Research and Action for Youth Health

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About the AHS


The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) is a questionnaire used to gather information about young people’s physical and emotional health, and about factors that can influence health during adolescence or in later life.

The BC AHS is conducted by the McCreary Centre Society in collaboration with the provincial government and public health system, and with the cooperation of BC’s school districts. Over 130,000 students have participated in the survey since 1992, including over 29,000 in 2013.

AHS Youth Resources


Youth Action Grants (YAG) - Grants up to $500 for youth-led projects

The Youth Action Grants (YAG) are a project of the McCreary Youth Advisory & Action Council (YAC). The YAGs were created to provide BC youth (ages 12-19) from school districts that participated in the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the opportunity to deliver a project which aims to improve youth health in their school or community.

2013 AHS Film


Leading BC figures provided commentary on the AHS findings in the film below, featuring Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the Representative for Children and Youth, and Bob Lenarduzzi, owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The film was made by Grade 11 and 12 students at the Digital Media Academy, Argyle Secondary School, North Vancouver.

2013 AHS Reports


Provincial Results

To download From Hastings Street to Haida Gwaii: Provincial results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, please click here.

A Powerpoint presentation of the results is also available here.