The IWK’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is made up of youth (ages 13-18) who have various types of health care experiences. There are past and present patients and even siblings. Click here to learn how to apply.
YAC meets once per month for office hours in the teen lounge at the IWK. The meetings are the last Thursday of each month (except in the Summer) from 4-6 PM.
During office hours they focus on consults from different teams and areas in the health centre and work on projects. YAC works on different projects and initiatives around the health centre like: IWK website consult, Transition to adult care consult, Grand Rounds presentations, Communication videos (see us on YouTube!!).
For more information, contact Krista McKeage, Child Life Specialist at: Krista.NewmanBennett@iwk.nshealth.ca or 470-8983.