Apply to become a member of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

The new Patient and Family Advisory Council will be made up of 15 randomly selected members who together represent a broad cross-section of Ontarians. They will work together to provide detailed guidance to Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Council will help to ensure that the issues and priorities of patients, family members, and caregivers are clearly heard and understood. 

No experience is necessary — you simply need to be 18 years of age or older and live in Ontario. The deadline to apply to be a member of the council is April 10, 2017. Applying is easy and only takes a few minutes.

 

As one of 15 members of the Council, you will learn about our health care system and the changing needs of Ontarians.

The Council will advise on: Changes in how care is delivered; new initiatives being planned by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; and how the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care can better engage with members of the public.

You don’t need to be a health care expert or a frequent user of the health care system to participate. Your perspective as a patient, or family member or caregiver, is what matters most.

 

There is no cost to be a member of the Council — meals, travel, and accommodation when needed will be paid for. We are committed to ensuring that any eligible applicant who is selected is able to participate. For more information, please read through the Frequently Asked Questions or call our toll-free line — coordinators are happy to help.

This is a new and important opportunity to make a valued contribution to the future of health services in Ontario.   

The deadline is on April 10, 2017 — click here and fill out the secure online form to apply. 

“As Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, I am inviting you to apply and become a member of the new provincial Patient and Family Advisory Council. This is an important opportunity for patients and family members to help shape the services they receive. Please apply today — the deadline is April 10, 2017.”
— Melissa Farrell Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care