Volunteers, Donors, Advisors, Leaders: Community Engagement In Health Care

Annual conference of the MUHC-ISAI — September 26, 2013


Civic engagement: The visible and not so visible consequences of volunteering
Dr. Paul Reed, Senior Social Scientist, Statistics Canada (retired); Professor, Sociology and Law, Carleton University; Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

The value of volunteers in patient-centred care
Ms. Patty O’Connor, Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, MUHC; Ms. Line Larocque, President, Nursing and cardio-respiratory professionals union, MUHC; Ms. Ann Hébert, Volunteer Services Coordinator, MUHC – Montreal Children’s Hospital; Mr. Jonathan Mirarchi, STEP student volunteer, MUHC

Patient engagement in improving healthcare design and policy: The impact of mandated user committees in Québec and novel mechanisms for patient input
Mr. Mario di Carlo, Member of the Board and Executive Member of the Central Users’ Committee, MUHC

Challenges and opportunities in fundraising
Mr. Bernard Lord, Speacial advisor, MUHC-ISAI; Mr. Robert Busilacchi, Executive Director, Rossy Cancer Network; Ms. Catherine Rowe, Executive Vice-President, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre Foundation; Ms. Susan Britton, Chair, Royal Victoria Hospital Auxiliary

The future of community engagement
Mr. Alex Paterson, Volunteer and Former Chair of the Board, MUHC; first Chair, MUHC Foundation; Ms. Gerri Barrer, Journalist-Communications Specialist, former Health Specialist Reporter, CBC TV; Mr. Russell Copeman, Bourough Mayor, Côtes-des-Neiges/Notre Dame-de-Grâce