What We Do

As a team of researchers from across North America, we investigate the stigmas experienced by vulnerable youth – and the related health effects of their trauma. Our collaborative and cross-disciplinary work evaluates what strategies work best to improve the resilience and health outcomes for these youth, including runaway teens, Aboriginal youth and sexual minority adolescents.

To get an overall understanding of the purpose of our research, please see Our Research Goals.

For some fast facts and definitions of the terms we use, please see the Facts & Key Findings.

For information on our recent $2M CIHR grant for 2012 – 2017, please see Reducing Stigma, Fostering Resilience for LGBTQ Youth.


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