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Member, Prince George Joint Leadership Committee for Health

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in the Prince George area

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The Prince George Joint Leadership Committee for Health is an innovative, integrated and collaborative governance and oversight table for all of the work in the Primary Care arena. We’re looking for two patient partners to become members of the committee to share their patient experience and help with the redesign work as the committee has recently expanded to take on governance responsibilities. 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 in the Prince George area

Lead Organization or Department

Prince George Division of Family Practice


The aim is to incorporate patient voices on the Prince George Joint Leadership Committee for Health. Through this committee a focus will be on primary care areas such as care in the right place, engagement, wellness and quality, communication and relationships.

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.


Open to patient partners from Prince George who have:
  • Committee experience and/or comfort speaking in groups
  • Comfort around physicians and senior leaders
  • Experience working at a strategic planning or systems level is an asset
  • We are seeking people who represent diverse perspectives, which may include but are not limited to geography/neighbourhood, culture, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, income variety, education, work experience, genetic characteristics, family status, disability, and/or experiences with health challenges or health care. The composition of the Joint Leadership Committee is guided by the desire to learn and to share perspectives and experiences from across a diverse population and broad demographic balance.
Note: An informal interview may be part of the selection process for this opportunity. 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


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date and time: Six meetings a year: Sept 23, Oct 21 and Nov 25 from 5-7pm (2020 meeting schedule to be determined)
  • Format: In-person
  • Location: To be determined
  • 12-month commitment required


Parking expenses and mileage will be reimbursed as per the Division of Family Practice Reimbursement Policy. Light refreshments will be provided during the meetings.


The Joint Leadership Committee has existed since 2011 and was originally known as the Collaborative Services Committee (CSC). The committee has changed a lot since it was first created, and has recently expanded to take on the governance responsibility for the Prince George Primary Care Network. The committee has added specialists, partners, indigenous organizations and community representatives to its membership. The responsibility of the committee is to:
  • Provide governance to care initiatives that involve the member partners in whole or to the extent that all partners agree an initiative is within the scope of this committee. The Prince George Primary Care Network (PCN) is an example of such an initiative. For complex initiatives such as the PCN, the functions of design and implementation may be delegated to sub-committees such as the Prince George Committee Supporting Primary Care Homes (CSPCH).
  • Steering committee members are responsible to ensure the timely reporting to the Steering Committee Chair of any developments that could reasonably be seen to have a significant and/or material impact on the work of the steering committee.
  • Other shared responsibilities
Resources include: Prince George Division of Family Practice website Ministry of Health – Prince George Primary Care Network

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern Interior

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.