Community Health Engagement Committees

What is the function of the committee?

Community Health Engagement Committees (CHECs) shall provide a mechanism for local and regional input to the Minister of Health and Wellness and HPEI with respect to health services and health policy. 

The duties of the Community Health Engagement Committees are as follows:

  • to gather and consider information from the public respecting health needs and services in the region of the committee, but not limited to, the issues from the region;
  • to identify health-related issues in the region of the committee;
  • to provide feedback related to health policy to the Minister and feedback related to the delivery of health services to Health PEI respecting:
    1.  the health needs, services and issues in the region of the committee;
    2.  the strategic plan prepared and submitted by Health PEI;
    3. the strategic plan of the Department; and
    4. provincial strategies for health care delivery 

Primary Role:  Non- adjudicative

Material Role:  Provide feedback on health issues

How many people are on each committee?

There will be two Community Health Engagement Committees, a Western Region and an Eastern Region.

The Federal electoral districts form the geographic boundaries for each committee.

Each committee shall be comprised of up to 12 members meeting the following criteria:

  • up to nine public members who will reside in the applicable electoral districts, and
  • one nominated member from each Hospital Foundation, for each of the three hospitals located in the committee regions.

What are the requirements of committee members?

The Committee is open for public representatives who reside in the federal electoral district. Diverse representation from local and regional viewpoints represented on the Committee will be sought, including people who identify as:

  • 2SLGBTQI+ 
  • Black, Indigenous, People of Colour
  • New immigrants/refugees
  • Living with disabilities 
  • Living with low-income
  • Living in rural areas
  • Youth, Adults and Seniors

Skills Required 

  • Have a strong interest in health and wellness;
  • Possess strong communication skills – both the ability to consider health service-related needs and perspectives of their community, as well as the ability to listen to the views of others;
  • Demonstrate willingness to commit time and energy to the work;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative and constructive approach to health and wellness.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements

A nominated member from each Hospital Foundation for each of the three hospitals located in the committee regions.

Traditional Nomination Requirements

There shall be a maximum of nine public members who reside in the applicable electoral districts for Eastern and Western PEI. Members are selected from applications received through Engage PEI as part of the public engagement and recruitment process for agencies, boards and commissions.

Will I get paid?

Members shall serve on a committee without remuneration but may be reimbursed for mileage expenses in accordance with the policies of Treasury Board.

What is the time commitment of the committees?

Meetings are anticipated to run 4 times (quarterly) per year, and members are expected to participate in-person or virtually. 

There shall be a minimum of one meeting, open to the public, once per year. The Committee may convene other informal meetings if required. 

The Committee members shall receive an orientation to Health PEI upon their formation. New Committee members shall receive an orientation as appointed thereafter.

Members shall normally serve three-year terms, with the possibility of re-appointment to a second term. 

Members of Eastern Committee
Name County Term Start Term End
Felicia Carey Queens County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Ashley Dooley Kings County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Ryan Fahey, Chair Queens County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Hayden Pridham Queens County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Bryn Turner Kings County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Sandra Aneke Queens County Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2027
  • Norman Stewart - Kings County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc
  • Tracey Comeau - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Inc
  • Gail MacInnis - Eastern Kings Health Foundation Inc

Members of the Western Committee

Name County Term Start Term End
Dr. Rheal Towner Prince County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Crystal Gardiner Prince County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Allan Morrison Prince County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Colleen Parker, Chair Prince County Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2027
Denice MacAusland Prince County Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2027
Jordan MacDonald Prince County Apr 16, 2024 Apr 16, 2027
  • Krystina Pottier - Western Hospital Foundation Inc.
  • Ginny Bulger - O'Leary Community Health Foundation Inc. 
  • Andrea Wile - Prince County Hospital Foundation

How can I apply?            

If you would like to serve as a member of the Community Health Engagement Committee or any other provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI. 

 

Published date: 
July 4, 2024
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