John Cuthbertson (until March 2017)

John is the father of a young woman with multiple acute and chronic illnesses and the son of a dementia patient. John knows firsthand how important engagement with healthcare providers is and what a difference it can make to the quality and safety of patient care. Over the years John has given much of his free time to advisory volunteer work in the healthcare sector – with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, and as a patient/family advisor on committees with the former Calgary Health Region Patient/Family Safety Advisory Council, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Committee, Alberta Health Services Patient/Family Advisory Group, and the Patient/Family Advisory Panel of the Health Quality Council of Alberta.