McCreary Centre Society

Youth Health - Youth Research - Youth Engagement

McCreary Centre Society is a non-government not-for-profit committed to improving the health of BC youth through research, evaluation and community-based projects. Our vision is that all youth are supported to be healthy and connected.

Report Launch: Violence exposure: The victimization experiences of male, female, and non-binary youth in BC

On Wednesday, December 8th, McCreary will release Violence exposure: The victimization experiences of male, female, and non-binary youth in BC.

The report considers various types of victimization experiences among over 38,000 youth aged 12–19 who completed the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (2018 BC AHS).

Webinar presentations of the results are scheduled for:

Report Launch: Vaping among BC youth with government care experience: A Youth Research Academy report

This report was produced by McCreary's Youth Research Academy (YRA) using data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) and shares findings about vaping among BC youth in and from government care. Findings in the report include who was more likely to vape, protective factors linked to lower rates of vaping, and supports that can be helpful to youth who vape.

To download the report, click here.

Youth transitioning out of care study

Study details and access to surveys

The Youth Research Academy is surveying BC youth aged 18 to 20 who are either currently in government care (or an alternatives to government care such as on a Youth Agreement) or have aged out within the past year.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and youth receive a $20 e-gift card for completing the survey. Youth who complete the survey have the option to complete further surveys about every six months after that and receive a $20 e-gift card for each time point completed.

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