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Get involved

There are many different ways to become part of the McCreary team and support the exciting work we do.

Youth Research Academy hiring Research Assistants

The YRA is a group of BC youth aged 16 to 24 with experience of the government care system. Members of the YRA are trained to carry out research projects of interest to youth in and from government care and the agencies that serve them. The next cohort of the YRA is starting on June 30th, 2022.

The positions are available from June 30th, 2022 until March 31st, 2023, and are based at McCreary Centre Society (3552 East Hastings St, Vancouver, BC). Hours of work are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, with occasional additional hours. Pay is $16.50 per hour. Interested youth must be eligible to work in Canada and have care experience. Training will be provided, and no previous research or work experience is needed.

Click here to learn more about the YRA and Research Assistant positions or click here to apply.

Join the Youth Advisory and Action Council (YAC)

The YAC is a group of volunteers aged 15 to 24 who develop projects to improve youth health, including organizing ‘by youth for youth’ workshops and events. To learn more click here. The YAC accepts new members on an ongoing basis. Contact to find out how to join.

Become a member of McCreary

To access the membership form, click here.

Join the Student Research Group or partner with McCreary on research

To find out more about these and other opportunities, visit our partnerships page, or contact


McCreary Centre Society is a registered charity. By donating to McCreary you are supporting research, evaluation and community based projects to improve youth health in British Columbia.

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