Health Professionals Advisory Committee 

What is HPAC? 

Engaging local stakeholders in a discussion of needs and priorities is critical to the work of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). A key stakeholder group within the community is front line health care practitioners. This Committee, which is comprised of multi-disciplinary voluntary health care professionals, provides the WWLHIN with advice on key questions related to patient-centered care, implementation of the Integrated Health Services Plan, and other strategic initiatives. 

**HPAC meets 2-4 times per year. Videoconferencing may be available to assist in scheduling and attendance.   

The WWLHIN is currently recruiting volunteers to join the Health Professionals Advisory Committee with the following experience/qualifications:

  • 2 members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, at least one family medicine who practices in the community 
  • 2 members of the College of Nurses of Ontario: one currently working in long-term care and one currently working in hospital 
  • 1 member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers who is from the community, long-term care or mental health sector 

“Being a member of HPAC has given me a hands-on role in shaping the future of our community’s health system. Not only have I shared my experience and expertise, but I have also learned a lot from others in different professions across the continuum. Many health professionals talk about what needs to be done to enhance health care for their patients, clients, and residents – HPAC is a great opportunity to turn this talk into action.” – Paul Nolet, HPAC Vice-Chair 

Health professionals are invited to submit a letter outlining your interest in the Committee and a current résumé.