients presenting to the Emergency Department, and needs the patient voice to do so. If you have an interest in improving patient flow in the ED, we need your input.

Open to: Patient partners who access Kootenay Lake Hospital Emergency Department


Deadline: April 4, 2018

Participant, Interior Health Ethics Council

The IH Ethics Council welcomes two patient partners to join us in championing an ethics culture across the health authority. The Council develops ethics resources and reviews ethics issues in support of our patients and their families, employees, physicians, and volunteers.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Region

Deadline: April 13, 2018
Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

Advisor, Virtual Care Patient Partnership, Island Health

Do you have an interest in helping enhance and expand Virtual Care at Island Health? We are seeking patient partners to provide feedback on current service delivery and participate in strategic planning of virtual care at Island Health.

Open to: Patient partners from Northern and rural communities within the Island Health Region.


Deadline: March 30, 2018

Attendee, Educational Workshop: Engage to Improve – Creative Solutions for Working Better Together

Are you looking for fun and engaging ways to facilitate engagement? Do you want to surface the best ideas for the problems you’re facing today? If you answered yes to these questions, then this workshop on Liberating Structures is for you!

Open to: Patient partners on Vancouver Island

Deadline: April 5, 2018