Apply to be a Volunteer Patient and Family Partner

Help improve the quality of health care in PEI.

Have you or a family member recently received health care or services from Health PEI?
Would you like to help others get the best care possible?

Health PEI seeks volunteers with experience in a health system to serve as patient and family partners.

Input from patient and family partners helps Health PEI address patients’ concerns, tailor care to specific needs; ensure patients and their families feel safe; and improve the health care system. 

As a patient and family partner, you might:

  • share your story
  • participate in quality improvement teams
  • work on short-term quality improvement projects
  • review patient education/information materials
  • review policies from a patient /family perspective
  • participate in Health PEI’s Patient /Family Advisory Committee  


Patient and family partners:

  • serve for two-year terms with a possibility of extension
  • attend up to eight meetings (in person or online) per year (mileage is reimbursed per Health PEI policy)
  • meet with the Patient/Family Advisory Committee, if needed, two to four times per year
  • sign a Confidentiality and Non-disclosure of Information Undertaking Agreement
  • obtain a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • comply with terms of reference, codes of conduct, confidentiality, and conflict resolution practices


Applicants must:

  • have been a patient or a family member representing a patient in the PEI health system within the last five years, or longer if the experience involves continued care within the health system
  • demonstrate a general understanding of Health PEI and have an interest in improving the quality of health care in the province

Applicants should also be:

  • willing to actively participate in collaborative meetings
  • comfortable speaking in a group setting
  • able to actively listen and consider the needs and perspectives of other patients and families
  • able to see the big picture
  • committed to taking a constructive approach to quality improvement

Parent/guardian consent is required if you are under 18 years old. Accommodation will be made for persons with disabilities. 


Apply to be a volunteer patient and family partner.

To apply to be a patient/family partner through Engage PEI use the form below.

You will be asked for:

  • information related to your experience with the health system
  • the areas you may be interested in supporting
  • two references (name and contact information).


For more information about this role, email


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