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Patient Partner Representatives, PVN Oversight & Advisory Committee (Expression of Interest)

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Here is an exciting opportunity for PVN members who want to become more engaged with our organization: we have six openings available for patient partner representatives to join our Oversight and Advisory Committee. Please read further to learn more about the Committee and how it supports the Network!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Patient Voices Network


Working in collaboration with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, the Oversight & Advisory Committee:
  • Provides recommendations on the strategic direction for PVN;
  • Guides development of a three year strategic plan for PVN and assess progress;
  • Provides input and feedback on PVN activities;
  • Ensures the patient voice is incorporated in the design and operation of PVN;
  • Provides advice on improving the promotion and awareness of the Network;
  • Identifies barriers to patient engagement and suggests potential solutions;
  • Informs discussions by sharing patient and health care partner perspectives;
  • Shares opportunities and ideas on how the Network can support the advancement of patient-centered care; and
  • Provides strategy recommendations to the Ministry of Health.

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.


Patient partners from across the province who:
  • Have a passion for patient and public engagement;
  • Are seeking leadership opportunities to assist in guiding and supporting PVN;
  • Have some experience in patient and public engagement with PVN;
  • Have regular access to email and are comfortable with WebEx and teleconferences; and
  • Are comfortable participating in discussion with high-level health professionals.


  • Vacancies: 6
  • Time Commitment: Meeting times will be every two months for 90 minutes via teleconference, and 1-2 times a year with full-day in-person meetings. Meeting dates will be shared in advance.
  • Term and Renewal: Term memberships for new committee members will be for two years.
Current committee members serving a one-year term who are interested in renewing their membership, can also apply to renew their membership for a further two year term. If you are a current committee member interested in renewing your membership, please indicate in the Expression of Interest form.


Approved expenses related to travel will be reimbursed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.


The Patient Voices Network is guided by an Oversight & Advisory Committee which includes members from health authorities, health care organizations, the Ministry of Health, and BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (the Council), as well as an equal number of patient partner representatives from across the province. The Committee was created to co-design, guide and support the activities of PVN. It provides guidance and recommendations to the Council in leading PVN and ensures the patient voice is included in the planning of PVN’s strategic directions and activities. Click here to read the Oversight & Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Shannon Sahota
Project Coordinator, Patient and Public Engagement


From Our Community

Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.