Lymphoma Canada (LC) is currently seeking people with diverse backgrounds from across Canada, to join our Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). LC is a national, charitable organization that seeks to empower the lymphoma community through education, research, and support.
Call for Expressions of Interest in Serving on our Patient & Family Advisory Committee
Is the Patient & Family Advisory Committee for You?
Lymphoma Canada (LC) is currently seeking people with diverse backgrounds from across Canada, to join our Patient & Family Advisory Committee (PFAC). LC is a national, charitable organization that seeks to empower the lymphoma community through education, research, and support.
The LC PFAC will contribute to the enhancement of Lymphoma Canada’s programs and help to ensure the programs are relevant and meet the needs of the lymphoma community. The committee members will provide advice and share information from their own lymphoma experience. The committee’s scope will encompass the entire continuum of Lymphoma Canada’s services.
Ideal candidates will have a passion for making a difference in the lives of those touched by lymphoma and a commitment to Lymphoma Canada’s mission. Ideally the committee will be made up of diverse representatives from the Canadian lymphoma patient and/or caregiver population, at least one lymphoma healthcare professional, and selected Lymphoma Canada staff. The Committee will be co-chaired by a LC staff member and a patient.
The committee will meet up to six times per year, face to face or via teleconference. Members may be asked to review and comment on documents circulated electronically prior to meetings. New LC PFAC members will complete a volunteer orientation before the first meeting. From time to time, the committee may decide to form sub-committee working groups to address specific issues or projects. Expenses incurred as a result of the committee will be reimbursed.
Candidates are invited to apply by filling out the online application. Once a patient co-Chair is selected, applications will be reviewed by the Committee co-Chairs and interested candidates will be contacted by telephone.
The Patient & Family Advisory Committee will be comprised of individuals who are:
- Willing to share perspectives on their own lymphoma experience in order to help others learn
- Able to speak with candor in a group
- Interested in hearing different points of view
- Supportive of Lymphoma Canada’s mission and passionate about serving the lymphoma community
- Collaborative in their group approach
- Able to commit to at least a one year term, and to participate in a minimum of 4 meetings in a one year period
- Committed to confidentiality
All positions are currently full.