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Participant, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Citizens Perspective Group

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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You are invited to join a group of individuals from rural, remote and Indigenous communities to share your experience and perspective on topics relating to health care in British Columbia.

The group consists of rural, remote and Indigenous citizens (including 5 PVN patient partners) whose perspectives will help guide the work of the provincial Rural and First Nations Partnership Table on specific topics, along with additional focus areas identified by the group. Priorities for discussion will include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Co-creating culturally safe and humble primary care
• Designing, planning for and implementing Team-based Care
• Increasing citizen and community involvement in health care transformation processes
• Improving access and transitions for patients in rural, remote and Indigenous communities

Background information

• Date and Time: minimum of four times per year virtual and in-person. Adjustments to this expectation will be determined by circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Commitment: one year

Level of Engagement

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


• Reside in a rural, remote or Indigenous community in BC • Have a passion for improving health services in BC • Have an interest in providing individual and community perspectives on rural, remote and Indigenous health issues Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Irina Apostu Program Assistant, PPE | HQBC (604) 668-8240

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.