Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Patients Canada (formerly the Patients' Association of Canada) organized this year-long project to help Ontario healthcare board members bring the patient perspective to board deliberations. Read more about the project in our news release.
The grant project came to a close in July 2012. The major outcome is the realization that patients and family members can become effectively involved in an organization's decision-making by introducing a structure that allows for patient and family advisers. Now, Patients Canada continues to collaborate with volunteers, board members, and health care organizations on other projects to develop Patient and Family Advisory Councils.
Additionally, Patients Canada has compiled a web-based resource library featuring material on patient participation on boards – this library is available to the public here.