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Member (Person with Lived Experience), Stroke Services BC Clinical Advisory Group



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


Stroke Services BC (SSBC) is a health improvement network within the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) that works with partners across BC to improve outcomes for people with stroke. The Clinical Advisory Group was formed in the fall of 2023 with the mission to provide clinical leadership and advice on clinical practice related matters to all the regional health authorities and the provincial Executive Stroke Steering Committee.
The patient partner will be essential in ensuring the group maintains a patient-centered approach to advancing stroke care through the provision of feedback on the discussion and/or activities of the working group.
The SSBC Clinical Advisory Group has 4 regular meetings per year (Approx. January, May, September, and December) with the possibility of added meetings if needed, all of which will be virtual and 1 hour in length.
Participation in each meeting will be at the discretion of the patient partner. An agenda will be sent out in advance of each meeting, and the patient partner will have an opportunity to connect via email or virtually with a co-chair to ask questions if needed.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • 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
  • As this group is clinical in nature, content will include medical terminology and clinical research. Person with lived experience (Stroke) Previous committee/advisory group experience an asset but not required

Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Ali de Wit
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stroke Service BC | PHSA
(250) 889-1589

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Cherie Mercer

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