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Participant, Aboriginal Mental Wellness Strategic Planning Session, Interior Health



Open to Interior Region, Aboriginal patient partners in the Interior region


The Interior Health Aboriginal Mental Wellness team is planning for the future and needs your input!

Open to: Aboriginal patient partners in the Interior region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Aboriginal Mental Wellness


To inform and consult on identifying and prioritizing next steps within the Aboriginal Mental Wellness Plan. Can you define the role of the patient partner throughout the day?

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Comfort with conversations around mental wellness and substance use
  • Willing to share knowledge around the impacts of inter generational trauma on mental health and substance use.
  • Comfort telling their story
  • Background in health care would be helpful but not necessary


Number of vacancies: 1 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: November 19th 8:30-4:30pm  


Pre-approved travel, meals and accommodation will be reimbursed in accordance with Interior Health policy


Can you provide more context on the history of the Aboriginal Mental Wellness plan (a link to the plan, how long the committee has existed and any past patient engagement on the committee) The other participants are the Director of Aboriginal Mental Wellness, two regional Aboriginal Mental Wellness Practice Leads and our program knowledge coordinator and program support.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.