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The CHILD-BRIGHT Network is looking for a…

Parent Advisory Representative | Research Project | Multiple locations

Number of positions to fill: 4

Intended for: A parent or caregiver

Description of role:

We are seeking parent representatives for a parent advisory group to help develop a research project. This research project will focus on the needs of children 3-6 years old and their families. We are looking for 2-3 representatives for each of our provincial study centres (BC, NS, ON, QC). Parent representatives will help build a geographically and socially diverse network of parents in their province, and will represent their interests and concerns to the Parent Advisory Committee. 

For: BRIGHT Coaching: A Developmental Coach System to Empower Families of Preschoolers
Responsible to: Bahar Kasaai and Bill McKellin
Works with: Annette Majnemer

Primary Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the representative will be:

  1. To meet monthly with researchers, in person or virtually,
  2. To provide advice on different aspects of the research study such as recruitment, questionnaires, study tools, and other research procedures on an ongoing basis.
  3. To help build and maintain contact with a socially diverse group of parents with children with brain-based conditions in their province,
  4. To provide advice about publications.

Engagement details and expected time commitment:

We are looking to engage interested individuals as soon as possible, ideally for the duration of the 3-4 year study. Your participation is expected to include about 2 hours per month. 


Yes, according to current CHILD-BRIGHT compensation guidelines


We are seeking parent advisors, who:

  1. Ideally reside in a remote or rural area in British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia or Manitoba.
  2. Bilingualism (English and French speaking); an asset for Quebec residents.
  3. Have a young child (ideally, under the age of 12) with a suspected or diagnosed developmental delay that affects their child's development (e.g. Autism, FASD, global developmental delay).
  4. Their own child's health and health care should be stable (i.e. one-year post diagnosis or other major medical treatments).
  5. Have experience dealing with health, educational, and social services on behalf of their child in their province.
  6. Have access to, and are comfortable with using computer programs, such as Skype or FaceTime.
  7. Demonstrate interest in research studies and/or child health. To be empathetic, and to have a reasonable, wide-scope perspective towards the project and system.

Specific skills or experience that could be an asset:

None requested.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application by filling out our community engagement form below.