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External Opportunities

We’re passionate about increasing opportunities for PVN members to get involved in BC’s health care system.

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 health system in BC and beyond.

This section connects you with external engagement opportunities that are not hosted through PVN. Please respond directly to the organizations offering engagement opportunities.

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UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program 2022-2023

The Health Mentors Program is an educational initiative at UBC, coordinated by the Patient & Community Partnership for Education in the Office of UBC Health. This is a unique educational program in which teams of students from different health disciplines and human service programs learn together from / with adult…

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

Diabetes, the Importance of Patient-oriented Research

This webinar is in partnership with Diabetes Action Canada. Meaningful patient involvement is now seen as critical to the success of health-related research projects. Learn what it is, why it’s important and how people with diabetes are shaping the research landscape in Canada. Launched in 2016, Diabetes Action Canada consists…

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Osteopathy for Neuropathy: the NeuOst Study

A team from Imperial College London (UK) and the affiliated University College of Osteopathy (UCO) pioneer new interventions for people with painful diabetic neuropathy, based on manual therapy and other non-drug treatments. Developing a new drug-free approach for people with painful diabetic neuropathy (paid opportunity, online): About the project People…

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BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Partnership-Ready Network

Would you like to be part of a ground-breaking initiative intended to ensure health research is done in partnership with patients and focuses on priorities that matter to patients? The BC SUPPORT Unit supports this kind of research and is looking to expand our network of volunteers who are…

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Open to Provincial Region

Digital Health Learning Program

Infoway has launched the Digital Health Learning Program. The primary goal of this program is to improve digital health literacy among Canadians. The program includes resources to increase awareness of digital health services available in Canada and provides information to better access and engage with Canada’s digital healthcare system.

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From Our Community

Terri McKinlay

Patient Partner, Penticton

Terri McKinlay

The Patient Voices Network has provided Rylee and me the ability to channel our experience into positive change for others. Our voice in decision making, planning and partnerships for mental health care is having a profound impact on our healing process.