YPAHD Day is a one-day conference hosted by youth for youth who are affected by Huntington disease.
November 18, 2017: Kelowna, Toronto and Moncton
Registration opens May 25th!
Come participate in workshops like social media, grief and guilt, care strategies, research and event planning round tables! This event is open to youth aged 14-35.
The deadline to apply for funding to attend YPAHD Days 2017 is JUNE 30TH. Click here for the application.
Youth (14-35) across Western Canada are invited to attend YPAHD Day in Kelowna, BC. The Western YPAHD Day includes information on Clinical Trials in HD, Holistic Nutrition and HD, and our Friday night social activity at Exit Kelowna, a local escape room!
Kelowna registration opens May 25th here.
Click here for the Kelowna registration package.
Youth (14-35) based in Central Canada are invited to Toronto for YPAHD Day 2017! The Toronto event includes a presentation on HDClarity from Dr. Mark Guttman, learning about music’s impact on our health and well-being, and our Friday night social activity at Planet Bowl!
Toronto registration opens May 25th here.
Click here for the Toronto registration package.
Youth (14-35) from Eastern Canada are invited to 2017 YPAHD Days in Moncton, NB. The Atlantic YPAHD Day features presentations on Cannabis and HD, as well as the impact of exercise on our well-being. We’ll also get together on Friday night at Maverick’s to catch up with one another!
Moncton registration opens May 25th here.
Click here for the Moncton registration package.
Have questions about YPAHD or YPAHD Days 2017? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Missed YPAHD Day 2016?
In 2016, YPAHD Day was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before our National Conference.
To see photos from previous YPAHD Days, visit our Facebook page here.
History of YPAHD Day
In 2012, our youth chapter created a one-day youth conference (YPAHD Day) in conjunction with the HSC National Conference. Last year, in 2015, we hosted YPAHD day at multiple venues (Calgary, Halifax & Toronto) for the first time! YPAHD day attendees appreciate the fun and crazy antics, as well as needed education and support.
YPAHD helps youth think about and discuss things like genetic testing, family life, and dating with HD, and supports them in their struggles of being affected by the disease. This group gives young people someone to relate to, talk to, and lean on. This support system can be incredibly important during this stage in life and beyond.
The youth of the HD community are fun, energetic and resilient people. Young People Affected by Huntington Disease (YPAHD) began in 2008 and strives to:
- Provide a community and support network for young people affected by HD
- Increase public awareness thereby enabling others to understand the disease
- Raise funds to deliver services for those living with HD and to further research in order to slow and prevent HD.
- Listen to and advocate for the needs and goals of young people affected by HD through the communication mechanisms provided by the Huntington Society of Canada