Local Health Involvement Group Representative

Organization Details
Organization Name: Volunteer Services, WRHA Community Health & Corporate Programs
Address: MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Website: https://wrha.mb.ca/volunteer-services/
Organizational Description: In meeting Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) mission and vision, WRHA Volunteer Services will, through meaningful public engagement, develop effective partnerships, mobilize appropriate volunteer and community resources, support a positive working environment and enhance the WRHA's capacity to support and deliver quality services.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is looking for community members from various community areas who are interested in exploring health issues as a member of their community. Currently recruiting for the following community LHIGs:
Seven Oaks-Inkster
Downtown - Point Douglas
River East - Transcona
Assiniboine South - St. James
River Heights - Fort Garry

LHIGs are advisory to the WRHA Board. They provide an opportunity for members of the public to share their views and ideas to address important issues impacting healthcare services. In representing the broader public and more specifically their geographic community areas, LHIG members meet to learn about, discuss, and provide feedback on issues that impact health and the health care system. Their feedback is captured in a report and shared with the WRHA Board and Executive Council in an effort to enhance the region's understanding of these issues.
Skills Required: must be 16 years of age or older (parent / guardian consent is required for those under the age of 18);
must be a community member residing in one of the above mentioned community area neighbourhoods,
should have an interest in health and wellness;
should be knowledgeable about their community and / or have strong connections to the community;
should have good communication skills; and
must have the ability and openness to consider and share personal experiences, where applicable; and
must be non-judgmental, open-minded, and respectful of other group members' opinions and experiences.
Other:

Every effort is made to put together LHIGs that reflect the diversity of the communities they represent in terms of gender, age, neighbourhoods, professions, socio-economic status, cultural backgrounds, faith-based groups, etc. Where applicable, community members are encouraged to self-declare when completing the application.
Those working in the healthcare system are not eligible to volunteer on a LHIG.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
LHIG members volunteer for terms that are 3 years in length. At minimum, each group will meet 6 times per year, between September and May. This year, meetings will be virtual (using on-line platforms) and if possible, those who need additional support will meet in person or connect with LHIG staff one on one. Meetings occur in the evening - from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: wrha.mb.ca/engagement/lhig/
Closing Date: Dec 10, 2022