Creating an Effective Terms of Reference

This guide contains templates, tools and resource for creating an effective patient and family advisory council terms of reference document. A terms of reference outlines the ways in which a group of people agree to work together to accomplish common goals and is a critical step in establishing a patient and family advisory council. As an important starting point for advisory councils, an effective terms of reference helps to outline council goals, membership and functions. Included in this guide is a template to help you build an effective terms of reference.