GSA and anti-homophobia/transphobia policy
ÊTRE EN SÉCURITÉ, ÊTRE SOI-MÊME 2019 : Résultats de l’enquête canadienne sur la santé des jeunes trans
En 2014, et cinq ans plus tard, en 2019, les jeunes trans ou non-binaires de partout au Canada ont fait part de leurs expériences par l’entremise du Canadian Trans and Non-Binary Youth Health Survey (enquête canadienne sur la santé des jeunes trans et non-binaires). Menée par des chercheur·e·s issus d’universités et d’organismes communautaires du Canada, l’enquête comprenait des questions sur un vaste éventail d’expériences sociales et liées à la santé, ainsi que sur les facteurs de risque et de protection.
LGBQ Youth’s Experiences of General and Bias-Based Bullying Victimization: The Buffering Role of Supportive School and Community Environments
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning (LGBQ) adolescents experience large disparities in an array of health problems and bullying experiences. Supportive LGBTQ community and school climates may protect LGBQ youth from general and bias-based bullying victimization.
This study explored how transgender (trans) youth and parents of trans youth made decisions around hormone therapy initiation as well as trans youth experiences of barriers to care.
This fact sheet presents research findings about 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their cisgender and heterosexual peers in Ontario, Canada, and beyond.
Trans youth in Canada face high levels of violence, and this can contribute to substance use. However, research at SARAVYC showed that even when transgender youth experience high levels of violence or discrimination, a supportive family and safe school can make a difference. Specifically, strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from […]
The federal government invited briefings regarding the health of LGBTQ2S+ Canadians. As a research centre dedicating to improving health equity among stigmatized and vulnerable youth, we recognized this as a vital opportunity to contribute our expertise and draw attention to the specific needs of LGBTQ2S+ youth in Canada.
Investigating site-level longitudinal effects of population health interventions: Gay-Straight Alliances and school safety
Abstract There is limited research on evaluating nonrandomized population health interventions. We aimed to introduce a new approach for assessing site-level longitudinal effects of population health interventions (SLEPHI) by innovatively applying multiple group multilevel (MG-ML) modeling to repeated cycles of cross-sectional data collected from different individuals of the same sites at different times, a design […]
New analytical methods show long-term effects, even for straight students Gay-straight alliances (GSAs) help make schools safer for students the longer they are in place, even among straight students, finds new research from the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre at the University of British Columbia. “We found that students’ feelings of safety at […]
A Media-Based School Intervention to Reduce Sexual Orientation Prejudice and Its Relationship to Discrimination, Bullying, and the Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents in Western Canada: A Population-Based Evaluation
Abstract School interventions to address sexual orientation discrimination can be important tools for fostering inclusive school climate, and improving student wellbeing. In this study, we empirically evaluated a film-based intervention, Out in Schools, designed to reduce sexual orientation prejudice and foster inclusive school attitudes. Our evaluation mapped data about Out in Schools presentations onto student […]
This fact sheet presents research findings about 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and their cisgender and heterosexual peers in Alberta, Canada, and beyond.