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Member, Primary Care Network Development Committee

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners from Nisga’a Valley

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Do you want to help improve Nisga’a Primary Care services and help with the development? Here is an opportunity to be on the Primary Care Network Development Committee and contribute to future plans.

Open to: Patient partners from Nisga’a Valley

Lead Organization or Department

Nisga’a Valley Health, Nisga’a Lisims Government


The aim of the engagement is to look at primary care and other Nisga'a specific traditional holistic health parts of wellness that should be included in the development of these services. The patient partners will represent various aspects of the community population and be an equal participant in decision making towards the development of Nisga’a health.

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 look to you for advice in developing, implementing and evaluating national, provincial and regional policy and/or research to ensure the health care system is responsive to the patients’ experience as much as possible.


  • Living on traditional lands, in either Gingolx, Gitlaxt’aamiks, Lagalts’ap or Gitwinksihlkw
  • Comfortable being on a committee
  • Ability to look at both sides of the situation
  • We are hoping to hear from a mix of ages (elders, adults and youth).
  • 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 Cathy Almost


  • Vacancies: 2-3
  • Date and time: Two-hour meetings every three months, based on everyone’s availability
  • Location: Gitlaxt'aamiks Health Centre
  • Commitment: Seven months to a year


Pre-approved mileage would be covered to attend the meeting.


Nisga'a Valley Health (NVH) is working toward developing necessary requirements for a Primary Care Network. Because the Ministry of Health is wanting more primary care closer to home, NVH is taking the lead from the Mnistry and looking at Nisga'a needs. More information about Primary Care Networks can be found here.

Engagement Leader 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.