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

Patient/Public Advisor, Research Cluster on Physical Activity and Health

Are you interested in the relationships between physical activity and health? If so, you’re invited to help shape a multidisciplinary research cluster that was formed to transform how physical activities are prescribed, practiced and monitored for promoting health.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: January 18, 2018

Member, Shared Care Committee Evaluation Working Group

The Shared Care Committee (SCC) would like to work with patient partners to enhance an evaluation strategy intended to measure the impact of its initiatives. By providing structure for family and specialist physicians to work together, SCC initiatives strive to improve the flow of patients between primary and specialist care in BC. If you enjoy strategic thinking, evaluation and measurement of success, please consider joining the Shared Care Committee Evaluation Working Group!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: January 18, 2018

Member, Operations Delivery Committee (Public Wi-Fi Focus)

Ever found yourself wishing for wi-fi access while in a hospital? Well, wishes do come true! Help Providence Health Care improve the wi-fi experience for patients, residents, family and friends!

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: January 19, 2018

Participant, Focus Group and Follow-up, Patient Hand Cleaning

We know that preventing health care acquired infections is highly reliant on clean hands. But connecting the dots between our patients and effective hand cleaning is an area we want to understand better. We want to hear about how you and your family were able to clean your hands during a hospital stay or in a residential care facility and how we can improve this experience.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: February 16, 2018
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Participant, New St. Paul’s Entrance Design and Experience Co-creation Workshop

Have you or your family received care at the current St. Paul’s Hospital and are interested in participating in a workshop to explore and consider the patient and visitor experience upon entry into the new St. Paul’s? Join us in an interactive workshop with the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in creating a series of ideas and recommendations to inform future designs.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: January 22, 2018

Member, Kidney Care Planning Committee, Fraser Health

According to BC Renal Agency, the number of British Columbians with kidney disease is growing every year, due to our aging population and increasing rates of heart disease and diabetes. Fraser Health has three kidney care centres whose primary goal is to work with patients and families to preserve kidney function with the hopes of reducing the need for dialysis, and preparing for dialysis where needed. Your help is needed make these services more patient- and family-centred!

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: January 23, 2018

Patient Partners, Surgical Patient Education

Use your lived experience in surgery to help shape patient education through on-going feedback and patient focus groups. We are seeking patient and families to be involved in helping develop images for surgical patients to help understand their surgical journey!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: January 23, 2018

Member, Residential Care Palliative Approach to Care Advisory Committee, Fraser Health

Fraser Health would like your help to move forward in implementing a collaborative approach focused on enhancing palliative care team education and patient-centred conversations for advanced care planning. You’re invited to join an advisory committee to help guide this implementation approach.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: January 23, 2018

Patient Advisor, Patient and Resident Experience Week Planning

Partner with the Providence Health Care team in the creation of this year’s Patient and Resident Experience Week! We are hoping to gain some valuable insight and ideas from you on how we should celebrate and bring awareness to the patient and resident experience in our facilities.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: January 25, 2018

Patient Partner Interviews, Early-Onset Dementia Resources and Support, Fraser Health Professional Practice

Creating easy-to-understand resources and supports that assist patients and families with early-onset dementia. A team of UBC Nursing students is interested in exploring what is needed, through the eyes of patients and families, currently dealing with early-onset dementia.

Open to: Patient partners in the Fraser Health region
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Deadline: January 26, 2018

Working Group Member, Making Decisions about Life and Care – Residential Care

Do you value meaningful conversations to ensure that the wishes and preferences of residents and their family members are being respected in the care setting? If so, this project is for you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland
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Deadline: January 26, 2018

Member, Shared Care Regional Radiology Initiative Working Group

Are you interested in ensuring timely, fair access to diagnostic imaging? If so, consider joining the Regional Radiology Working Group to help improve communication between physicians ordering tests, radiologists, and patients.

Open to: Patient partners in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond
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Deadline: January 27, 2018
Interior Region

Member, Inter-Divisional Strategic Council

Do you have an interest in being part of the forefront of health care change with a focus on primary care development within Interior Health? As an equal partner at the table, the patient is a respected contributor to the discussions.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region
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Deadline: January 23, 2018

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
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Deadline: January 30, 2018

Participant, Central Okanagan Wellness Centre Focus Group

Join this focus group to help inform our health care team on the best way to provide patient- and family-centred care in a new mental health and substance use clinic.

Open to: Patient partners in the Central Okanagan area
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Deadline: January 30, 2018

Speaker, Interior Health Board Quality Committee

Here is a chance to share your health experience with the Interior Health Board Quality Committee!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior Health region
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Deadline: January 31, 2018
Northern Region

Team Member, Building Patient Oriented Research Capacity, University of Northern BC and Northern Health

Become a health research team member and help other patient partners to get involved in health research!

Open to: Patient partners in Terrace
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Deadline: January 16, 2018

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
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Deadline: January 21, 2018
Vancouver Island Region

Patient Partner, Rural and Remote Quality Council, Island Health

Island Health’s Rural and Remote Quality Council is seeking patient partners to join their team to help ensure the patient voice is represented when quality initiatives are discussed and decisions are made. If you live in a rural or remote  area, read on and learn how you can get involved!

Open to: Patient partners living within rural and remote areas of the Vancouver Island health region

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Deadline: January 26, 2018

Participant, The Medical Assistance in Dying Simulation Knowledge Translation Project

Do you have an interest in helping to improve the public and health professional understanding about Medically Assisted Dying (MAiD)? Would you be interested in participating on a stakeholder committee and providing input into a simulation event to be offered in a public setting in early spring? If so, read on!

Open to: Patient partners on Vancouver Island
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Deadline: January 26, 2018