Youth transitioning out of care study

The Youth Research Academy is surveying BC youth aged 18 and 19 who are either currently in government care (or alternatives to care) or have aged out within the past year, and at roughly six-month intervals after that.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and youth receive a $20 e-gift card for completing the survey. Youth who complete the survey have the option to complete further surveys about every six months after that and receive a $20 e-gift card for each time point completed.

The survey asks questions about youth’s background, health (including mental health and substance use), experiences in care, living situations, education, employment, money, goals, access to services and supports, strengths and needs. Participation in the study is anonymous and confidential.

To take the survey, please click on the appropriate link below:

  • For youth currently in government care, or an alternative to care (e.g., on a Youth Agreement), who are 18 and for those who have turned 19 but are delayed from aging out of care due to the COVID-19 pandemic:…

For more information or if you would like to share details of the study with others:…

View a short video about the survey created by the Youth Research Academy on McCreary's YouTube channel:

Another video which shares information about the survey can be viewed at

If you have any questions about the study, or wish to request paper copies of surveys, please contact: Garrett, Research and Evaluation Analyst, McCreary Centre Society
Email:; Phone: (604) 291-1996, ext. 222