Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference – May 6-7, 2020

Learn how to transition from youth to adulthood care successfully.

University of Calgary researcher Susan Samuel is leading the Transition Navigator Trial to improve the transition of young people from paediatric to adult health care. The team is enrolling 600 young people into the project to help these individuals as they learn to manage their health-care needs. Photo courtesy Edge Productions

This conference will be a unique opportunity to bring attention to the importance of successful transitions to adult life, and a shared understanding of the importance of utilizing an integrated approach across systems to improve transitions.
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This event is intended to bring attention to some of the existing initiatives and research happening in youth transitions to adulthood in Alberta.
  •  Explore  existing research, policy, and practices in adolescent and adult systems in Alberta, incorporating diverse perspectives, and Indigenous and western research methodologies;
  •  Learn  from youth, caregivers, and other natural supports regarding their recommendations for supporting youth transitioning to adulthood;
  •  Examine  practice-based evidence, initiatives, and projects focused on the transition of youth to adulthood in Alberta;
  •  Engage  with communities to facilitate application of conference learnings to their particular populations; and
  •  Commit  to sharing and applying learnings to improve how we work together to support young people in the transition to adulthood.
  • Youth and Families welcome!
  • Professionals/Service Providers working with Youth and Young Adults
  • Policy and Decision Makers
  • Researchers
  • Anyone interested in advancing Youth Transitions to Adulthood
Integrating Research, Practice, and Policy for Improving Youth Transitions to Adulthood in Alberta will be a unique opportunity to bring attention to the importance of optimizing youth transitions to adult life.

This 2 day provincial event is designed to bring together service providers and policy makers from across systems to hear from researchers, innovative practitioners, and youth/families to engage in discussions about next steps.

Submitted abstracts are now being reviewed. Successful submissions will be confirmed soon and the conference program will be posted once available.

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Venue and Accommodations
This event will be held at
MacEwan Hall – located on the University of Calgary campus
424 Collegiate Blvd NW
Calgary AB
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A special rate for conference delegates is available at the Hotel Alma on the University of Calgary campus for the nights of May 5-8, 2020.

Please make reservations prior to April 6, 2020 to take advantage of the special conference rate. After April 6 at 4:00 pm all reservations will be booked at a prevailing rate of the day and based on availability at the time of request.

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Check Hotel Alma to see the room types available and rates.

Please refer to the group name when reserving your rooms on the phone or via email: Youth Transitions to Adulthood Conference 2020 

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