Become a Patient Surveyor

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Join Accreditation Canada’s team and take part in the accreditation process.

You may be eligible to become a patient* surveyor if you...

  • Have significant and recent experience accessing and using health and/or social services.
  • Have experience working with health care clinicians and/or administrators as a patient partner/advisor on quality improvement or planning initiatives in health and/or social services.
  • Are able to share and use your personal experience constructively.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English or French.
  • Are available to attend surveyor training October 22-24, in Ottawa in English (French training to be offered in 2018.)
  • Are available to survey a minimum of 10 days per year.

You’ll stand out if you...

  • Are available to survey more than 10 days per year.
  • Have contributed to training/orientation of staff to increase awareness of Patient and Family Centred Care and patient engagement.
  • Have participated in quality improvement and safety training.
  • Are currently part of or have taken steps to join an HSO technical committee to co-design health standards.
  • Are knowledgeable of Accreditation Canada’s accreditation process.

Interested in finding out more about the role of a patient surveyor?

Register for an information session via teleconference on August 16 from 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST) by contacting us at

Interested candidates can submit their CV or bio profile by following this link The deadline to apply is August 25, 2017. (If you encounter issues with the application system, please send your CV to


*Patient is used to identify individuals who participate in, and benefit from health systems and services, as co-producers of health. Depending on the health setting or context, patient may be referred to as client or resident, and individuals could include carers and families.