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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 BC’s health system.

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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Health Technology Assessment – Call for Topics

The BC Health Technology Assessment Committee (HTAC), comprised of representatives from each health authority, the Ministry of Health, and other professional members, is issuing its annual Call for Topics for 2022/23 as part of the BC Health Technology Assessment (BC HTA) process. In 2011, the BC HTA process and HTAC…

Deadline: Apply by

Open to Provincial Region

Member, Kidney Health Month Working Group

Are you interested in promoting kidney health across BC? BC Renal and Kidney Foundation of Canada –  BC & Yukon Branch are seeking volunteers to raise awareness of kidney health among the general public in a number of ways. If you would like to contribute, we’d love to hear from…

Deadline: Apply by

Open to Provincial Region

Aging in Place in Rural and Remote Regions (APR3) – Study

Aging in Place in Rural and Remote Regions (APR3) is a study by researchers from TRU, UNBC, and UBC-O. The study aims to compare how three Seniors Health and Wellness Centres in Kamloops, Kelowna and Salmon Arm are meeting their goals and addressing the needs and priorities of rural older adults, and helping them…

Deadline: Apply by

Member, BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee

The BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee works to enable optimal care for patients who receive hemodialysis therapy in BC. It involves developing and facilitating the implementation of a common, person-centred and cost-effective approach to hemodialysis care across the province. Are you (or your family member) receiving hemodialysis care in BC? Would…

Deadline: Apply by

Open to Provincial Region

Virtual Infoway Partnership Series & Conference

The Infoway Partnership Series takes place monthly from May to October 2021 followed by the Infoway Partnership Conference on December 1. Each month you can join sessions to learn about Canada Health Infoway’s latest initiatives and health sector update and hear form a range of international leaders. Infoway Partnership Series…

Deadline: Apply by

Voices of Brain Injury

Voices of Brain Injury is a blog-style publication focusing on the stories of individuals with brain injuries. The purpose of this project is to reconnect individuals with brain injuries through shared experiences and stories, as well as to increase public awareness…

Deadline: Apply by

Patient Partner Member, BC Renal Palliative Care Committee

The BC Renal Palliative Care Committee works to ensure that patients living with chronic kidney disease have access to high quality comprehensive and well integrated kidney palliative care. The committee oversees and coordinates efforts that will advance a palliative approach to kidney care that includes patient identification, advance care planning,…

Deadline: Apply by

Open to Provincial Region

Patient and Family Engagement Consultant

The Chilliwack Division of Family Practice is a non-profit society that represents family physicians in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Seabird Island and Hope. We also have nurse practitioners, medical residents and medical students as associate members. Our members provide primary care services from Chilliwack to Boston Bar and we strive to improve…

Deadline: Apply by

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Provincial Region

From Our Community

Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.