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Member, Quality Forum 2020 Steering Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Would you like to help plan one of the largest health quality conferences in Canada? This is your chance! The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is inviting two patient partners to join the steering committee responsible for planning Quality Forum 2020. This annual event takes place in Vancouver during the month of February and will feature three days of presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)


The BCPSQC strives to include a wide range of stakeholders from across BC who can be counted on to provide diverse perspectives to the Quality Forum 2020 (QF20) Steering Committee. This committee will provide guidance and input on event content, flow and overall participant experience. Patient partners will be engaged as members of this committee to actively participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Open to patient partners across BC. The Council would like to engage patients from different areas of the province, if possible.
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse range of health care partners, both in-person and using web-based platforms (i.e. Webex).
  • Interested in quality and safety across the healthcare continuum.
  • Previously attended a PVN orientation session.
NOTE: If you have not attended an orientation but are interested please contact Kathryn Proudfoot ( directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Commitment involves attendance at Quality Forum 2020 in addition to monthly Webex meetings (between 1 and 1.5 hours in length) between April 2019 and March 2020 and one full-day face-to-face meeting in Vancouver in May 2019.


The BCPSQC will cover all travel costs incurred to attend any in-person Steering Committee meeting and Quality Forum 2020. The BCPSQC will also be able provide complimentary registration to the full event.


Quality Forum 2020 will be our ninth annual conference, featuring three days of presentations and interactive workshops on a variety of topics related to improving quality across the continuum of care. The Forum brings together clinicians, quality improvement leaders, patients partners, students, researchers, administrators, board members and senior executives from across the province to celebrate successes, address challenges and identify strategies for advancing the quality of health care. The main programming and pre-Forum events present a great opportunity to learn new skills, discuss opportunities and challenges and network with others interested in improving health care in British Columbia. More information about the event is available at, including reports that highlight the impact of previous events and information on the opportunities for patient partners in the event. The steering committee will be composed of approximately 25 people from across the BC health system. We will work proactively to ensure a welcome, respectful environment to promote comfort and open discussion at all times.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial

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