The Waterloo Wellington LHIN Student Health Advisory Committee


SHAC logoHow we work with our committee

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) works with students across the region through the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). The SHAC brings together secondary and post-secondary students from across the region to provide input on key initiatives underway to improve the patient experience 

Sharing advice based on both good and bad experiences in the health system is at the core of ensuring that the voices of students are at the centre of this committee. The goal of these discussions is to create collaborative and sustainable solutions to health issues that students encounter across Waterloo Wellington.

Alongside the Waterloo Wellington LHIN staff, the SHAC:

  • Guides the continued development of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Patient Experience Program 
  • Identifies and advises on innovative opportunities to incorporate the student’s perspective on initiatives to make it easier for residents in Waterloo Wellington to be healthy and to get the care and support they need.
  • Works with the Vice President of People, Culture and Development, LHIN staff, service providers and partners on strategies and practical ideas for improving patient care, and caregiver support.

Read the profiles of our current SHAC members here.

For additional information or questions related to the Student Health Advisory Committee please feel free to contact Joseph White at or by phone at 519‑748‑2222 ext. 5402.




Find out more

To find out more about the work of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Student Health Advisory Committee, or to learn how you can become involved as a patient/caregiver, please contact Joseph White at or 519‑748‑2222 ext., 5402.

get to know the members of SHAC