2017 Was a Great Year for PVN...
Thanks to You!

2017 is coming to a close and we can hardly believe that the year went by so fast! As the holidays approach, it’s time to reflect on our work in engaging patients and health care partners in improving health care in BC!

Over the year, we invested in growing and diversifying our membership, and creating new opportunities for PVN members to collaborate. We’re thrilled with the growth of our network and how our members worked together to achieve a common goal. In 2017, we:

  • grew from 500 to 805 patient partners,
  • who supported or participated in 300 engagement opportunities, with
  • over 65 health care partners across the province.

We also focused on developing educational resources and offering meaningful learning opportunities to our partners. In this blog post we recap 2017, with more information on what we worked on and the results achieved.

Now it’s time to take a short break to enjoy the holiday season and re-energize for even more fruitful activities in 2018. Thank you for your continued commitment and passion. We wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a marvelous new year. See you in 2018!

Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

The last Oversight & Advisory Committee meeting of 2017 took place on November 21 and the minutes are now available on our website.

Read them here.

Tips for Effective Communication

We’ve put together a list of tips to help create open, honest and respectful communication, which is essential to authentic engagements.

See the tips!


Why PEI Nursing Students Are Learning about Cultural Sensitivity

Nursing students on Prince Edward Island are learning how to communicate with patients from other cultures and setting a great example for the rest of Canada!

Read the article.


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