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Compensation-Related Barriers and Facilitators to Patient Engagement in Canadian Academic Health Research

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Patient Partners who have been involved in academic health research as a patient research partner are invited to take part in a research study to find out what works and what doesn’t with regards to compensation.

The research team is from Horizon Health Network (HHN), Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU), and the University of New Brunswick – Centre for Research and Integrated Care (CRIC).

Canadians (19+) who hold one or more of the following perspectives are encouraged to take part in a virtual focus group or interview:
– Gender diverse individual
– Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit),
– Person facing housing insecurity or homelessness,
– LGBTQIA+ community member,
– Newcomer to Canada within the past 5 years,
– Individual who identifies as Two-Spirit,
– Individual living in low income,
– Member of a racialized group
– Person with a disability
– Woman
– An additional equity-deserving group as defined by you.

Contact Sam to participate: or (506) 566-2728

Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate.

Honorarium: $25 gift card


 This study has been reviewed by the research ethics boards at the University of New Brunswick (File# 2023-037) and Horizon Health Network (File# 2023-3217)

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.