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Patient And Family Advisory Council

Ministry
Health
Address
1075 Bay Street, 11th Floor
Toronto
M5B2B2
Phone
289-686-0184
Fax
N/A
Background
Established under the authority of section 10 of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.26 (opens a new window)
Function

The Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council is an advisory body to the Minister of Health which provides patient perspectives and advice on strategic health policy priorities that have an impact on the care and health care experience of patients. The mandate of the Council is to help improve patient care by ensuring that the voices of patients, families and caregivers are at the centre of policy development and decision-making at the Ministry of Health.  

The Patient and Family Advisory Council:

  • Provides advice to the Minister on key health policy priorities that have an impact on patient care and patient and family experiences;
  • Provides advice to the Minister on the appropriateness and alignment of patient engagement activities across the ministry, to maximize their quality and impact;
  • Serves as a central body to help identify issues relating to care or health care experiences of patients and families across the health care system, and advises the Minister about opportunities to effectively engage with patients and their families on these issues; and,
  • Identifies and advises on opportunities to incorporate the perspectives of patients and their families in the policy development process.
Membership

The Council consists of up to 15 members plus a Chair who are appointed by the Minister.

Term

Members are appointed for a term of up to three years and may be renewed at the recommendation of the Minister.

Meetings
The Council meets approximately every two months for one day.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) BETTY-LOU KRISTY
22-Jun-2020 - 21-Jun-2022
georgetown
2. Member (Part-Time) JOAN DUKE
09-Nov-2020 - 08-Nov-2021
thunder bay
3. Member (Part-Time) SANDRA HOLDSWORTH
09-Nov-2020 - 08-Nov-2021
gravenhurst
4. Member (Part-Time) SUSAN PALIJAN
09-Nov-2020 - 08-Nov-2021
milton
5. Member (Part-Time) LEISA HENRY
26-Nov-2020 - 25-Nov-2021
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time) DEAN VALENTINE
02-Dec-2020 - 01-Dec-2021
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) SANDI BELL
29-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
hamilton
8. Member (Part-Time) DAVID BELL
03-Mar-2021 - 02-Mar-2022
ottawa
9. Member (Part-Time) SHANNON MCGAVIN
03-Mar-2021 - 02-Mar-2022
walton
10. Member (Part-Time) AMANDEEP KAUR
21-Apr-2021 - 20-Apr-2022
brampton