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Nov. 22 Canadian Medical Association “Public-Private Healthcare Interface” Focused Dialogue



Commitment: One-time

Connection method: In-person

Open to National Region, Patient partners across BC


As part of a cross-country tour called “Time to Talk” (, the CMA is looking to engage with people with lived experience* in a focused dialogue on November 22nd in Vancouver.

*Lived experiences would encompass: recipients of care, essential informal caregivers, those who may actively avoid, or have difficulty accessing, the healthcare system.

The CMA is hoping to update their policy statement on the Public-Private Interface of care. This will be a constructive, open discussion about the balance of public and private care we have now and the implications – for access, equity, system capacity and quality – of shifting it. We will also discuss the key guiding principles that need to be upheld moving forward.

All participants will receive a “What we Heard” report after the event and a final more fulsome report after the full cross-country outreach, in the spring.

Wed., Nov. 22 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm PT. Dinner will be served at 5 pm, before the session starts.

Please note that an allowance of $100 will be provided to cover travel expenses.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • We are hoping for diverse experiences and perspectives. Participants will not be asked to share their experiences with the healthcare system - what you share on the day regarding your personal journey is up to your comfort level. Your advice and expertise is more than enough and would be much appreciated.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Moira Teed Strategic Advisor, Public and Patient Engagement | CMA (613) 818-1574

From Our Community

Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.