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UBC Health Mentors Program Recruiting Volunteer Mentors


Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal


Health Mentors Recruitment Now Open!

The UBC Health Mentors program is looking for volunteer Health Mentors (or caregivers) who live with a chronic illness to share their health care expertise with new health care students to help them learn about patient-centered care.

The program starts in September 2024 and runs until May 2025. Mentors should live in the Lower Mainland and be interested in working with small groups of students.

For more information on the Health Mentors Program and to apply, please see our website:



Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • An interest in improving health care services
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jen Macdonald Health Mentors Coordinator, Patient and Community Partnership for Education | UBC Health (604) 822-8002


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From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.