Join the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN)

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About the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN)

Formed in 2009, the VCH Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN, pronounced keen) is a group of public volunteers (patients, clients & family members) who are engaged in quality improvement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

CEAN members and their families receive healthcare in the areas that VCH serves and help us consider the patient and family member perspective when we are planning our services.

The common driver in all the projects involving CEAN members is that patient and public input improves the decisions we make, the quality of care, and ultimately, health outcomes.


Why do CEAN members get involved?

  • To share their knowledge and experience
  • To make a difference by helping to improve healthcare
  • To meet others who want to influence change
  • To have opportunities to learn new skills and use their existing skills
  • To be part of an award-winning network


How do CEAN members get involved?

  • Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • Document reviews
  • Advisory committees
  • Workshops
  • Forums
  • Training


How to join CEAN?

Adults who live or work within Vancouver Coastal Health’s regional boundaries can participate in CEAN activities. If you are interested in joining the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN), fill out the on-line application below and our CEAN coordinator will get back to you in the next few days to schedule a brief phone interview and schedule you for an orientation session. Visit the members page to find to more about opportunities and view our terms of reference. If you are interested in inquiring about our other activities, contact us.

Please note: VCH Employees are not able to join CEAN.

Please go to the bottom of this page and begin the application form.

About the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN)

Formed in 2009, the VCH Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN, pronounced keen) is a group of public volunteers (patients, clients & family members) who are engaged in quality improvement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

CEAN members and their families receive healthcare in the areas that VCH serves and help us consider the patient and family member perspective when we are planning our services.

The common driver in all the projects involving CEAN members is that patient and public input improves the decisions we make, the quality of care, and ultimately, health outcomes.


Why do CEAN members get involved?

  • To share their knowledge and experience
  • To make a difference by helping to improve healthcare
  • To meet others who want to influence change
  • To have opportunities to learn new skills and use their existing skills
  • To be part of an award-winning network


How do CEAN members get involved?

  • Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • Document reviews
  • Advisory committees
  • Workshops
  • Forums
  • Training


How to join CEAN?

Adults who live or work within Vancouver Coastal Health’s regional boundaries can participate in CEAN activities. If you are interested in joining the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN), fill out the on-line application below and our CEAN coordinator will get back to you in the next few days to schedule a brief phone interview and schedule you for an orientation session. Visit the members page to find to more about opportunities and view our terms of reference. If you are interested in inquiring about our other activities, contact us.

Please note: VCH Employees are not able to join CEAN.

Please go to the bottom of this page and begin the application form.

Page last updated: 13 Apr 2022, 01:40 PM