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We Help You Navigate the Healthcare System

CHAI Advocates ensure you get the care you need so that you don’t fall through the cracks.

Less stress, more support

Your Patient Advocates: 

Patient advocates are professionals who focus specifically on the individual. They are skilled intermediaries who help patients, their partners and families, make clear, healthy choices in the face of an injury, diagnosis or chronic illness. They know and understand the intricate workings of the system, what questions to ask and to whom to ask them.



When I reached out to Canadian Health Advocates, I was not getting to the bottom of my symptoms. My health picture is complex and I found it hard to persevere in seeking better care when I felt so unwell.  My advocate listened, helped me identify priorities, devise a plan and set initial goals. Her empathetic manner, knowledge and encouragement strengthened me enormously. I was able to meet those goals.  I found I had an effective ally when I needed one most! I have now made big strides toward an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.

Yvonne N., Castlegar, BC

We are not sure how we would have managed during our Mother’s death if our CHAI Health Advocate wasn’t there to be the glue that held us together as a family unit. She advocated for us and ensured Mom’s dignity was maintained at all times and that her wishes were carried out. So thankful we had her present with us.

Linda W., Cranbrook, BC

My Health Advocate helped simplify things for my wife and I when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. She came with us to our Oncologist appointments and coached us on what questions to ask, reviewed what was talked about in simple terms and clarified our options. It was comforting to have her with us during a scary and confusing time.

Peter D., Calgary, AB

We asked our Patient Advocate for help when our Mom was in the hospital following surgery and a recent diagnosis of a terminal illness. She helped us set up resources in the community so that Mom could be discharged from the hospital and be at home where she wanted to be. We called on our Advocate at different times throughout our journey of Mom’s death process and she supported us every step of the way. We were able to keep mom at home for a day after she died and have our own celebration of her life in the way she wanted.

Wendy S., Kimberley, BC
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