Being a patient partner – what you can expect
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Even though our patient partner activities are all based around research funding, you do not need any previous experience with or exposure to research to participate in most of our activities. We will support you to partner meaningfully with us. We encourage diverse perspectives and people from all walks of life who are affected by cancer to get involved. You can be involved in a range of ways. This includes one-off opportunities and on-going partnerships. It also includes being informed about research funding, consulting and giving input on research proposals and funding competitions, co-creating and leading projects. All of our opportunities are virtual at this time.
Here’s a sample of how you can be involved as a patient partner:
- Review grant applications. Your perspective helps maximize the impact and relevance of the research we fund for people affected by cancer. To learn more and become a Patient/Survivor/Caregiver Reviewer, click here.
- Share stories on the importance of research and being engaged in research. Communicating your experience with research funding allows others a ‘look inside’ and can inspire more people to get involved.
- Participate as an advisor to the Canadian Cancer Society on advisory councils and projects. This includes co-developing research priorities and guiding research directions and programs.
- Co-develop new research funding competitions. Your input helps guide the requirements and recommendations for new research competitions.
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Step 2: A member of the Research team will be in touch with you shortly to talk about patient partnership opportunities.
Step 3: Once we have found an opportunity that fits, we will provide any training and orientation you may need to contribute fully.
Step 4: You will take part in the chosen opportunity as a patient partner. We will support you the entire way.
Step 5: After the project is complete, we will ask for your feedback and keep you involved according to your preferences.
You can expect us to help you develop knowledge and skills in research through training, learning, mentorship or other supports. We also support researchers to develop knowledge and skills in patient engagement. This allows confident and meaningful participation in research funding for everyone.