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Member, What Matters To You/Change Day Planning Committee

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in the Northern Region

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The Prince George Medical Staff Physician Association, in partnership with Northern Health and community partners, is hosting a Change Day/What Matters to You event at the University Hospital of Northern BC on October 31, and would like two patient partners to join their planning committee and participate in the event.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern Region

Lead Organization or Department

Prince George Medical Staff Physician Association


On October 31 we plan to observe both Change Day and What Matters To You initiatives. Woven through the events we will celebrate the theme of “beyond cultures,” with a focus on diversity and how to make the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) a more welcoming and inclusive facility. We hope to engage patient partners in this committee, so they can assist with program planning for the day, communication and evaluation strategies. There will also be the option for patient partners to present at this event, if they are comfortable doing so.

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:
  • Are comfortable working in large groups
  • Have experienced care at UHNBC
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 vacancies
  • Date and time: in person monthly meetings during business hours (but frequency may change). Meetings are 1.5hr in duration
  • Location: UHNBC, 1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George
  • Commitment: 3 months


No reimbursements provided.


During 2017, events for Change Day were successfully held on two dates (October 31 and November 16) at the University Hospital of Northern BC. The Medical Staff Association together with Northern Health and other partners would now like to host a combined Change Day and What Matters to You event this year. Participants in planning for the event include physicians, Northern Health staff, patient partners, Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMMS); Indigenous participants; LGBTQ2S+, Prince George Council of Seniors and mental health/substance use representation. For further information on What Matters To You and Change Day initiatives, please see the links below:

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

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