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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation Small Grants Program Vetting Team

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners across the Interior region

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Join a team that makes decisions about disbursing funds to various Interior Health groups for patient-and family- centred care initiatives!

Open to: Patient partners across the Interior region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health


  • The purpose of this opportunity is to engage a patient partner in the grant vetting process for patient- and family- centred care initiatives from acute, community and residential care
  • Grants of up to $5000 will reviewed by the team

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at a local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement (  The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.


  • Ability to participate in active decision making discussion with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness and comfort to participate within a group where ideas are debated and to share your ideas
  • Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session.  If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact the Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Meetings are held quarterly
  • Next meeting will be held in March 2017
  • Proposals will be sent to the whole team for review 1 week before the meeting
  • Meetings will be held at Kelowna General Hospital or by Teleconference
  • 1 year commitment


Parking passes will be provided

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region


From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.