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Apply Now - Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

  • Do you have experience as a patient at the IWK?
  • Do you want doctors, nurses, the CEO and other staff members to know what it’s like to be a patient?
  • What could we be doing to improve care and services a the IWK?
  • Do you want to share your ideas, work with us and make a difference for other youth at the IWK??


Volunteer with the Youth Advisory Council!

The Youth Advisory Council is for ages 13-18, from anywhere in the Maritimes,who want to:

  • Help staff see the hospital through the eyes of the patient and their family
  • Make changes within the hospital to help patients and their families
  • Not only be heard, be listened to!
  • YAC is made up of current and former patients, family members, and youth from the community
  • For more information, please view the YAC Rack Card above


How to Join

  1. Talk to your parent/guardian to decide together if you will be able to make the commitment to attend Office Hours/retreats and participate in projects.
  2. Fill out and submit the application – that easy. If you or your family have any questions about YAC just contact one of the adult supporters.

Please click to access a PDF version of the YAC application form.

Are you from outside of HRM? That’s no problem for becoming a YAC’er! 

We have lots of ways of bringing you in, including our video technology with Child Life, email, Skype – we can figure out a way that works for you. Just let us know you are interested and we’ll connect you in!