The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a team of researchers with a focus on youth health equity.
Since 2006, the SARAVYC team, across Canada and the world, has been dedicated to identifying strategies to reduce stigma and improve resilience among marginalized youth populations,
and share those results with the public.
We collaborate with health professionals, policy-makers, educators, service providers, and youth to produce evidence-based research that influences policy, practice, and health.
We focus our work in three main areas:
- Documenting health and disparities among LGBTQ2S youth in diverse ethnocultural groups, with the intent to create culturally-relevant interventions for families.
- Understanding and address factors that contribute to victimization and perpetration of sexual violence among youth.
- Partnering with NGOs, schools, government, and community organizations to conduct independent evaluations to help improve health programs and policies.