Patrick currently serves as the Special Advisor to the President at Vancouver Island University. Formally, Patrick was the Executive Director, McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development and the Former Manager of Multilateral Relations in the Intergovernmental and International Relations Directorate Department of Aboriginal Affairs. He has also worked at the Department of Canadian Heritage and Department of Foreign Affairs.

Patrick also provides strategic advice to senior officials working in the realms of post-secondary education, transition to work, leadership development and engagement with Indigenous youth and communities.