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The Youth Action Grants (YAG) are a project of the McCreary Youth Advisory & Action Council (YAC). The YAGs were created to provide BC youth (ages 12-19) from school districts that participated in the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the opportunity to deliver a project which aims to improve youth health in their school or community.
Step One: Tell us about your project by filling out an application form.
Step Two: Send us your completed application form one of two ways.
By mail - please print and mail application to:
McCreary Centre Society
Attention: Youth Action Granting Committee
3552 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 2A7
By email - please email application to:
Applications will be reviewed by the YAG committee and we will get back to you within 4 weeks of receipt of application. If you have any questions regarding the YAGs or require assistance with your application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Preeti at 604-291-1996 (extension 227).
To view an example application for a project created by the YAC, please click here.
McCreary is committed to returning the results of the survey to young people. We are currently preparing an interactive curriculum which teachers, youth workers and others who work with youth can use to engage young people in a dialogue about risk and protective factors for healthy development.
A poster created by McCreary’s Youth Advisory and Action Council is available to download here.
Hard copies of the poster are available to purchase by completing and emailing McCreary this form.
McCreary's YAC received a $500 grant from the WITS- Rock Solid Foundation, to develop a project focused on bullying awareness and ways to prevent bullying. Using findings and quotes from students who completed the 2013 BC AHS, the YAC created "In Our Shoes", a by youth-for youth video capturing the experiences of young people across the province affected by bullying. The video highlights the impact bullying can have on a young person's health, but also serves to show how young people and adults can play an important role in preventing bullying and supporting those who have been bullied.
The YAC also created an accompanying poster which can be viewed by clicking here.
Interested in developing your own youth-led project or event? Apply for a $500 Youth Action Grant.