Canadian Transgender Youth Health Survey


In October 2018 we will be launching our second Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey. The first survey in 2013 included over 900 responses to our online survey from all provinces and territories except Nunavut and the Yukon. Results from the first found that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong connections to family, school and community are helping many of them navigate these challenges. The 2018 survey will allow us to measure changes that have occurred over the last 5 years, as well as identify continuing challenges and changes that need to be made to support trans and non-binary youth. Stay tuned for the launch of the survey.



Read the report from the first survey here.

Read in French: ÊTRE EN SÉCURITÉ, ÊTRE SOI-MÊME :Résultats de l’enquête canadienne sur la santé des jeunes trans



Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc

Co-Investigators: B. Austin, Dr. Dominic Beaulieu-Prevost, Dr. Line Chamberland, D. DePape, Dr. Marla Eisenberg, Dr. Gilbert Emond, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Dr. Andre Grace, Dr. Sheila Marshall, Warren O’Briain, Ciro Panessa, Dr. Tracey Peter, Dr. Carolyn Porta, Dr. Hilario Rose, Dr. Stephen Russell, Annie Smith, Stephen Smith, Dr. Catherine Taylor, Dr. Robb Travers, Dr. Kenneth Tupper, and Dr. Kris Wells

Funding by CIHR (Open Operating Grants) under the grant “Reducing stigma, promoting resilience: Population health interventions for LGBTQ youth”, 2012-2017