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

Focus Group Participant, Developing a Basic or Personal Care Standard for Patients Admitted to Acute Care

Want to share your point of view on personal care (e.g. bathing, hair care, and shaving) for patients in acute units? Join this focus group as Providence Health starts working on a new initiative.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Deadline: November 3, 2017
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Focus Group Participant, Acute Psychiatry Guidelines Review

Do you have an interest in acute psychiatry? Providence Health Care is looking for patient and family input in reviewing a new guideline related to patients who leave an acute inpatient psychiatry against the advice of their care team.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Member, Fraser Health Patient Care Coordinator Advisory Council

Patient Care Coordinators (PCCs) play an important role in leading and supporting health care teams, patients and families. To ensure PCCs are prepared for this vital point of care leadership position, Fraser Health offers a two-day orientation workshop. Bring in your voice to help them design the type of workshop that gets people excited to further support patients and families!

Open to: Patient partners in Abbotsford and Mission communities


Deadline: November 20, 2017

Member, Home Support Resources Awareness Team

In today’s world, people access information through a variety of ways, whether it’s the internet or television. The Fraser Network Alliance recognizes that using these ways provides a unique opportunity to inform and engage the public, increasing their understanding of home support services available to them in Fraser Health. They are seeking patient partners, with experience in home support, to be a part of the development and production of videos that tell their story of using these services to help seniors stay home and healthy for as long as possible.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Valley

Deadline: November 21, 2017

Member, PREVIEW-ED© Advisory Committee

Detecting early health decline in residential care residents plays a critical role in interventions that improve residents quality of life. Fraser Health has implemented a one-page tool, PREVIEW-ED©, that only takes 8-15 seconds to administer as part of regular health care duties and is seeking two patient partners to join their advisory committee. This committee aims to increase and monitor the use of the new tool across all residential care sites in Fraser Health.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: November 21, 2017

Working Group Member, Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program

Scientific discoveries about concussions have received a lot of media attention lately, but many unanswered questions remain about diagnosis and treatment. A research team at the University of British Columbia is seeking patient partners to help inform their work on advancing concussion research and care.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: November 24, 2017
Interior Region

Participant, Vernon Emergency Rapid Process Improvement Workshop

You’re invited to join this improvement project which focuses on decreasing readmission of vulnerable patients to the Emergency Department while utilizing existing resources within the department.

Open to: Patient partners in the North Okanagan area

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Participant, Regional Diabetes Discharge Planning and Patients/Family Discharge Teaching

Do you have any experience with use of insulin? This opportunity focuses on education and discharge from hospital after starting on insulin.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Member, South Okanagan Clinical Ethics Committee

Do you have an interest in ethics, ethical decision making and medical care? Join this committee to support medical professional and patients/families in making difficult medical decisions.

Open to: Patient partners in the South Okanagan area

Deadline: November 17, 2017

Patient Partner, Physician Quality Improvement Initiative Committee

Do you have an interest in quality improvement? The new Physician Quality Improvement Initiative Committee provides a unique platform for patients to give feedback and work alongside physician champions throughout Interior Health to improve health care services.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region

Deadline: November 21, 2017
Northern Region

Focus Group Participant, Patient Safety Pamphlet, Northern Health Quality Improvement

Patient safety matters! Patients and family members are active partners in ensuring safe care every day. Northern Health is looking for patient and family input to potentially redesign a key patient safety pamphlet.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern Health region

Deadline: November 14, 2017

Participant, Terrace Psychiatric Services Appointment Scheduling Review, Northern Health Community Services

Do you have an interest in improving services at Terrace Community Mental Health? Northern Health wants to hear your perspective of the benefits and challenges when booking and attending appointments with psychiatrists to assist in streamlining services.

Open to: Patient partners in Terrace

Deadline: January 5, 2018
Vancouver Island Region

To learn about available engagement opportunities on Vancouver Island, please contact:

Leah Smith
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Southern Vancouver Island

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island