Blog Posts tagged 'Vancouver Island Region'

Arthritis Talks: Arthritis & Work

Strategies to manage arthritis while in the workplace Arthritis can pose significant challenges to working life due to pain and fatigue. But most people with arthritis want to work. At this Arthritis Talks symposium you will learn: Your rights, accommodations employers must make and employment laws The dos and don’ts of medical cannabis while working […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: Candelight Vigil (Victoria)

Following the International Overdose Awareness Day daytime event in Centennial Square (click here for information), a candlelight memorial will take place at 7 p.m. at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra Street). This will be an evening to remember all those impacted by substance use and an evening of remembrance for those we have lost. […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: Daytime Event (Victoria)

International Overdose Awareness Day events will be taking place on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC. The daytime event runs from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. There will be resource booths, a community BBQ, free and confidential drug checking, a mass naloxone training event, memorial activity and live music. A candlelight memorial […]

Westshore Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. Please join us at Memorial Park (Aldwynd Road, Langford) for a picnic lunch, resource table, speakers, and support. At 1 p.m. a naloxone training and kits will be provided. Free. Everyone welcome, family friendly. Provided by AVI Health & Community Services with support from the Victoria Foundation. This […]

International Overdose Day with Free Naloxone Training

Drop by our table in front of Save On Foods and learn more about how to recognize the signs of an overdose, receive free naloxone training and leave with a free naloxone kit. We also encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with the […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (Nanaimo)

Gather at the Lions Pavilion at Maffeo Sutton Park. We have guest speakers Dr. Paul Hasselback and more. For more information about this International Overdose Awareness Day event, please contact Tanya Hiltz at 250.755.1014 or ladyblackrose@telus.net.

Patient Partner Perspective: Breaking New Ground at Langford’s Urgent Primary Care Centre

In October, the government of BC announced funding for a new urgent primary care facility to open in Langford on Vancouver Island. We caught up with Layton Engwer and Chad Dickie, two PVN patient partners who were involved in the consultation and implementation of the new centre. They told us about what it was like […]

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Vancouver Island

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have. Email Engagement Leader Kira Tozer to register!

Patient Partner Perspective: Eric Gubby Relates His PVN Experience to his Aerospace Career

As you have may have read about on our Engagement Opportunities page (or heard about on the radio!), there are vacancies on five of Island Health’s Quality Councils. These groups meet regularly to approve new standards of care, review patient experiences, identify improvements, and celebrate successes across the Vancouver Island region. The patient partner perspective […]

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have. Parking and transportation costs to attend the session will be reimbursed. Light refreshments will be […]

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Nanaimo

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Courtenay

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Duncan

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World

The BC Centre for Palliative Care and Victoria Hospice are honoured to be co-presenting the BC premiere of the feature-length documentary film Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World, based on the extraordinary life and work of Dr. M.R. Rajagopal.

The movie will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Rajagopal, who will be in attendance.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Now What? Journeying Through Community Reintegration After a Brain Injury

From concussion to stroke, acquired brain injury changes lives. People with acquired brain injuries face significant transitions, from hospital to home or from who they were to who they are now.

Join this interactive morning of education and discussion, learn what reintegration of the “new normal” means, identify the gaps in services and be the change that you would like to see by forming alliances with people with lived experience, as well as health care and service providers.

Strengthening Patient-Oriented Research in the Community

This November, Island Health’s Research Department is celebrating Knowledge-to-Action Month. They’re hosting events that bring together leaders and researchers, knowledge-users and patients to learn about the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes.

In this session, presenters will share opportunities to engage in patient-oriented research and quality improvement initiatives from the perspective of different stakeholders.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will be co-facilitated by PVN and Island Health’s Patient Experience Department, and cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Patient Partner Orientation Session – Victoria

Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! Everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities. This orientation will be co-facilitated by PVN and Island Health’s Patient Experience Department, and cover everything you need to know to be a member, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please RSVP to Leah […]

International Overdose Awareness Day (Courtenay)

Come together to remember those who have died due to an overdose, to support those who are currently fighting addiction and to increase awareness of the disease of addiction. For more information on this International Overdose Awareness Day Event, please contact Jennifer Hedican at 250.338.4487 or 1hed3@telus.net.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Victoria)

As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities across Canada, we invite families, friends and the public to join us for a day of remembrance for those lives lost. Our event will be a day of public awareness and education to help reduce the stigma of those who struggle with this health challenge.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Nanaimo)

On August 31, thousands of people worldwide will stand beside the friends and families of fatal overdose victims to reflect on their losses. The event intends to reinforce the idea that no one need feel shame or disgrace at the death of someone from drug overdose. For more information on this International Overdose Awareness Day […]

Community Dialogue on Health Research

Health research depends on all kinds of people. No matter what your age, whether you are healthy or sick, you can help by volunteering to participate in research in a variety of ways. You’re invited to a community dialogue on the development of a new program in British Columbia that will help connect people like you to research opportunities.

Health Research 101

Join this upcoming information session in Victoria designed to help non-researchers understand the basics of health research. The goal of this session is to introduce participants to the broad landscape of health research in Canada.