The Partnership’s advisory groups are a collaborative network of volunteer experts and members of the public established to advise the Partnership in each of its cancer control priority areas: prevention, screening, research, surveillance, the cancer journey, quality and standards, and cancer guidelines.
Each Advisory Group is headed by a Chair who is a recognized expert in that priority area’s subject matter. The Advisory Group membership typically include health practitioners and administrators, epidemiologists, researchers, patients, public, survivors or family members. The active participation of all these individuals across the country – nearly 400 people in total, representing more than 150 organizations – is central to the success of the Partnership’s role in implementing Canada’s cancer control strategy.
Members are selected through a formal recruitment, application and renewal process and include health practitioners and administrators, epidemiologists, researchers, patients and families from across Canada. The selection process involves an open call for individuals, which is posted on the Partnership’s website, followed by a review period of applicants and then selection of new members. The renewal process also includes a call for organizational representatives that are recruited from our partner organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Cancer Action Network and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Candidates are considered on the basis of geography, expertise, patient participation, community/populations and appropriate partnerships. Ideally, each person will serve on only one Advisory Group.
The Partnership is presently renewing the advisory structures to follow the five strategic priorities and three core enabling functions of the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. Information about the renewal and application process can be found here.
For more information on Advisory Groups or the selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.