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This Transgender Day of Remembrance we honour the lives lost and harmed by transphobia. We bring attention to the violence that continues to threaten transgender and gender diverse lives.
English: Our team has just launched a suite of resources that feature findings from the Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey. These resources are available in English and French. Français: Notre équipe vient de lancer une série de ressources qui présentent les conclusions de l’Enquête canadienne sur la santé des jeunes trans et non-binaires. Ces ressources sont disponibles en anglais et en français.
A video resource featuring key findings from the Canadian Trans & Non-binary Youth Health Survey report. The four videos communicate important facts about the health of trans and non-binary youth along with recommendations for improvement.
A website resource to learn about and find resources for the 2019 Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey report. The landing page is available in both English and French, and includes an overview of the report, recommendations, regional fact sheets, custom photography, and video resources. Une ressource en ligne pour en savoir plus et […]
Join us for a webinar and live Q&A as we share results from the Canadian Trans & Non-binary Youth Health Survey.
On November 17, we will share some of the key findings from the Canadian Trans & Non-binary Youth Health Survey. Following the presentation, we will answer your questions during a live Q&A session. Please sign up now to claim your spot in the webinar.
Today is Orange Shirt Day, a day to “honour the children who survived the Indian residential schools and remember those who didn’t.” It’s important that we bring awareness to Orange Shirt Day today and that we work every day to acknowledge and learn about health equity for Indigenous and Two-Spirit youth.
The link between LGBTQ-supportive communities, progressive political climate, and suicidality among sexual minority adolescents in Canada
Despite supportive structural changes to reduce stigma towards lesbian, gay, and bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) Canadian residents, sexual minority youth still face disparities compared to heterosexual peers. We aimed to characterize LGBTQ-supportive environments and political climates, and examine their links to suicidal behavior among sexual minority adolescents in western Canada.
The Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at UBC stands in solidarity with the Black community and supports the efforts of our colleagues in participating in #ShutDownSTEM on June 10, 2020.
In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) tapped SARAVYC for urgent support. Background WHO’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health is currently developing a global guideline on school health services, and the Guidelines Development Group (GDG) is chaired by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc. As one step in guideline development, WHO wanted to consult school health experts around the […]
Reasons Lesbian and Bisexual Adolescent Girls Have or Might Have Sex with Females or Males: Implications for Discordance between Sexual Identity and Behaviors and for Prevention of Pregnancy and STIs
We examined reasons lesbian and bisexual adolescent girls have sex or, if sexually inexperienced, might have sex with girls or boys, and the role of internalized homonegativity in these relations and among lesbians.