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About the Position
Position # 2480
OrganizationParkinson Canada - Volunteering
Position Parkinson Advisory Council Member - Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity
Impact Statement 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
Description 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
Training Details Benefits for New Parkinson Advisory Council Members

Contribute to meaningful and lasting change for people living with Parkinson’s

Deepen knowledge of patient engagement, research, advocacy, support and services, communication, digital facilitation, and working with a high-level advisory council

Develop new relationships with others living with Parkinson’s and care partners

Impact Parkinson Canada’s vision and mission

Engage regularly with Parkinson Canada’s President and CEO to provide advice and feedback

How to Apply

Complete the online Volunteer Profile or sign up to attend a

Parkinson Advisory Council Information Session.

Applicants must complete the online profile and include their resume by

Friday April 14, 2023.
Working Conditions What is Needed to Succeed

Lived experience as a person with Parkinson’s or experience as a care partner of someone living with Parkinson’s

Passionate and eager to make a difference for the Parkinson’s community in Canada

Knowledge of Parkinson’s and/or connections within the Parkinson’s community

Strategic thinker with the ability to cultivate strong partnerships that grow the mission of Parkinson Canada

Dependable, responsive, and respectful of multiple points of view

Committed to attendance and active participation in one meeting of the PAC per month, plus optional involvement in committees

Experience working with committees, boards, or advisory councils would be an asset

Commitment to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Anytime
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Area(s) of Interest Communication/Public Relations, Health Care/Emergency, Mentoring
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Strategic Thinking, Empathy, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
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Contact Jerlynn Rycroft
Phone 18005653000
Address 4211 YONGE ST Toronto, M2P 2A9
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