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 is hiring Youth Research Assistants to join the eighth cohort of the Youth Research Academy (YRA) that will be starting at the end of June 2023. The YRA is a group of BC youth aged 16 to 24 with experience in the government care system who are trained to carry out research projects of interest to youth in and from care and the agencies that serve them.
The 2023 BC AHS will be taking part from January to May 2023. Check out the 2023 BC AHS video created by youth here.
Resources for nurse administrators, students, and school staff, such as information booklets, parent consent letters, and a classroom poster are available here.
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The YIRT are a group of young Indigenous researchers who have come together to work on projects that support Indigenous youth and improve their health and well-being. Their second project was to create an infographic poster to accompany the Raven’s Children V report. The infographic is available for download here.
McCreary has published an article in the Child Indicators Research Journal on developing a measure that captures the experiences of deprivation among youth in BC. Inspired by a model successful used in the UK to measure material deprivation, the BC Youth Deprivation Index was developed ahead of the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey and collected results from over 38,000 BC youth. Click here to access the article.
The Youth Research Academy is surveying BC youth aged 18 to 24 with experience of government care or an alternative to care, such as a Youth Agreement. The goal is to understand what is working well and what can be improved for young people transitioning out of care.