We have been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and listening to guidance from those leading our health care system’s response.
We recognize that some engagement opportunities may not proceed in their original timelines due to the system’s response, and thank our patient and health care partners for working together to reschedule activities. We encourage health care partners to heed the latest advice from officials regarding whether in-person meetings/events should still take place, and to consider if they could be accomplished through online platforms or teleconferences. We also encourage patient partners to let their health care partners or engagement leaders know if they have questions or concerns related to in-person meetings/events.
As BC’s health care system responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will likely see fewer engagement opportunities than we typically would, and more virtual participation within those that do take place.
Please contact us at PVN@bcpsqc.ca if you have any questions or concerns about patient engagement during this time.
For the latest information on COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and others, symptoms, community resources and travel guidance, refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control. The Ministry of Health has also developed a BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool that you can use to determine if you need further assessment or testing.
This is a challenging time for the health care system and British Columbians. We thank you for taking steps to keep yourself, your community and your loved ones safe and healthy.
Here are the engagement opportunities that are currently open:
- Provincial Opportunities
- Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region
- Interior Region
- Northern Region
- Vancouver Island Region
In addition to the engagement opportunities offered by our health care partners, we list opportunities administered and supported by other organizations that are also looking for deeply committed patient partners to improve BC’s health system:
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.
Learn more about what it’s like to be involved in PVN, in the words of a patient partner.