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Member, Promoting Global Development in Children (0-8) Intervention Study

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from the Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

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Creating supportive environments where children grow up and thrive is crucial to the health and wellness of communities. A team from the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke at l’Université de Sherbrooke in Québec is looking for families from across Canada who are currently facing challenges of income security with minimal access to support services to participate in an advisory committee. Patient partners will be asked to provide input on this important study of interventions to support positive growth and development in children ages 0-8.

Open to: Patient partners from the Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Lead Organization or Department

The Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS), l’Université de Sherbrooke


Patients partners will:
  • Provide input in development and implementation of the study
  • Use their experience to inform the study components so that they are relevant, accessible, meaningful and centred around patients, families and caregivers

Level of Engagement

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


Families of children ages 0-8 that:
  • Are experiencing lower incomes and a lack of community services
  • Are currently facing challenges of income security with minimal access to support services
  • Are comfortable with sharing their experiences with others, including at team meetings and in other forums
  • Have access to a phone or a computer for team meetings
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 Jami Brown directly.


  • Vacancies: 3
  • Date/Time: To be determined, in consultation with Patient Partner
  • Location: Teleconference
  • Commitment: Three 2-hour online meetings over the course of 6-12 months.


All out-of-pocket expenses will be covered.


Study Objective: To identify effective interventions aimed at promoting global development (Five developmental spheres: physical, affective, social, communication, cognitive) in children ages 0-8, who are vulnerable given their health or family socioeconomic status. Overview: An advisory committee of citizens and public health stakeholders will be created for each province involved in this project. The advisory committee will participate in three 2-hour online meetings to review the proposed literature search strategy, discuss preliminary findings and interpretation, and develop regional, provincial and national knowledge transfer activities to disseminate scientific knowledge.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley

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.