Community representative involvement

Cancer Council is committed to effective and meaningful community engagement and has established a  Community Advisory Network . The network comprises more than 160 Victorians who have been affected by cancer, and who are passionate about improving cancer outcomes for all Victorians.

The benefits of involving community representatives in research, healthcare and policy are highly valued and well recognised.  

Ways community representatives may help with your work:

  • sharing their story to illustrate their experience
  • providing feedback on information or support services
  • informing research funding decision-making
  • participating in discussion groups on important issues
  • speaking at events
  • joining committees that steer programs and research

If you would like to make a request for a representative from our Community Advisory Network to contribute to your project please complete the form below.

Please provide as much detail as possible about the project, incomplete or poorly detailed forms will not be processed.   We require at three weeks’ notice and although we will endeavour to match all requests this may not always be possible.

Contact details of person requesting (key contact)

Details of request and activity

When do you require the assistance of community representatives?

(E.g. specific age group, cancer type, cultural background, geographical region, area of interest, experience)

Please consider meetings, other commitments as well as reading and preparation time.

Privacy and confidentiality provisions

Please specify any relevant consent processes, ethics approval or codes of conduct that apply in relation to the project that the community representative will be working on.


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