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People & Community Partnerships: Building Connections for Health Quality – Virtual Event, December 6

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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Health Quality BC is pleased to invite 5 patient partners to a virtual event “People & Community Partnerships: Building Connections for Health Quality”, which will take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 0900 – 1600. The purpose of this event is to bring people together committed to and interested in advancing the voice of patients, families, caregivers as well as communities, to share, learn and inspire collective action for “People and Community Partnerships in Health Quality” across BC.

This virtual event will bring together health and community partners from across BC to:
• Share, learn and celebrate efforts in partnering with people and communities;
• Initiate and foster connections between participants;
• Create a shared understanding and vision for partnering with people and communities for health quality;
• Identify opportunities for collective action towards fostering an environment for people and community partnerships; and
• Understand where HQBC could be a catalyst or support for change.

Why are we hosting this virtual event? The commitment the health system has towards engaging patients as partner in care is strong here in BC. With these collective efforts across the health system we have created a solid foundation to now continue to build and improve our practice of patient engagement while at the same time exploring how we can grow our engagement practices to that of people and community. Partnering with people, communities, and other local organizations/groups provides an opportunity to collectively understand health issues with a holistic lens while ensuring we can co-design the services we provide in a meaningful way. These partnerships have the opportunity to foster an environment where we can increase the diversity of voices and perspectives, learn from each other and have co-ownership of shared goals and outcomes to address issues impacting our health.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Charmaine Niebergall Engagement Leader, Patient & Pubic Engagement | Health Quality BC (604) 668-8210

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.