The Right to Thrive: An Urgent Call to Recognize, Respect and Nurture Two Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary and other Gender Diverse Children and Youth from the Representative for Children and Youth
In Representative Charlesworth’s own words, “Let’s be clear: young people have the right to be who they are and to thrive…The hate speech and anti-trans legislative efforts we have seen recently in Canada and the United States is alarming and is causing great harm.
Priority indicators for adolescent health measurement – recommendations from the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent Health (GAMA) advisory group.
Abstract Purpose: This article describes the selection of priority indicators for adolescent (10–19 years) health measurement proposed by the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent health advisory group and partners, building on previous work identifying 33 core measurement areas and mapping 413 indicators across these areas. Methods: The indicator selection process considered inputs from a broad range […]
Youth characteristics associated with sexual violence perpetration among transgender boys and girls, cisgender boys and girls, and non-binary youth.
Abstract Importance: Gender minority adults experience higher rates of sexual violence (SV) thancisgender adults. How this disparity extends to youths, including perpetration rates, is unknown. Objective: To compare rates of experience and perpetration of SV by gender identity andinvestigate characteristics associated with odds of perpetration within gender identity categories. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study […]
Not Yet Equal (the Sequel): Results of the BC Adolescent Health Survey provides a profile of the health LGBTQ youth in British Columbia (BC). The report is a collaboration between researchers at SARAVYC and the McCreary Centre Society and uses data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS), which is one of the […]
“They talked completely about straight couples only”: How schools contribute to sexual violence among sexual and gender minority youth
This study examined contextual factors shaping sexual violence victimisation and perpetration among sexual and gender minority youth, with school playing a key role. Based on qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with 50 young people aged 14–26 years who self-reported sexual violence perpetration in the Growing Up with Media survey, the analysis demonstrates how schooling’s ‘hidden curriculum’ leaves sexual and gender minority youth ill-equipped to navigate the world of sexuality.
Gender-Diverse: A Spotlight on the Health of Trans and Non-Binary Young People in B.C. provides a profile of the health of gender-diverse youth in British Columbia (BC). The report uses data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS), which is one of the most reliable, comprehensive health surveys of adolescents ages 12–19 in public schools in BC.
Fifteen-year trends in self-reported racism and link with health and well-being of African Canadian adolescents: a secondary data analysis
We assessed the prevalence and trends in racial discrimination among African Canadian adolescents in British Columbia. The association between racial discrimination and self-rated health, access to mental health services, substance use, suicidal thoughts and attempts, experience of extreme stress, among others were examined within the 2018 dataset.
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 […]