Youth advisory council (YAC)
The Youth advisory council (YAC) has been an important part of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for over the past fifteen years.
The council’s members are youth ages 14+ who have received services at Holland Bloorview.
With meetings every month from September through June, YAC provides a sounding board for staff, clients and families to develop and evaluate Holland Bloorview programs and services. It also offers youth the opportunity to develop advocacy skills and be involved in helping to create possibilities for younger generations of Holland Bloorview clients.
Some of the many projects that YAC has been involved with include:
- The very successful transitions conferences for families and professionals held in Toronto
- The implementation of the youth drop-in social events for youth
- Advocating for peers on a case-by-case basis
Youth advisory council meetings are held every third Saturday from September to June; attendant services are available during meetings.