The purpose of the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) is to engage and partner with patients and their families/caregivers, gather their advice on advancing a patient-centred approach, and improve the patient experience through system redesign across the cancer journey. The cancer centre is committed to hearing the voices of patients and their families/caregivers.

What does PFAC do?

As a PFAC member, you will be asked to:

  • Share personal cancer care experiences in a variety of mediums
  • Vocalize and provide insight into patient interests, needs and backgrounds beyond your own experience
  • Provide input and make recommendations based on your experience of the cancer care system
  • Advise on strategies for actively partnering with patients in designing, planning and improving health care services
  • Review evaluation methods to help define the success of system-level interventions
  • Assist with achieving clarity around the discussion topics and meeting objectives

Council members are required to participate in an orientation, monthly meetings, discussions, focus groups and surveys.

How do I join?

Review our terms of reference and membership criteria

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Contact

If you would like more information on the PFAC, please contact us at PFAC@grhosp.on.ca

Be an advisor and help transform the patient and family experience.  Share you're voice... we're listening!

Interested in helping shape cancer care at a provincial level?

Cancer Care Ontario is now recruiting patient and family advisors from Waterloo Wellington region to join their community. Learn more here (opens in new window).