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Patient Speaker, Smithers Community Radio, CICK 93.9 FM

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners from Northern Region

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Are you interested in telling your Patient Voices Network story on the radio? Well here’s your opportunity!
Open to: Patient partners from Northern Region

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, Patient & Public Engagement


The aim of this engagement is to allow a patient partner to share their experiences with the Patient Voices Network and encourage others to join the network.

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.


  • Comfortable sharing your story and writing it down
  • Current Patient Voices Network patient partner with at least three years of experience


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date and Time: to be determined
  • Location: teleconference and video conference
  • Commitment: one time


No expenses anticipated for this meeting.


Patient Partner Lorraine Doiron has a volunteer run community radio show out of Smithers, BC broadcasting out of a railcar. As a patient partner, herself she is interested in helping others understand the Patient Voices Network. Lorraine has been involved for the past nine years. This is an opportunity for another patient partner to speak about their experiences being engaged and helping the health care system. Her show is called Porch Talk and is one hour on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm on 93.9FM CICK

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

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.