The generation of new research and resource documents is an important part of the Young Health Program. Working with academics, opinion leaders and policy makers, YHP Canada helps co-create or fund the generation of new evidence needed to prioritize youth health on the national policy agenda. We also provide financial support for the creation of relevant resource documents and other studies.

Some recent research and resources supported by YHP Canada:

(2014) Youth Perspectives on Adolescent Health Programming in Canada: A Young Canadians Roundtable on Health Project. This report, compiled by a sub-committee of The Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) provides an overview of the major healthcare issues youth are facing (as seen by the youth authors) and an evaluation of the various organizations operating in the adolescent health space in Canada, with a focus on organizations that address NCD prevention.

(2014) Mental Health Education in Canada: An Analysis of Teacher Education and Provincial/Territorial Curricula.  This research report, developed with YHP Canada program partner PHE Canada and led by Dr. Susan Rodger, Director of the School-Based Centre for Mental Health at Western University in London, Ontario, highlighted key gaps in Canadian teacher training on student mental health.

(2013) Engaging youth in the creation of their own health states: A youth engagement toolkit. This toolkit, created by YHP Canada partner mindyourmind, assists health practitioners, policy makers to improve youth engagement practices within their organisation or practice.

(2013) mytoolkit.ca. Developed with YHP Canada program partner mindyourmind, this online learning resource provides youth and the adults who care about them with the knowledge, language and tools needed to talk about mental health, stress and wellness.

(2011) Healthy Minds Start Here. This publication, developed by YHP Canada program partner The Boys & Girls Club of Canada, outlines the key issues related to youth mental health in Canada, including factors influencing mental wellness, the impact of poor mental health, and strategies to improve youth well-being and resilience.

Global Research

YHP Global is also very active in research on an international scale. Partnering with leading academics and experts around the world, the global YHP initiative is supporting the generation of new evidence designed to increase our understanding of adolescent health and the government interventions required to respond to the rising prevalence of non-communicable disease (NCD) risk behaviours amongst young people. Please visit our global YHP research page for the latest information.