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Member, Quality Forum 2021 (QF21) Steering Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is inviting two patient partners to join the QF21 Steering Committee and contribute to reimagining how the Quality Forum can continue to meet the needs of the health care system in a virtual environment.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council


Each year, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council strives to assemble a Steering Committee that includes a wide range of stakeholders from across BC to enable diverse perspectives to be considered and represented when planning our annual Quality Forum. This will be more important than ever as we look to reimagine the event in a way that meets the needs of the health care system in a virtual environment. The Steering Committee provides guidance and advice at each stage of the planning process, including determining the most effective format, identifying key topics and themes, selecting speakers and ensuring a positive participant experience. We are looking to actively engage patient partners as members of the Steering Committee and will work proactively to ensure a welcoming and respectful environment to promote comfort and open discussion at all times.

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.


This opportunity is open to patient partners from across BC who: • Have an interest in health care quality • Are comfortable interacting and collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders • Embrace new technology and can effectively utilize online meeting platforms (i.e. Zoom, WebEx etc.) • Participated in a Patient Voices Network orientation session • Completed a Patient Voices Network Volunteer Agreement If you have a strong interest in this opportunity but have not attended an orientation or completed the volunteer agreement, please contact Cassy Mitchell directly to see if accommodations can be made.


• Number of Vacancies: 2 • Date & Time: To be determined • Location: Online (via Zoom) • Commitment: The commitment involves participation in monthly meetings between September 2020 and March 2021. These meetings will take place online and are typically 1 hour in duration, plus additional time to review materials in advance, as necessary. Attendance at the virtual event itself is also part of this commitment (exact date/time and length/format are to be determined).


There are no anticipated travel costs associated with this opportunity.


In June 2020, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council made the unfortunate decision to cancel the in-person Quality Forum 2021 event. While this was not our desired outcome, we thought it was important to make this decision in light of current public health guidance and in alignment with BC’s Restart Plan. The Quality Forum is an important event in our province that has brought people together for the last nine years to learn new skills and strategies, discuss opportunities and challenges, and network with others interested in improving health care in BC. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is committed to supporting these objectives moving forward, recognizing that the way we do this will have to be different than how it has previously been done. In the past, the event has welcomed more than 1,250 participants working across the continuum of care from communities throughout BC. By bringing together patient partners, clinicians, policy and decision makers, senior executive team and board members, quality improvement leaders, researchers and students, we have been able to ignite action and learning to improve quality of care, create and strengthen connections and collaboration across all areas of care, share effective strategies and leading practices to stimulate and sustain improvement, and demonstrate how every voice matters to achieve high-quality care. More information related to previous events can be found at The Steering Committee consists of representatives from the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, who act as secretariat, plus an additional 18 members representing key stakeholders from across the BC health system.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement

From Our Community

Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!