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Member, Patient Voices Network Strategic Plan Working Group

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is forming a working group to determine how the Patient Voices Network (PVN) will bring stakeholders together to co-develop the PVN 2021-23 Strategic Plan. If you enjoy thinking strategically and collaboratively, and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity, patience and time, please consider this engagement opportunity!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)


To determine how patient partners and other key stakeholders will be engaged in the development of the 2021-23 Strategic Plan including • Fine tuning recommended stakeholder engagement strategies • Developing engagement questions • Validating engagement results, and • Providing input into the evaluation for the new strategic plan Patient partners will bring their experiences within the network to help shape this work Terms of reference will be developed by the guidance of working group members.

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. BCPSQC has established a decision-making process that supports the on-going work of PVN. You can find it here.


Open to patient partners from across the province who: • Have committee experience and/or comfort working in large groups made up of a variety of stakeholders • Are willing to share your experience of being a patient partner • Are comfortable participating via webinar (support will be provided to those that need additional assistance) • Are available to review materials outside of meetings Please note: informal interviews will form part of the selection process If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell


  • Number of vacancies: 2
  • Date and Time: First meeting to be held end of June- early July 2020. Future schedule to be determined with the working group members. We anticipate more frequent meetings early on, which would then reduce to once per month
  • Location: Online meetings via WebEx
  • Commitment: 6-7month term


No expenses are anticipated.


The Council, which administers PVN, aims to keep the patient perspective at the heart of its work. The Council is working with patient and health care partners to participate in projects it is leading to drive high-quality care in BC. The PVN Strategic Plan is based on the Council’s strategic priorities, which have been identified through broad stakeholder engagement and fulfills the Council’s mandate set out by the Ministry of Health in BC. The PVN goals and strategic initiatives are identified through the PVN membership and other key stakeholders. We are bringing together key stakeholders of the Patient Voices Network to contribute to the development of the 2021-2023 Patient Voices Network Strategic Plan. The Working Group will consist of • PVN Oversight and Advisory Committee Members (1 Health Care Partner, Patient Partner and the Patient Partner Vice-Chair) • 2 PVN Health Care and Patient Partners • Council team members (Manager of PVN, Director, Engagement Leader and Project Coordinator) For access to PVN’s current Strategic Plan PLEASE CLICK HERE

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Provincial

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.