Help shape the delivery of your local mental health and addictions services
As part of a commitment to placing the needs of our clients first, CMHA Peel Dufferin aims to engage and empower our clients, families and caregivers to help shape the delivery of their mental health and addictions services.
It is with this important objective in mind and in support of Ontario’s Patients First Act, Patient/Client and Family Advisory Committees (PFACs) are being established across Ontario’s health care systems.
CMHA Peel Dufferin is currently seeking passionate individuals and community advocates to voluntarily serve as members of its new Client and Family Advisory Council (CFAC). Through the sharing of unique health care stories, opinions, perspectives and lived experiences, your voices as clients, family members and caregivers will actively help to influence and shape the delivery of mental health and addiction services, quality improvement initiatives and, in some instances, co-design programs and services within the local communities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin County, North Etobicoke and West Woodbridge. This will enable high quality mental health and addictions service outcomes.
Expected to meet on a monthly basis, the CMHA Peel Dufferin CFAC will include 12 volunteer members who ideally represent the multicultural and geographic diversity of our clients. More specifically, we’re seeking council members who are committed to improving and enhancing the client experience, and who share the following qualities and attributes:
- Has lived experience with mental health and addictions as a client
- Lives within Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Dufferin County, North Etobicoke or West Woodbridge
- Can see beyond their own personal experience
- Is committed and passionate about enhancing the client experience
- Is open-minded and solution-oriented with a positive attitude
- Is able to speak in a large group or in front of others
- Embraces a willingness to actively participate in ongoing quality improvement initiatives
Our objective is to deepen and broaden client and family engagement within CMHA Peel Dufferin. Thank you for your interest in the CMHA Peel Dufferin CFAC and for wanting to help bring about healthy changes to your community mental health and addictions programs and services.
For more information on the CMHA Peel Dufferin Client and Family Advisory Council (CFAC) or to apply, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org