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Judge, 2018 Quality Awards

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Help the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council celebrate inspiring people and projects that have improved BC’s health system!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council (BCPSQC)


Participate on a judging panel that will decide the winners and runners-up for the categories of the 2018 Quality Awards. The volunteers will lend their voices and perspectives to the judging panel, which includes leaders in quality and safety, BCPSQC Council Members, and students.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


This invitation is being extended to volunteers who:
  • Are comfortable sharing their opinions and participating in discussion. The BCPSQC will proactively take measures to ensure a welcoming and respectful environment to promote comfort and open discussion at all times.
  • At this time, only volunteers who have attended a Patient Voices Network orientation session are eligible.
  • Priority will be given to volunteers who have not previously had the opportunity to work with the BCPSQC.


  • Open to 2 volunteers across the province, preference given to those who have not worked with the BC Patient Safety Quality Council before.
  • The judging process begins in August. Judges will have three to four weeks to review and score nominations. The amount of time required to do so will depend on the number of nominations (30 – 40).
  • Judges will be couriered a binder of all nominations submitted, and can choose between submitting their scores by post or email. All materials must be returned to BCPSQC at the judging meeting.
  • A half-day in-person meeting will be scheduled in late August or early September (date TBD) to finalize the voting results.


Expenses related to travel to the in-person judging meeting will be covered. Prior approval will be required. Entrance and travels to Quality Forum 2018 will not be covered.


Since 2009, the BC Quality Awards have recognized individuals, health care teams and facilities that have implemented positive and sustainable initiatives to improve the quality of care in BC. Categories celebrate initiatives in each of the four areas of care as defined by the BC Health Quality Matrix, an Outstanding Leader, an Everyday Champion, and a Culture Trailblazer; additional category(ies) may also be included. You can learn about this year’s program and past years’ winners on the Council's website. Award Winners receive a $2,500 sponsorship to help support or disseminate learning from their projects, and will be presented plaques in a ceremony at Health Talks on February 21, 2018. Each winner will also receive a complimentary Quality Forum registration for February 22 and 23, 2018, and the winners of the four initiative-based awards will be invited to deliver presentations at the event.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC


From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.