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Participants, Re-Launch of Island Health’s Leader Forum

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners on Vancouver Island

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Would you like to participate in a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills alongside Island Health decision makers?

Open to: Patient partners on Vancouver Island

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health, Patient Experience


The new format of the Leaders Forum has been designed to provide in-person workshops facilitated by organization development consultants in partnership with local leaders. These workshops will focus on one major content theme for the whole year (think of it as a course that is broken into three sessions over the year) followed by a final event - "Leadership U". Patient partners will be invited to participate in leadership development and apply concepts and tools to tackle current challenges. Patient Partners will also receive executive updates and post-forum learning activities.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.


  • Personal or professional leadership interest or experience
  • Comfortable working in group settings
  • Willing to commit to the full series of sessions throughout the year (in your home community)
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


  • Vacancies: 8-16 (2 spots/community listed below)
  • When/where: The Leader Forum will be delivered over three sessions for each community:
-Victoria (October 10, January 30, March 20), -Duncan (November 8, February 14, April 11), -Nanaimo (November 3, January 11, April 10), -Campbell River (November 7 and additional dates to be determined), -Port Alberni (November 21, February 15, April 3), -Comox (February 13 and additional dates TBD) -Saanich Peninsula (October 11, January 10, March 14), -Mount Waddington (May 24 and additional dates TBD). Final Leadership U date to be determined. * Please note that the above dates are subject to change based on conditions that may arise during the course of the year in relation to optimum health care operations.


Travel and parking expenses within your own community will be covered as applicable.


In response to feedback from last year's Leadership Forum participants, the organizers along with the executive directors and executive medical directors have designed a new format for this year. These sessions have been created to support skill-building in leaders at the management level and above. This is an opportunity for patient partners to network with some of Island Health's innovative leaders, strengthen their own leadership skills, and apply their learning to relevant Island Health engagement activities. There will be a final presentation at the Leadership U session.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Ryan Sidorchuk
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Central & North Vancouver Island

From Our Community

Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.