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Interested in how data can improve health care for all Ontarians?

Join the ICES Public Advisory Council

Join the Public Advisory Council

What is the ICES Public Advisory Council?

The ICES Public Advisory Council is made up of members of the public from across Ontario. Representing the voice of the public, the Public Advisory Council provides guidance to ICES on what matters most to Ontarians for health data research. Their thoughts, perspectives and values shape ICES research and influence the way data is used by our researchers to improve health care.

As part of the Public Advisory Council, you will:

  • Discuss issues that exist around data and health data research
  • Share your feedback on selected ICES activities and studies
  • Provide your perspective on new data opportunities and partnerships
  • Guide what research questions matter most to the public
  • Shape ICES public-facing content and public engagement activities.

We want to hear your thoughts and ideas!

If you live in Ontario and have an interest in how research and data can improve health care and the health of Ontarians, we invite you to apply.

Click on the button below to tell us about yourself and what interests you about health data research and the ICES Public Advisory Council. Applications close January 23, 2019.

Join the Public Advisory Council

What's the time commitment?

If you become a member of the ICES Public Advisory Council, you will need to attend:

  • 1 virtual orientation session and training (2 hours)
  • 2 in-person council sessions per year (5 hours each)*
  • 2 teleconference sessions per year (2 hours each)

= Approximately 16 hours per year (for a 2-year commitment)

*Expenses covered for in-person meetings

Your application will be reviewed by the ICES Public Engagement team. Applicants will be contacted directly for a brief phone interview by January 2019 before being selected to join the Public Advisory Council.

About the application

At ICES, we strive to represent all voices and capture the diversity of Ontario in our public engagement activities. In the application, form we ask for some personal information to better understand your unique experiences and perspective. This information will only be used to contact you about the public engagement activities at ICES and for no other purpose.

Your privacy is important to us. Your personal information will be collected and used by ICES solely for the purpose of public engagement recruitment. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed to others for any other purpose. Only individuals who are involved in public engagement recruitment at ICES will be permitted to access your personal information. Your personal information will be retained in a secure manner at all times to protect your privacy.

If you have any questions about the Public Advisory Council, email

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