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Parkinson Canada


The opportunity

In this new and innovative position, the Parkinson Canada Advisory Council (PAC) Member will play a critical role in shaping the strategy and programs that address the unmet needs of patients and families affected by Parkinson’s. An "expert by experience", the PAC Member drives patient engagement across Parkinson Canada and provides insight and advice to key decision-makers.

Your contribution

As a Member of the Parkinson Advisory Council, you bring your passion to make a difference for people affected by Parkinson’s. Your empathetic and compassionate approach to building community elevates the diverse perspectives of people affected by Parkinson’s. As someone living with Parkinson’s disease, or with experience as a care partner or family member, you bring your expertise to the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and make recommendations to the CEO on key programs and strategic decisions that address the unmet needs of patients and families impacted by Parkinson’s
  • Inform the Parkinson Canada patient engagement strategy
  • Promote inclusion of the perspectives of people affected by Parkinson’s disease across Parkinson Canada
  • Champion the vision, mission, and initiatives of Parkinson Canada with the Parkinson community across Canada
  • Engage with other Parkinson Canada volunteer committees

What is needed to succeed in this role

  • Lived experience with Parkinson’s disease, or experience as a care partner or family member of someone with Parkinson’s disease
  • Knowledge of Parkinson Canada’s resources, preferably through accessing them within the past two years
  • Broad knowledge, networks, or connections within the Parkinson community
  • Passionate and eager to make a difference
  • Strong communication skills, including active listening
  • Able to grow strong partnerships that grow the brand and mission of Parkinson Canada
  • Dependable, responsive, and respectful of multiple points of view
  • Experience with or interest in the Canadian political system, advocacy initiatives, or research and development, would be a strong asset
  • Mentorship experience would be an asset
  • Experience working with committees or advisory councils would also be an asset

Benefits for Parkinson Advisory Council Members

  • Contribute to meaningful and lasting change for people affected by Parkinson’s
  • Deepen knowledge of patient engagement, research, advocacy, communication, digital engagement, and facilitation
  • Develop new relationships with others living with or affected by Parkinson’s disease
  • Engage regularly with Parkinson Canada’s President and CEO to provide advice and feedback

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.parkinson.ca/listing/parkinson-advisory-council-member/

More opportunities with Parkinson Canada

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Parkinson Canada


316-4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9, CA

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the lives of People Living with Parkinson’s. We do this through: - Research leading to the end of Parkinson’s. - Advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson’s to the forefront. - Support helping people living with Parkinson’s live well through education.


Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From
diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease
through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds
innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity,
Parkinson Canada fulfils its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited
organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This volunteer position has a time commitment of approximately six hours per month. All activities are carried out virtually.
  • APPLY ONLINE: https://www.parkinson.ca/listing/parkinson-advisory-council-member/

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