Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

Participant, Telling Your Story of Patient Engagement Impact

Posted • Last updated

Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Patient partners across the province

Last updated

Have you been involved in an opportunity through the Patient Voices Network which resulted in some interesting outcomes? Join the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council as we elevate your experience and share it so that we can all learn from each other and increase understanding of the importance of working with patient partners across BC.

Open to: Patient partners across the province


Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC)


  • To create a bank of impact stories from the patient partner perspective for sharing through a variety of Patient Voices Network (PVN) and health care partner communication channels.
  • Patient partners will be supported by BCPSQC to tell their story in a format that’s most comfortable to them. Formats may include blogs, newsletter articles, interviews, virtual presentations and more.
**All stories will go through a review process prior to any publication

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Your experience or story is related to an engagement opportunity through PVN
  • Are interested in sharing your story publicly
**PVN orientation and signed volunteer agreement is required.    


  • Vacancies: Unlimited
  • Location, Date, Time and Frequency: TBD


A virtual opportunity with no expenses expected.


Over the past few months, we have heard great interest in opportunities to expand the learning and education opportunities within PVN. Your desire to be a part of increasing learning opportunities has led us to develop a focus area called "PVN Learning". This focus area will seek guidance from health care and patient partners to
  • Align topics with the current state of patient engagement
  • Source presenters and resources
  • Identify the best approaches to use
  • Share stories of patient engagement impacts
  • Create learning outcomes and measurement of interest
A combination of working groups, individual interviews, focus groups and other engagement activities will help develop these areas of practice. Currently, PVN has a bank of impact stories shared by health care partners who have closed the loop on their engagements. We would like to enhance this story bank with your views on the impact of your involvement in improving health care in BC. We hope that this will help inform everyone about how your contributions are changing health care for the better in BC. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, aims to keep the patient perspective at the heart of its work. The Council is working with patient and health care partners to participate in projects it is leading to drive high-quality care in BC.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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


This opportunity will be open until it is filled.


From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.