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Would you like to work with us to improve kidney care? If so, we invite you to get involved by joining our network of patient partners.

A patient partner is a patient, or family member/caregiver of a patient, who…

  • Has lived experience with (or is at risk of) kidney disease
  • Is interested in making a difference in kidney care
  • Is open to sharing their experience and working with health care professionals and other partners

Patient partners of BC Renal contribute in various ways within our provincial renal network. This includes designing, planning, implementing and evaluating our kidney care services.

Together, we aim to ensure that people with kidney disease in BC will have the highest quality of person-centred care possible, enabling them to live their lives to the fullest.

All our patient partners are interviewed, trained and supported on an ongoing basis to ensure their contributions are meaningful and have impact.

Why do our patient partners get involved?

Our patient partners have noted a number of benefits from working with us, including:

  • Understanding how health care professionals and patients can work together in the kidney health system
  • Meeting others who are impacted by kidney disease
  • Empowering themselves by being a part of the kidney care planning process
  • Strengthening their ability to promote awareness of kidney disease.
Current Opportunities

We are currently looking for patient partners for the engagement opportunities listed below. If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please express your interest by email or phone with:

  1. Your contact information (if this is your first time responding an engagement opportunity with BC Renal);
  2. The opportunity you are interested in; and
  3. Your answer(s) to the RSVP question(s) for the opportunity.

Any questions about an engagement opportunity? Please get in touch!

Do you have an interest in looking at how we capture the impact of health care improvement projects? Would you like to join us in developing a standard approach to guide evaluation in our provincial initiatives to improve kidney care? If yes, this might be the opportunity for you!


Deadline: Will remain open until all spots are filled. 

Help BC Renal and the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch to understand what is needed in terms of support for people living with rare kidney diseases! We are seeking at least 8 individuals to provide input via focus group (or interview) on what matters most in terms of support for patients and family caregivers living with glomerulonephritis (GN) in BC. The results will inform the development of support strategy for people living with GN. If you are living with GN, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for!


Deadline: February 28, 2020

Would you like to help plan the annual conference jointly hosted by BC Renal and BC Transplant? We are looking for two patient partners to join the planning committee responsible for planning BC Kidney Days 2020. This event will take place in Vancouver over 1.5 days in November and feature various topics related to kidney and transplant care. 

Deadline: February 14, 2020

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