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Member, Intensive Case Management Focus Group



Open to Northern Region, Patient partners from north west region


North West Specialized Services is looking for recommendations to help make the space culturally safe and inviting to all those entering the building.

Open to: Patient partners from north west region

Lead Organization or Department

Norther Health – North West Specialized Services


Our goal is to have clients feel welcomed when entering our building and feel safe when inside. We want to be a place that encourages people of all nations to want to come to if in need of support. We support diversity in all ways and want to be sensitive to everyone!

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


  • May have experience in mental health and addictions
  • Creative and has familiarity with art from first nations communities in the North West
  • Empathic towards the clients we serve (comfortable with harm reduction/trauma informed practice)


Number of vacancies: 2 Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
  • 101 - 4450 Greig Ave (ICMT building) within the next few weeks
  • Time of meeting will likely be between 09:00-16:00hrs
  • The length of this opportunity is not confirmed at this time but likely a few sessions


Reimbursement of materials if approved by manager. All materials need to be reimbursed.


Intensive case management team (ICMT) is a community based mental health and substance use team. ICMT supports clients that have difficulties and barriers connecting to streamline services. Often our clients are homeless or at risk of homelessness, primarily have substance use concerns, they may have a mental illness, or just need support for a short while to get back on their feet. ICMT help client's wherever they are at in their and clients choose their own path of care. ICMT provides a harm reduction approach and focuses on the needs of the clients. ICMT is a voluntary service. Clients are welcome to reinitiate services after discharge at any time.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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