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Indigenous Community Partner – Physician Quality Improvement – Health Equity Advisory Committee

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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The Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) initiative empowers physicians in BC to create positive system impact through quality improvement skill development and hands-on QI project support. Through various levels of QI training and supports, PQI enables physicians to improve the experience and outcomes of patients across the health care system, while enhancing physician well-being and engagement. The PQI initiative has launched a Health Equity Advisory Committee (HEAC) to ensure the initiative is effectively embedding principles, measures, and activities that support equity, both for patients and providers.
We are seeking a community partner who identifies as Indigenous and who is interested in contributing their voice to the HEAC. The scope of this committee will be to develop a plan to elevate health equity principles on both operational and structural levels within the work of the initiative, and to provide insight for integrating health equity best practices into the program. Knowledge of QI is preferred, but not required. The opportunity will take place virtually over Zoom, for monthly 1 hour meetings, with occasional actions between meetings.

The chosen candidate will be eligible for an honorarium of $50/hour for meeting attendance and any other committee activities. Any travel or other expenses related to participation in the opportunity will be fully covered up front or reimbursed.

The length and frequency of the meetings may change as the committee evolves, with the consensus of members.

If you have any concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Dan Angrignon ( to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Knowledge of BC healthcare equity challenges would be an asset. Experience with consensus decision-making would be an asset.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Dan Angrignon Sr Project Coordinator, Quality Impact - PQI | Doctors of BC (604) 638-7905

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Lucie Neliba

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Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind