Happy New Year!

We hope you had joyful holidays and an awesome start to 2018! We’re excited to get back in touch and work on all the projects and activities we’ve planned for the year!

Following the priorities listed in our Strategic Plan, this year we’ll keep focusing on increasing the capacity of patient and health care partners to support authentic engagement; diversifying our membership; and evaluating and sharing the impact of patient engagement activities with our partners. This means even more meaningful learning, networking and engagement opportunities to improve health care in BC!

Make sure you engage with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to learn about PVN news and opportunities as soon as they come up.

New Year, New Team Members

We’re happy to welcome two new members to the team! Irina Apostu and Denise Pinto are the new Program Assistants on the Patient & Public Engagement team at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which supports PVN. They’ll be friendly faces helping our patient and health care partners.

Meet our team.

Have You Signed the Volunteer Agreement?

Have you attended an orientation with our Engagement Leaders? If so, we need to make sure that you have signed our Volunteer Agreement! It ensures that you know what support you can expect as well as your responsibilities as a volunteer.

Some of you may have signed this years ago when you first joined, but if that was before the transition to the Council, you'll need to sign the new form.

Sign the Volunteer Agreement.

Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

Our first meeting of 2018 takes place next Tuesday and the agenda is online if you’d like to learn more about the topics that are going to be discussed.

Read the agenda.  


IAP2 Spectrum of Public Engagement

Have you ever wondered what the level of engagement in engagement opportunities means? Check out our resource below to learn more!

Learn more about the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Engagement.

Study Illuminates Mental Health Pressures on Immigrants

Over the holidays, this article on a UBC study raised a lot of interest and comments on social media. Understanding the challenges immigrants go through is very important to making health care more inclusive!

Read the article.

Questions or Suggestions?

Your feedback is very important to us. What kinds of volunteer opportunities are you interested in? What else would you like to see in our newsletters?

Send us an email, phone 604.668.8240 or 1.877.282.1919, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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