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Candace Skrapek

Position: Patient Partner

Candace Skrapek is a retired registered nurse. Following her retirement after a 40 year career, she has utilized her education, experience and expertise in numerous volunteer activities and patient advisory roles. Candace’s background as a health care provider and educator combined with her own experiences as a patient have led to her involvement as a patient partner with the SHA and SCPOR in a variety of quality improvement and health research initiatives. She is of the view that the patient’s influence can lead to more responsive, equitable, and innovative health research and health system transformation. For many years, Candace has been a dedicated advocate with the Saskatoon Council on Aging, focusing on promoting positive aging and creating a better quality of life for Saskatoon’s older adults.

She co-led the SCOA’s Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative, a 5-year community based participatory action research project aimed at creating a more age-friendly Saskatoon.