This month, we share news about the launch of our new website, invite you to watch Health Talks live, share our 2019/20 Annual Report and highlight two new "What Matters to You?" resources for patients and care providers that support virtual care appointments.

Regional Round-Up

Get Ready for Our New Website!

The moment is almost here! As we continue to grow and patient engagement in BC evolves, we identified the need for a new website that is easier to navigate and more accessible for you. 

For the past year, we've been hard at work and are happy to report that we'll be launching our new website next week! 

Get a Sneak Peek Here

Quality Forum 2021: Watch Health Talks Live!
February 25 | 1900-2015 | 

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, is livestreaming Health Talks again, and we want to see you there! The event is free and anyone can watch it live tomorrow night on

Health Talks is an annual evening event at the Quality Forum. Six speakers will share their hopes for health care using the PechaKucha 20×20 format, where they’ll show 20 photos for exactly 20 seconds each. The event is sure to be creative, inspiring and full of new perspectives!

Meet the Speakers 

The lineup includes a great set of speakers from around the world. Read their bios here!

Lillian Chen & Tina Cheng
Entry-to-PharmD Student (Candidate 2022) & Master of Public Health Student (In progress)
University of British Columbia

Tania Dick
Registered Nurse

Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio
Director, Health Care Quality & Patient Safety; Director, Administration & Finance
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (Argentina)

Carrie Marr
Chief Executive
Clinical Excellence Commission (Australia)

Robin McGee, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist & Patient Partner

Sumter/April Sumter-Freitag
Sexual and Gender Diversity Health Equity Collaborative (HEC); Social Planner, City of Vancouver

Want to see what’s in store? Watch videos from Health Talks 2020.

Add Health Talks to Your Calendar

Word in the Network

Our 2019/20 Annual Report is Now Available

We're thrilled to share our 2019/20 Annual Report and celebrate the hard work of our patient and health care partners over the last 10 years! PVN and patient engagement have evolved over the last decade and partnerships between patient and health care partners continue to positively impact BC’s health care system.

We're proud to have supported 475 patient partners in 237 engagement opportunities last year, while growing our network to almost 1,200 patient partners and strengthening our relationships with health care organizations across the province.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in engagement opportunities, followed our journey and supported our work. As always, we welcome your feedback and ideas as we look ahead into this year and those to come!

Read our 2019/20 Annual Report

Top Story

"What Matters to You?" with Virtual Care Appointments

“What Matters To You?” Day started in Norway in 2014, with the goal of encouraging meaningful conversations between patients, caregivers, families and their health care providers. It's a simple question that can have a big impact on care.

In an evolving world where we're now seeing a number of health care appointments taking place virtually, these two new resources help identify what’s important to patients receiving care on videoconferencing platforms and how trusting relationships can continue to be built and maintained.

Download the Patient Resource

And since virtual health care is new to most patients, we’ve also developed a checklist in partnership with patients which enables health care providers to prepare for and make the most of their virtual care appointments.

Download the Provider Resource

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