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Facilitating a Transition to Adult Care Workshop (Virtual) for Patients and Families Scotiabank Youth Transition Program, Providence Health Care

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland, Patient partners across BC

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The Scotiabank Youth Transition Program (SYTP) is looking for someone who can help facilitate a virtual workshop about Transition to Adult Care. This workshop is designed to provide youth and young adults (ages 16-25 years) and their families an opportunity to learn more about what to expect in adult care and about new roles and responsibilities with respect to managing health care as an adult. This workshop is also a time for attendees to engage with other peers and to share in discussion about the transition to adult care.

Patient partners will help to facilitate these monthly virtual sessions (1 hour in duration) alongside the SYTP Leader (Emma Iacoe). The workshop content has already been developed. This role will only involve delivering the workshop and sharing personal experiences with transition during discussion.

We are looking for youth/young adults (age 18 – 30 years) who have some lived experience with a health condition and experience with health services. Ideally, we would like youth/young adults who are currently transitioning or have recently transitioned to an adult care program (at St. Paul’s Hospital or elsewhere). An honorarium will be provided as a gesture of gratitude.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • Young adults (ages 18-30 years) with experience with transition from pediatric to adult care
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Emma Iacoe Leader, Program Development, Scotiabank Youth Transition Program | Providence Health Care Email: or phone: (778) 990-2006

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