BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Ryan Sidorchuk

Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement

Email: rsidorchuk@bcpsqc.ca
Office: 250.951.4850
Qualicum Beach, BC

Ryan holds a BA in Conflict Resolution and has done Master’s work in the area of Human Factors and System Safety. He first became involved with patient engagement in 2004, helping to create the country’s first patient-led Patient Safety Advisory Council, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the role of Patient Safety Officer. Ryan was also Canada’s first Global Patient Safety Champion, being selected to attend a multi-national conference with the World Health Organization’s World Alliance for Patient Safety in London, UK, in 2005. This laid the groundwork to the creation of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, a group of committed individuals helping to advance the patient voice in improving patient safety together with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute since 2007. The importance and power of the patient and family voice in organizational patient safety and quality improvement efforts have been the compass for Ryan for over a decade.