The latest addition to the Health Quality Council (HQC) board of directors brings a wealth of knowledge in health advocacy and community leadership.
Eugene Paquin was appointed in December 2021 and will participate in this month’s board meeting on March 31. He has over 30 years of experience in education in the areas of senior school division/provincial government administration and leadership. He has also worked in the areas of real estate, customs, human resources, and the non-profit sector. Currently, he consults in the field of human resources with a focus on proposal development, board and organizational development, and strategic planning.
Eugene has decades of provincial and national leadership experience with the health, health charities, and volunteer sectors dedicated to improving the lives of those living with disabilities, their families and caregivers. Currently, he acts in a government relations and advocacy capacity with the MS Society of Canada, Barrier Free Saskatchewan, Carers Canada, and Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as other health charities and industry partners. He is also a Patient and Family Partner with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and member of Saskatoon’s New Central Library Accessibility Advisory Committee. Eugene was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for 2005, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal for 2017, and the Canada Cares 2020 Family Caregiver Award of Excellence from the Canadian Abilities Foundation.
“It is an honour to serve on the HQC board,” said Paquin. “As a patient advocate for those with disabilities, I understand the power of quality improvement in health delivery. I look forward to joining my colleagues to work towards improving the health outcomes of all people in Saskatchewan.”
HQC is led by a board of directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The board is comprised of a diverse group of Saskatchewan and Canadian leaders from health care and other fields who are experts in clinical care, system administration and management, health system research, health policy and quality improvement.