Study Recruitment

CTYHS 2024

Thank you for your interest in the third wave of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey!

The survey ended on May 31 2024.

The report summarizing the results will be available at once completed.


We want to hear from the next generation of trans and non-binary Canadians. You’re the experts of your experiences, and we’re here to listen.

The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey is a national survey of trans, non-binary, and gender diverse Canadian youth ages 14-25 that runs every five years. The study is managed by the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre with co-investigators across the country. Results help researchers identify health disparities, theorize helpful interventions, and describe trends in gender diverse health, values, identity, and experience. This research is core to developing successful advocacy and change in our social and health care systems.

To participate in the study, you must be between 14 and 25, live in Canada, and be non-binary, trans, and/or gender diverse.

The survey will be available through May 2024.

In 2014, SARAVYC ran the first Canadian Trans Youth Health survey, a bilingual survey to learn about the health of transgender youth in Canada. It was the first and largest of its kind in Canada. Five years later, in 2019, we conducted the same survey with a few additional questions. This year, we’re running it again with our colleagues across Canada.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc

Managing Director: Dr. Monica Rana

Co-Investigators: Annie Pullen Sansfaçon (University of Montreal), Daniel Metzger (BCCWH), Jacqueline Gahagan (Dalhousie University), Kristopher Wells (MacEwan University), Jake Pyne (York University), Nicholas Chadhi (University of Montreal), Drew Clark (UBC), Danya Fox (UBC), Ashley Taylor (UBC), Lorraine Grieves (Trans Care BC),  Alex Abramovich (CAMH), Ailsa Craig (Memorial University), Phillip Joy (Mount Saint Vincent University), Jo-Ann Mary MacDonald (University of PEI), and Charles Furlotte (St. Thomas University)

SARAVYC Post-Docs: Ace Chan & Ley Fraser

Funding by: CIHR (Foundation Scheme) under the grant "Improving health equity for LGBTQ youth in Canada and globally: Addressing the role of families and culture", 2017-2024

2019 Reports: English / Français

2014 Reports: English / Français

The Ethics ID number for this study is H23-02569. If you have any concerns or complaints about your rights as a research participant and/or your experiences while participating in this study, contact the Research Participant Complaint Line in the University of British Columbia Office of Research Ethics. You can contact this office by e-mail at (with ‘Ref: H23-02569 – CTYHS24’ in the subject line) or by phone at 604-822-8598 (Toll Free: 1-877-822-8598).

The University of British Columbia is leading a survey called “Asking about sex, gender, and youth health: A pilot study.”

Are you between the ages of 13 – 18?
Do you live in Canada?

We want to hear from you!

This survey asks about your health behaviours. Take the survey at

Make sure your voice is heard!

To help protect yours and others’ anonymity, please do not tag, like, publicly name, respond directly, or comment on this post. Sharing this poster does not imply participation. The Principle Investigator for this study is Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc,

Recruitment poster with text that includes all the text above.

L’Université de la Colombie-Britannique mène une enquête intitulée « Questions sur le sexe, le genre et la santé des jeunes : étude pilote ».

Avez vous de 13 à 18 ans?
Vivez-vous au Canada?

Nous aimerions mieux vous connaître!

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Pour nous aider à préserver votre anonymat et celui d’autrui, veuillez ne pas étiqueter cette publication ni la nommer publiquement ni la commenter ni y indiquer de mention « j’aime » ni y répondre directement. La transmission de cette publication ne suppose pas la participation. La chercheuse principale dans le cadre de cette étude est Elizabeth Saewyc,