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Evaluation of First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Funded Treatment Centre Services

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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Treatment services are a critical part of the mental health and wellness services continuum and the need outpaces availability of services. Client perspectives are an important part of understanding how available services are addressing the needs of clients and how they can be improved. Hearing from patient partners will help the FNHA to understand what health, wellness and healing supports matter to them. The FNHA will use your feedback to help make recommendations for improving services and supports. No one from the centre you visited will know what you share without your explicit permission.

The identified dates are flexible time estimates as the nature of the project requires minimal onboarding and check-ins. We wish to start the engagement as soon as possible and will interview clients on a rolling basis (as they are recruited).

No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. A $50 honorarium will be provided

Patient partners will be provided with a written summary of their interview that they are able to review and edit, if they choose. This contact will include a thank you. Preliminary results can be made available to Patient Partners if they wish and a Closing the Loop presentation and/or written summary will be provided to them before the end of 2023.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • Must have attended one of the following FNHA-funded treatment centers in BC between April 1, 2018 and the present day: Round Lake Alcohol and Drug Treatment; Namgis First Nation; Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society; Carrier Sekani Family Services Society; Gya' Wa 'Tlaab Healing Centre; Kackaamin Family Development Centre; Wilp Si'Satxw; Nenqayni Wellness Centre Society; North Wind Wellness Centre Society.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carly Welham Senior Evaluation Consultant, Evaluations | Ference & Company (604) 688-2424

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Nancy J. Wood

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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.