2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey
Balance and Connection in BC: The health and well-being of our youth
This report shares provincial findings of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey, which was completed by 38,015 Grade 7-12 students in schools across British Columbia.
Download Balance and Connection in BC here.
SDGs: How are we measuring up?
Canada has committed to implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the federal government has called for reliable data to assess progress towards the goals. This poster shares data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey which provide some examples of how the health of youth aged 12–19 in the province measures up against 9 of the 17 SDGs.
Download the poster here.
2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey
Hastings Street to Haida Gwaii: Provincial results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey
To download the report, please click here.
A Powerpoint presentation of the results is also available here.
2013 Regional Reports
McCreary published 16 regional reports, one for each of the province's Health Service Delivery Areas. These reports were published in a staggered release until March 2015.
To accompany each of the HSDA reports, McCreary released a Powerpoint presentation covering the content. If you have any questions before using one of the PowerPoints, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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North Vancouver Island
Central Vancouver Island
South Vancouver Island
North Shore/Coast Garibaldi
2013 Special Topic Reports
We All Have A Role: Building social capital among youth in care
In partnership with Vancouver Foundation, this report highlights the importance of social capital among youth in government care.
Sexual Health of Youth in BC
Using data from the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, McCreary's first full length report looking at the sexual health of youth.
AHS Do-It-Yourself Workshop Manual
A DIY guide to holding your own workshop and sharing the results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey with youth.
Talking About Youth Health
McCreary asked youth for feedback on a range of data about youth health. We have compiled youth's feedback about the BC AHS into a report which provides context to the survey findings and will inform the development of the 2018 survey.
How Many Is Too Many for BC Youth? Alcohol use and associated harms
How Many Is Too Many for BC Youth? focuses on alcohol use among BC youth, and specifically what was found to constitute more harmful levels of drinking, as well as risks and protective factors.
Untangling the web: online safety and sexting among BC youth
Untangling the web considers risk and protective factors for safer use of technology among BC youth.
In response to an online safety workshop that included findings from Untangling the Web, students from Argyle Secondary School's Digital Media Academy created multimedia projects to share what they learned with a youth audience.
Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youth's mental health
This report, Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts, is the work of 28 young people who share a common interest in promoting positive mental health by increasing awareness and understanding of youth mental health.
Raven's Children IV: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC
Raven's Children IV provides a comprehensive picture of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC using data from the 2013 BC AHS. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and reviewed by Elders, youth and other Aboriginal community members across the province.
Blunt Talk: Harms associated with early and frequent marijuana use among BC youth
Blunt Talk provides a snapshot of marijuana use among BC youth and identifies where use is linked to negative health consequences. This report also creates a baseline description of young people's marijuana use prior to upcoming changes in legislation.
2013 Fact Sheets and Infographics
- Running Away from Home, Gender & Health / Download
- Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Youth / Download
- Supporting Youth with FASD / Download
- West Asian Youth / Download
- Youth Engagement and health / Download
- Gambling / Download
- Trends in Suicide and Self-Harm / Download
- Youth with a Physical Disability / Download
- Dietary Choices of South Asian Youth / Download
- Daily Smoking / Download
- The role of teachers in supporting BC youth / Download
- The role of school counsellors in supporting BC youth / Download
- The role of Aboriginal education workers in supporting BC youth / Download
Previous BC AHS Reports
Reports, fact sheets and Powerpoint presentations from previous cycles of the AHS are still available.
Click here to view a full list of fact sheets and presentations which were produced using data from the 2008 survey
Click here for a full list of previous BC AHS reports