Patient and Community Engagement Training

Engage patients and the community with your research

The Patient and Community Engagement Training Program (PaCET) prepares trainees to understand the complexity of women and/or children’s health and to navigate stakeholder dynamics in collaborative, transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral projects. The objective of the program is to build capacity and support practice in non-academic stakeholder (patient/community) engagement in women and/or children’s health research.

Awards of up to $1,000 per month are available for a maximum of eight months (September to April).


The 2017 competition is now closed. This competition is offered annually in May.  


The candidate must be:

  • registered in a full-time, graduate studies or postdoctoral program at the University of Alberta.
  • affiliated with a research program/project directly relevant to women and/or children’s health that involves stakeholders (patients, clinicians, community groups, government and/or non-government organizations (NGOs)) at the mid-high level of engagement.
  • a WCHRI member.
  • mentored by a project supervisor who is a WCHRI member. 

Application information

Competition results

WCHRI is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2017 PaCET grant competition.



For further information

Contact WCHRI’s Research Grants Administrator, Michelle Bailleux, at 780-248-2090; or Tatjana Alvadj, research coordinator.