Including the Voices of All British Columbians in
Health Care Improvement

As patients, families and caregivers partner with health care teams to improve BC’s health care system, we acknowledge that there is still a lot to be done to feature a diverse range of voices that are representative of BC’s communities.

June is Pride Month – a time to celebrate, listen and reflect on the basic rights our LGBTQIA2S+ community continues to fight for every day. Also, Canada recognized June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day and June is National Indigenous History Month, where we celebrate the culture and heritage of Indigenous Peoples across the country. These celebrations are opportunities to educate, build awareness and ask for support in creating a society that reflects diversity, equity and inclusion.

We seek to listen, learn and act to make sure the voices of all British Columbians are heard, valued and supported. This newsletter shares some of the work currently underway to do so – and it includes ways that you can join us.

Top Story

Being #DifferentTogether

Recently BC’s Lieutenant Governor, Janet Austin, launched an effort to promote the ideals of diversity and inclusion called #DifferentTogether. The pledge is a promise to uphold and promote diversity as a fundamental value and speak up to oppose racism and hate in all its forms. The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, is committing to this pledge.

We strive for high-quality and sustainable health care for all. There is no place for racism. We invite you to join us in supporting the #DifferentTogether pledge.

Read our Commitment

Word in the Network

Building a Network "Community" 

We’re working to learn from health care and patient partners to build connections and include all voices in BC.

To accomplish this, we’ve developed working groups, led in partnership with patients, to start the conversation and determine the work needed to create a supportive environment for PVN members. Learn how you can join and share your voice! 

Join the Network Community

Regional Round-Up

We were thrilled to see the enthusiasm for sharing your “What Matters to You?” stories and we want to thank you and ask that you continue to share your stories with us.

As we work towards sharing “What Matters to You?” stories with you in the future, here a sampling of what we’ve heard!

Read More WMTY Stories

Best and Brightest

As organizations continue to create resources and tools to support patient engagement, here are this week's examples that we think would be useful for our health care partners. 

View the Resources

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