Public & Patient Engagement

Home Care Advisory Council

What is the Home Care Advisory Council?

The Home Care Advisory is a group of individuals with lived experience in relation to Home Care services along with family members, natural supports and interested citizens. The Home Care Advisory Council provides an opportunity for the Home Care Program to have on-going input from recipients of home care services and their families. It ensures that there is an improved understanding of needs and issues when designing and delivering Home Care services.

Membership

The Council includes a minimum of eight members to a maximum of 15 members with at least 80 per cent of the council members being individuals with personal experience in relation to home care services (e.g., clients, live-in caregivers). The remaining 20 per cent of members will include individuals that support a person who receives Home Care services (such as a family member) or a member of the community at large who has strong interests in improving WRHA home care services.   Efforts are made to ensure citizen and client representatives reflect the diversity of clients served by the home care program (from across the Winnipeg health region, seniors, people with disabilities, etc.)  The Council reports to the WRHA Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and is Chaired by the Regional Director of the Home Care Program. WRHA Home Care Program staff members act as meeting facilitators and support the Chairperson in their role.

Advisory Council Role

As representatives of the community, Home Care Advisory Council members perform the following duties: 

  • Support the WRHA vision and principles
  • Provide input into the planning, implementation and evaluation of the WRHA Home Care Program.
  • Dialogue on WRHA Home Care Program services and initiatives that impact the lives of clients and their support network.
We need community people

We are looking for individuals who have a personal passion for and commitment to ongoing improvements to the home care program and the quality of life of those receiving home care services in order to live independently in the community.  Council members may hold a volunteer position for a maximum three-year term. Selection of Council membership is done by the Home Care Program and is based on current recruitment requirements. At minimum, each council will meet four times per year (between September and May) with a maximum of six meetings, based on agenda items.

Support for Council members

If a Council member identifies any barriers to attend meetings, staff can assist by providing transportation and caregiver support.

Interested in getting involved?

If you have questions, or would like more information about WRHA Home Care Advisory Council, please contact Audrey Gordon, Director, Strategic Initiatives at 204-794-1837 or agordon3@wrha.mb.ca.

Download application form 

Applicants invited to participate in an interview process will be contacted in early Spring/Summer of recruitment year. The first orientation meeting will begin  in September.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. During a recruitment cycle deadlines may be identified. Please contact Audrey directly for more information.

You can mail, fax, or email your completed application to:

Elizabeth Premecz, Administrative Assistant
WRHA Home Care Advisory Council
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
3rd Floor - 496 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3A 0X7

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