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Patient Speaker, Board Training Program for Governance of Quality and Safety

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners from Northern BC

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Have you previously participated in health care improvements? Would you like to share your ‘patient partner’ insights with local health authority board of directors who are keen to expand their knowledge and skills in governing for quality and safety?

Open to: Patient partners from Northern BC

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Learning & Capability Development Department


As part of this one-hour session the patient partner will be asked to speak about their experience with Person and Family Centred Care and improvement work in the health system through moderated Q&A.

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.


This opportunity is ideal for patient partners who have:
  • Comfort speaking in front of a group of up to 30 people with the use of a microphone
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: 2
  • Date/Location: In-person session will take place October 15 in Prince George. Exact time and location to be confirmed; will be between the hours of 0800-1700.
  • Please note: A preparatory 30 minute teleconference will take place in advance of this session; timing is flexible and can be scheduled around the patient partners' availability.


Expenses related to travel (i.e. transit, parking, mileage) to attend the session will be reimbursed in accordance with provincial government travel policy.


The goal of the Board Training Program for Governance of Quality and Safety is to increase the overall knowledge and skills of board members with regards to governing the quality and safety of health services being delivered by their organization. This program will be provided through an interactive one-day session, with a goal of ensuring a common base of knowledge and skills in governing quality and safety of care throughout the province. The initial iterations will focus on delivering the program to all existing health authority board members through a series of regional workshops. By the end of the training, the objectives are for attendees to be able to:
  1. Articulate their responsibilities as board members of a health service delivery organization for the quality of care provided;
  2. Have confidence in assessing and strategically questioning the performance of the organization;
  3. Comprehend their role in shaping the culture of the organization and supporting improvement; and
  4. Recognize the necessity of and strategies for engaging with patients and families.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind