Become a member of the Patient, Family, and Caregiver Partnership Council (PFAC)

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The WEOHT is recruiting for their Patient, Family, and Caregiver Partnership Council (PFAC). We want to work with you to better understand, and create change informed by the healthcare concerns of patients, families, and caregivers in our region. Your experiences and priorities play an important role in shaping how our region designs and delivers health care that meets the needs of our community and improves healthcare experiences.

Please note that PFAC Members act as independent partners to the Ontario Health Team, and are not employees of the Ontario Health Team.

We are looking for individuals from the Windsor-Essex Region.

You will advise on topics such as mental health and addictions, virtual health care, pandemic response and recovery, and general health care planning. We are seeking council members who represent our region’s diverse communities.

  • People who regularly use, or support those who use the health system. For example: seeing your doctor, receiving care for mental health or addictions, or being a patient/caregiver of someone in the hospital.
  • People who are interested in improving care for others in their community.
  • People who may experience barriers in our current system are vital. This helps ensure that health services meet the diverse needs of our region.

What do we need from you?

  • A two-year commitment
  • Attendance at meetings (virtually or in-person) a minimum of six times per year. Accommodations are provided to ensure you can participate.
  • An interest in collaborating with other patient advisors across the health system and participating in ongoing training and educational opportunities.

If you are interested in participating: Please contact us either by phone or e-mail to tell us about why you are interested in joining our Patient, Family, and Caregiver Partnership Council. All applications will receive a response.

We will invite potential candidates for a telephone or video interview. Participation on the PFAC is strictly voluntary, expenses to participate may be eligible for reimbursement.

We want your experience to be as accessible as possible. We are here to support you through this process. If you have any questions or need any accommodations to participate in an interview, please reach out to us.

Accommodations provided throughout the application process include but are not limited to language translation, and access to technology.

If you are interested in participation, please contact:

Danica McPhee & Barb Masotti

Co-Chairs – Patient, Family, and Caregiver Partnership Council WE.OHT.PFAC@gmail.com

(519) 969-8188 Ext. 353