Parkinson Advisory Council Member
Volunteer Opportunity – Call for Applications
Parkinson Canada believes in a better life today for People Living with Parkinson’s, and a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. Canada has some of the world’s highest rates, and it is growing quickly. People living with Parkinson’s are at the centre of everything we do at Parkinson Canada. We provide education and services, and we advocate with federal, provincial, and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure.
People living with Parkinson’s count on us to be there at every step of their Parkinson’s journey. To learn more about us, please visit www.parkinson.ca.
The volunteer Parkinson Advisory Council (PAC) contributes to furthering the Parkinson Canada mission by actively advising the CEO, to ensure the voices of people living with Parkinson’s, and those affected by Parkinson’s, are integrated throughout the organization. The PAC is a critical driver of putting people living with Parkinson’s at the centre of Parkinson Canada’s work. Currently, we have multiple membership openings for three-year terms on the PAC.
Parkinson Canada is committed to an environment that respects and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion for all volunteers, employees, supporters, clients, and all people living with and affected by Parkinson’s. We welcome applications from those who might not see themselves suitably reflected in current representations of those with Parkison’s including women, folks who identify as Black, Indigenous, or persons of colour, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, or those from other groups targeted for oppression.
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. You are committed to Parkinson Canada’s mission and vision. As a person living with Parkinson’s, or with experience as a care partner of a person living with Parkinson’s, you bring your lived experience and expertise to the following responsibilities:
Advise and make recommendations to the CEO on key programs and strategy decisions that address the unmet needs of people affected by Parkinson’s
Promote the inclusion of the perspectives of people living with Parkinson’s across all areas at Parkinson Canada
Champion the vision, mission and initiatives of Parkinson Canada with the Parkinson community across Canada