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Impacts of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change for People with a Chronic Illness

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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Fraser Health is looking for 1 -2 patient partners from communities in the region to take part in an online discovery workshop, in early January, to provide their feedback and perspectives. The team is looking for people who have been impacted by extreme weather events and/or live with a chronic illness impacted by climate change.

Fraser Health has identified planetary health as an important area of focus and developed a planetary health strategy to guide our work over the next 3 years. Fraser Health is seeking input on how best to share planetary health content, what is missing from the current shared resources, and what kind of content to share. Our planetary health journey means everyone needs to work together, with system-wide collaboration and community partnership to ensure a healthy planet and healthy people.

Engaging patient partners is vital to the workshop to ensure the information being shared and the decisions being made meet the needs and priorities of the public.

Planetary Health refers to how our health and well-being are entirely dependent on a healthy planet. The interconnection between humans and our planet means that things like reducing pollution, protecting animal habitats, and preserving our natural resources like forests and clean water are important to ensure both humans and the planet thrive.

For more information on Fraser Health’s Planetary Health Strategy, please check out the work being done to go green: Planetary Health Strategy

Level of Engagement

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


  • Live in Fraser Health communities
  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Laura Klein Clinical Practice Consultant, Professional Practice | Fraser Health (604) 613-6598

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.