Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Subcommittee
Opportunity Details
Position type: Patient Partner
Number of positions available: 2-4
Organization: Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
Role overview: The SCPOR Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Subcommittee will undertake an annual review of SCPOR research and operational activities, processes, and outcomes, reviewing data on representation within relevant topics and stakeholder participation, and suggest modifications based on leading practices to ensure engagement of diverse stakeholder voices in SCPOR initiatives. 
The EDI subcommittee will also give advice to SCPOR and its Oversight Committee about what is important to Patient Partners in EDI considerations and goals. This is a place where we really need Patient Partner participation!
The Patient Partners will be full members of the EDI Subcommittee. Subcommittee work will begin with co-designing a Terms of Reference before carrying out the outlined work.
The EDI Subcommittee consists of an EDI Champion, Sex and Gender Champion, SCPOR Scientific Director, and Patient Partner representatives. The purpose of the EDI Sub-committee is to ensure the meaningful inclusion of diverse voices in Patient-Oriented Research. To learn more about SCPOR and Patient-Oriented Research, visit: www.scpor.ca.
Knowledge, experience, skills required: SCPOR hopes to collaborate with individuals who identify as Indigenous, visible minorities, and/or trans or gender diverse. Experience on a health research team is desirable . 
Time commitment: The SCPOR EDI Subcommittee will meet at least twice a year for several hours with a possibility of additional work to be determined in the Terms of Reference. The opportunity will begin in summer of 2021. Initial terms will be 1-2 years (subject to Terms of Reference) with an opportunity for renewal.
Location: WebEx/virtual meetings
What you can expect from staff: Patient Partners will be provided with an orientation to SCPOR, patient-oriented research, and the purpose of the EDI Sub-committee. SCPOR staff are committed to engage with you, hear your experiences and collaborate to ensure meaningful inclusion of diverse voices in patient-oriented research. Patient Partners will also be invited to various training opportunities, including the CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Modules 1 & 2 and Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities. 
Supports available to participate: Honoraria
Submission of interest deadline: October 29, 2021
Contact information
Contact name:  Sarah Fang
Email address:  sarah.fang@saskhealthauthority.ca
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