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Patient Advisor, Development and Implementation Committee

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners in the Island Health region

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Island Health is expanding access to primary care by developing Urgent and Primary Care Centres. Will you be accessing these sites? Join us to ensure we are are developing the appropriate services for the community!

Open to: Patient partners in the Island Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health, Primary and Community Care


Our goal is to provide patients in Victoria with improved access to primary care. As we are creating new solutions, we would like to have patients’ voice and suggestions at the table. It is important to us to have the voice of the service user alongside the service provider. The patient partner will be a collaborating member of the development and implementation team.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


  • Open to patient partners in the Greater Victoria area with at least one patient partner from the James Bay/Fairfield Neighborhood
  • Experience (personal or family) with the primary care system
  • Comfort working with senior executives/physician leadership at the table
  • Please note:
    • This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health
    • The placement process for this opportunity may include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner.
    • Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ashley Clark directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/time: weekly, 1.5 hour meetings Exact day/time TBD, between 8-4 Monday – Friday
    • Meetings are ongoing and would start as soon as the patient partner is onboard.
  • Commitment: 6 months


Pre-approved transportation and parking costs to attend meetings will be reimbursed by Island Health.


The Ministry of Health has mandated Island Health work on expanding primary care access in the Greater Victoria area. We will be looking to engage as many community partners as possible. The focus is entirely on Primary and Community care with a sub focus on vulnerable populations (eg. mental health and substance use, and frail elderly).

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Ashley Clark
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island

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Terri McKinlay

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Terri McKinlay

The Patient Voices Network has provided Rylee and me the ability to channel our experience into positive change for others. Our voice in decision making, planning and partnerships for mental health care is having a profound impact on our healing process.