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.
McCreary Centre Society has released our 2022-2023 Annual Report. The report presents highlights from McCreary's year, including updates on our projects and from our youth groups. The report also shares updates from staff and board members, as well as the announcement of the 2023 Youth Health Award recipient, Heather Lynch.
To view the report, click here.
McCreary Centre Society have launched Searching for a place: The health and well-being of homeless and unstably housed youth in BC. The report briefly shares results from the 2023 BC Adolescent Health Survey, showing the prevalence of homelessness for youth aged 12-19, before moving on to consider the health of youth aged 12-27 with experience of homelessness and housing instability who completed the 2023 Homeless Youth Health and Wellness Survey..
Based on our experience of engaging young people in community-based and participatory research, we created a resource which documents the lessons learned from that work, and specifically from the development and sustainability of McCreary’s Youth Research Academy (YRA).
McCreary is hiring Youth Research Assistants to join the eighth cohort of the Youth Research Academy (YRA). The YRA is a group of BC youth aged 16 to 24 with experience in the government care system who are trained to carry out research projects of interest to youth in and from care and the agencies that serve them.
Thank you to all the nurses, teachers, principals, superintendents, and students across BC who made the 2023 BC AHS survey administration so successful. We wish everyone a wonderful and restful summer and are excited to share the results later this year.
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Since 2019, the Youth Research Academy (YRA) have been surveying youth transitioning out of government care in BC. The survey asks questions about youth’s background, health, experiences in care, living situations, education, employment, money, goals, access to services and supports, and strengths and needs.