Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 108
  • January 11, 2017 from 4:10pm to 5:30pm

Speaker: Dolly Menna-Dack, BA, MHSc, Youth Facilitator, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Toronto Rehab, University Health Network, Research Ethicist, Interim Vice-Chair Research Ethics Board

Meaningful client and family engagement can be challenging for healthcare organizations and, the benefits of achieving this goal can be far reaching. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Youth Engagement Strategy enables Youth Leaders (current and former clients) to actively collaborate with the hospital community and leadership on organizational priorities such as policy and program development, implementation and evaluation; delivery of services and research through multiple streams. This collaboration supports quality of service provision aligned with client preferences and needs. This presentation will focus on the Youth Mentorship stream and the education and training provided to these youth leaders, highlighting the new module related to research and ethics knowledge. This module has four discreet parts, three of which are aimed at Youth Leaders to increase their knowledge to better prepare them to partner with researchers at every level of project development and planning. The final element in this module is education for researchers, focusing on how best to engage current and former clients as partners in research.

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration required.