Citizen Engagement Committee

CFN values the meaningful involvement of citizens – patients, and their family members and informal caregivers, as well as the general public – in research, policy and program development; from agenda setting and planning to decision making, implementation and review.  Evidence suggests that when citizens are engaged in health care decision making, the patient experience is improved; contributing to more cost-effective health services and enhancing the overall quality of Canada’s health care system.

The Citizen Engagement Committee (CEC) is a group of individuals within the CFN Network community who collaborate with CFN on improving care for older Canadians living with frailty, their families and caregivers through citizen/public engagement.

The mandate of the CEC is to assist CFN in ensuring patients and family/friend caregivers, as well as the broader community, are involved in CFN strategic and operations planning, and in improving the patient and caregiver experience in the work CFN undertakes and funds. This includes citizens participating as knowledge users on the CFN Board of Directors, Research Management Committee, and most advisory committees; and in all CFN-funded research, implementation or knowledge translation projects, in a meaningful way, as knowledge users.

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Joyce Resin
Resin Joyce

Jacobi Elliott

Elliott Jacobi

Chelsia Gillis

Gillis, Chelsia

Gaie Haydon
Jerry Hodge

Hodge Jerry

Kelly Kay

Kay Kelly

Barb MacLean

Maclean Barb

Julia Borges
Jill VanDamme

Carol Barrie


Barrie Carol

John Muscedere