Pediatric Parents’ Advisory Group

Our Vision:

That every child receives the highest standard of care, whether they seek treatment in a pediatric or general emergency department.


About P-PAG

The Pediatric Parents’ Advisory Group (P-PAG) is a group of parents, legal guardians, and grandparents seeking to contribute to child health research. Members serve as advisors to the ECHO Research and ARCHE programs at the University of Alberta by providing advice and feedback on research aimed at improving child health outcomes.

ECHO and ARCHE are part of a movement in health care towards more patient-centered or family-centered care, wherein patients and their families actively engage in health care decision-making in partnership with the clinical team. Through the Pediatric Parents’ Advisory Group (P-PAG), we aim to engage parents and families in developing processes and resources to improve child health outcomes.

Meet one of P-PAG’s parents

Through the process of caring for her children’s eczema, Julie became interested in the world of pediatric health research. This led to her joining the P-PAG. Watch this video to hear Julie’s story and experience with the P-PAG.


Want to get involved?


  • A parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of a child?
  • Wanting to contribute to child health research?
  • Interested in helping improve the health system?
  • Able to attend monthly meetings in-person or online?



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