Ontario seeks new chair for the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

Patient engagement is a priority for the Ontario government. As we move forward with building a modern and integrated public health care system and ending hallway health care, patient and family voices are essential to understanding gaps in care and where we need to focus on finding solutions.

That’s why the Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council has been established as a permanent advisory body and Ontario has launched the recruitment process for the next chair. This individual will guide the operations of the council and provide advice to the government on how to strengthen and expand patient engagement on a number of health priorities, including digital health, home and community care, mental health and addictions, integrated and coordinated care and primary care.

Members of the council will be recruited once the chair has been appointed and we will share further recruitment details as they become available.

The government acknowledges the valuable input and deeply appreciates the efforts of the inaugural Patient and Family Advisory Council members and chair, Julie Drury. Their work was instrumental to establish a framework for patient engagement within the ministry and across the province.

By continuing to listen and work with patients, families and caregivers, we will improve the quality of care, experience and health outcomes for all Ontarians.