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.

McCreary presented with the 2022 International Society of Child Indicators Impact Award

The International Society of Child Indicators Impact Award is awarded to researchers who have used child well-being indicators in ways that directly impact the well-being of children. Previous recipients include the African Child Policy Forum, Children’s Society and the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York, United Kingdom. McCreary was therefore humbled to be the recipient of the 2022 award.

McCreary wants hear from young people about their experiences of the criminal justice system

McCreary is looking to speak with young people (aged 18-25) who have experience of the criminal justice system, including those who have served custodial as well as community sentences. We are gathering young people's perspectives about the specific needs and challenges they face in the adult justice system, and any suggestions they have for how they could be better served and supported.

We can schedule phone, video, or in-person conversations with any who might be interested. For more information, please email Evelyn at

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 $25 e-gift card for completing their first survey. Youth who complete the survey have the option to complete further surveys about every six months after that and receive a $30 e-gift card for each additional time point completed.

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