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PFA Orientation Information

Patient Family Advisor (PFA) Orientation sessions are offered at various times during the year (usually once every quarter). This voluntary training runs for 90 minutes and can be attended from your own home via an online session. The training covers topics that are specific to the Patient Family Advisor role, such as: understanding what a Patient Family Advisor does, what to expect, how to prepare for meetings, and how to be a successful Patient Family Advisor. You can also attend the PFA Orientation training in person if you are in Saskatoon and would like to come into the Health Quality Council office. If you don’t have access to a computer, training can be also be attended over the phone.

If you would like to register for the next session, please contact Michelle Flowers at:

SPOR Module Training

SCPOR also offer a one-day training session. These training modules are focused on patient-oriented research. The sessions cover topics such as: the language and terminology of patient-oriented research, the patient engagement movement, how it works and roles for patients in patient–oriented research. SPOR module training is for everyone on the research team – Patient Family Advisors, Researchers, Health Care Providers and Health Care Decision Makers. To register for the one day session, go to the Events page.

Are you a patient looking to apply for honoraria?

If so, read on…

Honoraria process

As a Patient & Family Advisor, you quality for honoraria in recognition of your time.

In order to be able to claim honoraria, there is a two-step process: (1) create a profile in our volunteer database and then (2) sign into your newly created account and log the hours. After an event/meeting, you will log your hours. Once this happens, the SCPOR BetterImpact administrator will generate the required reports and submit the information to accounting - you can expect a cheque to arrive in the mail within 2-4 weeks once the hours have been logged.


You can set up your own Better Impact account using the link below

Use it to log your hours, so you can claim your honoraria!


If you get stuck…

Here is a link to a video that will walk you through creating a new account, and also explains the honoraria process


Want help logging your hours on Better Impact?

Check out the tutorial below!


Any questions?

If you run into any issues, our Better Impact administrator, Wendy Sharpe, is a quick phone call or email away to provide you support or answer any questions – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her at 306-668-8810 ext 102 or via email