Members of Patient Engagement Collaborative Partnership

Organization Details
Organization Name: George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Address: 3rd Flooor, 753 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3E 0T6
Organizational Description: As a partnership between University of Manitoba and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, CHI provides research expertise and services to facilitate development and implementation of evidence-based initiatives that improve care and outcomes for Manitobans.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Patient and Public Engagement Collaborative Partnership works with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation and health researchers to co-create and advise on authentic engagement strategies for working with patients and the public in health research. This means having patients and the public involved in research, not only as research participants, but as active partners throughout the research process, including:
- Deciding what priorities and health-related questions research should address;
- How people should be recruited to research studies;
- How research studies should be conducted; and
- Collecting and analyzing data.

The Partnership also advises on health research policies, resources, tools, services and programs.

To date, the Partnership has helped co-create, inform, and/or make changes to:
- CHI's Patient and Public Engagement Award (;
- CHI's KnowledgeNudge blog series ( about community engagement and trauma-informed approaches to engagement;
- CHI's Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series (;
- CHI's Patient and Public Engagement Platform Champions (; and
- CHI's Patient and Public Engagement Strategy (

Bring your own unique perspectives and insights to discussions and decision-making as a person with lived experience of a health issue and/or healthcare service user in Manitoba
- Bring the patient/community lens to discussions and decisions, raising questions and concerns that are considerate of diverse needs of Manitobans;
- Actively collaborate in shared decision-making, helping to shape the strategic direction of CHI; and
- Help identify possible areas of opportunity for health research.

Responsibilities of Partnership Members
- Attend Partnership meetings;
- Review materials prior to meetings;
- Provide a Manitoban patient/caregiver/citizen perspective; and
- Declare possible conflicts of interest in advance.

How to Apply
Visit to complete or download the application form and return it via email at; fax to (204) 594-5394 ; or mail to CHI Partners, 3rd Floor - 753 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0T6 no later than Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
Skills Required: Skills We Are Looking For (Not All Required) Include:
- An open mind, intellectual curiosity, respect for the opinion of others;
- Critical self-awareness, ability to take personal experience and place it in the larger social and political contexts;
- An understanding of, or willingness to learn, how collaborative partnerships work in order to move forward together;
- An interest in patient and public engagement in health research in Manitoba;
- The ability to plan strategically and work collectively;
- The ability to review strategic documents and provide personal insight and input;
- The ability to network with community;
- Interest in following current events and trends in healthcare systems and research; knowledge of challenges and opportunities for healthcare in Manitoba and Canada;
- Knowledge of diverse communities - an understanding of principles of equity, diversity and inclusion;
- Sensitive to needs and perspectives of people who may be facing multiple barriers to health care including poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, colonialism, ableism, sizeism, etc.;
- Previous committee or advisory group involvement/leadership/team work is an asset but is not required;
- Demonstrated interest in improving the healthcare system, especially with regard to the incorporation of patients' experiences, perspectives and values;
- The ability to work with a group of diverse viewpoints and backgrounds to share your insights and perspectives respectfully;
- Have a demonstrated sense of community and volunteerism; and
- Ensure a safe space for yourself and others.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Benefits to Becoming a Partnership Member
- Experience in a collaborative partnership;
- Opportunity to have a say in the strategic direction of a provincial health research organization;
- Opportunities for further training, workshops and other skill-building sessions; and
- Letter of reference, provided upon request.

An honorarium will be provided for attendance to all Partnership meetings. Additionally, parking/transportation and any caregiving costs incurred will be covered.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Time Commitment - The Partnership meets six (6) times a year, every two (2) months. Each meeting runs for approximately 2.5 hours. - Regular meetings are held in the evenings, however on occasion other events may take place during daytime or weekend hours, depending on member availability. - The agenda and other supporting documents will be sent out at least one week before each meeting. You will be asked to review these materials in advance of the meeting and you will be able to suggest agenda items as well. - We ask for a minimum one (1) year term commitment but are willing to work with you to make sure you feel this position is a good fit.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Requires child minding
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Any - translation services will be discussed
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Parking or transportation costs as needed
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-594-5355
In Person
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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