Next Steps

The Next Steps is an interactive youth friendly workshop or workshop series used to take the results of McCreary research back to young people across British Columbia. Since the Next Steps workshop model was created in 1998, McCreary has taken research findings back to thousands of youth in communities across BC.

The goals of the Next Steps are to:

  • Share results of McCreary research with BC youth
  • Gather young people's feedback and perspectives on the results
  • Support youth to design and deliver sustainable projects which address health issues they identify through the survey results


BC Adolescent Health Survey Next Steps

The Big Picture: A Next Steps Workshop Toolkit

This workshop toolkit is available to educators, youth workers, nurses, and other adult allies who would like to share the results of the 2023 BC AHS with young people aged 12 to 19 in British Columbia. The toolkit includes an introduction to the 2023 survey results, an interactive quiz, activities to learn about risk and protective factors, discussion questions and additional activities to explore youth health in your school or community.

An accompanying PowerPoint contains a bank of questions for the trivia game.

For more information about the BC AHS Next Steps, or to book a workshop, contact

Download toolkit / Download PowerPoint


Custody Next Steps

The Next Steps with youth in custody project has shared the results of McCreary's 2012-13, 2004 and 2000 Youth in Custody Surveys with young people in BC's Youth Custody Centres.

Read more about the Next Steps with youth in custody here.


Aboriginal Next Steps

The Aboriginal Next Steps workshop series was created to share results from Raven's Children II: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC. It has since been adapted to share the results of Raven's Children III and IV.

Read more about these projects here.


Homeless and Street Involved Youth Next Steps

Next Steps workshops have also been held following the 2014 and 2006 Homeless and Street Involved Youth Surveys (HSIYS).

As part of the HSIYS Next Steps workshops, young people created clay animation films documenting the youth health issues most important to young people in their communities. These films can be viewed on McCreary's YouTube Channel here.