Our Community Engagement team works across our health region and all sectors of care, supporting and facilitating dialogue between VCH and its communities.
Your Voice Matters
At VCH, we care about patient and public participation, are committed to person- and family-centred care, and recognize that a strong connection to community voices helps improve our projects, programs and strategies. We regularly host opportunities for patient and public engagement.
Visit engage.vch.ca. Find the latest community engagement opportunities hosted by VCH on this engagement platform. Look at past engagements and related reports.
Discover VCH advisory committees. Patient and public members are recruited to several VCH advisory committees. Vacancies and recruitments for these advisory committees are hosted on engage.vch.ca when available.
Visit Indigenous Health. We are committed to decolonizing our engagement practices and creating a more culturally safe space for Host Nations and Indigenous community members to provide input. To engage with Host Nations and Indigenous community members, we collaborate closely with Indigenous Health.
Learn more about the Government of B.C.’s commitment to patient and community engagement
Why do we engage communities?
To develop and enhance patient and public participation in health service planning and decision-making so that members of the public have a ‘voice’ in the services and policies that affect their lives.
To raise awareness about community issues and concerns that may not otherwise be apparent.
Do you want to help improve the quality of health care?
Do you live or receive health services within Vancouver Coastal Health's regional boundaries? If so, join CEAN to get involved in health care planning and decision-making at Vancouver Coastal Health.Join CEAN
Want to learn more about how Community Engagement works?
Our Community Engagement Framework offers an overview of how engagement can assist health care managers and staff in responding to community and patient needs.
vch.ca Website Redevelopment
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) engaged over 1,000 people in the fall of 2020 to completely redesign our website VCH.ca. Learn how your feedback was used to develop your health authority's website and what's up next.vch.ca Website Engagement on engage.vch.ca
Contact Community Engagement
235-520 West 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Tel: (604) 714-3779 or toll-free: 1 (844) 714-3779
Fax: (604) 874-7518