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.

If you are interested in looking at the provincial results from the 2013 BC AHS, please click here.

A Powerpoint presentation of the results is also available here.

AHS Youth Resources

McCreary is committed to returning the results of the survey to young people. We are currently preparing an interactive curriculum which teachers, youth workers and others who work with youth can use to engage young people in a dialogue about risk and protective factors for healthy development.

A poster created by McCreary’s Youth Advisory and Action Council is available to download here.

Hard copies of the poster are available to purchase by completing and emailing McCreary this form.


2013 BC 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.

2008 Resources

Reports, fact sheets and Powerpoint presentations from previous cycles of the AHS are still available.

Click here for a full list of BC AHS reports

Click here to view a full list of fact sheets and presentations which were produced using data from the 2008 survey

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