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Get Involved

We invite you to get involved with patient and family experience at BC Cancer by joining our Network of Patient & Family Partners or one of our committees.


Through this network, patient and family partners contribute to person-centred care. Some examples are: 

  • sharing their experience in consultations and focus groups on topics related to cancer care

  • participating on committees and working groups to design and review cancer care services

  • reviewing or helping to create patient education materials. 

A patient and family partner is someone who:

  • has had experience with cancer care as a patient, caregiver, family member or supporter

  • cares about high-quality cancer care for all patients and families

  • shares their experience to ensure high-quality care for all

  • partners with health professionals to design and review cancer care services

  • volunteers their time (about one to four hours per month)

A "patient and family partner" can be a current or former patient, a caregiver, family member, or loved one who has experience with cancer care.

Patient and family partners are screened, registered, trained and supported through the Patient Experience program. We invite you to become a member of our network. 

Are you interested in becoming a patient or family partner?        

Start here

Are you interested in finding a patient or family partner for your initiative? 

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Do you know someone at BC Cancer who goes above and beyond? 

Nominate them for a BC Cancer Excellence Award!

The BC Cancer Excellence Awards provide an opportunity to shine a light on our inspiring people who work every day to ensure that the people of BC receive world-class, patient-centred cancer screening, treatment and support, or benefit from new discoveries that are helping change the face of cancer.

This is a chance to celebrate the passion and remarkable contributions of BC Cancer staff, and highlight some outstanding examples how our people are making a difference for British Columbians facing cancer. 

Patients, caregivers and members of the public can nominate in the Patient Care Champion category.

A Patient Care Champion is someone who does one or all of the following: 
  • Helps improve the care experience of patients and families, quality of life, quality of care
  • Helps improve your knowledge of the cancer system
  • Shows compassion, creativity and acts as a role model for others
BC Cancer staff members can find information on award categories and how to nominate on POD.

How to nominate

Submit your nomination using one of the methods listed below:


Complete nomination online at

Download the nomination form below and email completed form to, or print and mail completed form to:

BC Cancer Excellence Awards
c/o Pauline Lee
#600-750 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J4

Nomination form - Patient Care Champion (PDF version)

Nomination deadline

Nominations will be accepted until August 17, 2018.
There’s an early-bird deadline of July 9. If you submit a nomination before then, you’ll be entered into a draw to win some BC Cancer merchandise!

Selecting winners 

A selection committee of BC Cancer representatives will review the nominations and select winners. 


Winners will be recognized at the BC Cancer Summit on November 23, 2018 as well as within their respective provincial centres. 

More information or assistance

Contact BC Cancer’s Patient Experience Program at:
Phone: 604-877-6016 

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