Guelph Wellington OHT wants to have community voices heard at all levels of the Healthcare System. The Guelph Wellington OHT is committed to incorporating the experience, input, insights from a wide range of diverse community members. Key parts of this work will be recruiting both members of a Patient, Family and Caregiver Advisory Council (PFAC) and community members to be a part of various OHT working groups. Guelph Wellington OHT is committed to recruiting members with different points of view and representing diverse communities. Efforts to recruit from equity-deserving groups who face additional barriers, discrimination and racism will be a priority. Whenever possible we will seek voices from individuals with experiences of health inequity and who bring a different perspective to the table.
We are recruiting for a variety of opportunities:
PFAC is an organized group of patients, family caregivers and people with lived experience who will become an important team within our OHT. It has the potential of contributing to decision making throughout the many levels of our GW OHT. Its goal is to contribute patient and family voice to the ongoing design and development of an equitable, integrated healthcare system for our region. This has the potential to improve the health and well-being of the entire population of Guelph and Wellington County.
Time commitment is minimum 2 hours per month (set meeting times in the evening) with opportunity for more project-based work on occasion.
Minimum 2 year commitment
The OHT has several working groups that are made up of staff from the various healthcare partners across Guelph Wellington. The OHT’s goal is to have at least two patient partners on each of the OHT working groups There are several groups, each with their own area of focus.
On the application form you may indicate working group(s) of interest. Each working group’s members work collaboratively on different projects, initiatives, helping to lead the work for the OHT in that area of focus.
Time commitment varies per working group, but the commitment is around 2-5 hours per month (at set ahead daytime meetings). There is also opportunity for more required project-based work if you are interested.
Minimum 1 year commitment.
CLICK HERE to learn more about these opportunities, including qualifications and qualities for PFAC and Working Groups.
Please feel free to connect with the Guelph Wellington OHT Engagement Coordinator at PFAC@guelphwellingtonoht.com
We are happy to talk to you more about these opportunities, answer any questions and connect you with a current patient advisor working in the OHT if that would be helpful. Thank you for your interest!