On this page we highlight opportunities for participation in our different studies. Each study features a short description, followed by the eligibility criteria and contact information for the study coordinator if you are interested in participating. Thank you for your interest!

Studies we are recruiting for:

 Sexual and Gender Minority Youth & Cannabis Use


About the Study

This study explores how young Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youths’ experiences with cannabis and mental health challenges influence their lives. We are also interested in understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted youth experiences. By participating in this photovoice project and interview, you will have the opportunity to tell your story and help us improve the provision of substance use and mental health policy, programming, and prevention strategies for Sexual and Gender Minority youth in BC. For more information about the study, please visit our webpage: https://www.bccsu.ca/youth-health/sexual-and-gender-minority-youth-and-cannabis-use/


We are currently recruiting SGM youth from BC. To be eligible to participate in this studyTo be eligible to participate in this study, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15-24;
  • Have used cannabis in the last month;
  • Live with a mental health challenge;
  • Identify as a sexual or gender minority;
  • Be willing to take photos of your experiences to share;
  • Live in BC; and
  • Speak English.

Involvement will include:

  • A half-hour session for intake (participants will receive $30)
  • A two-week period during which you take photos of your cannabis use experiences
  • A 1-1.5 hour interview where we talk about your photos and as kquestions about your experiences (participants will receive $120 afterthis interview)

Contact Information

If you are interested in participating, or if find out more about the study, please contact the Research Coordinator, Anna Carson:

BC Centre on Substance Use

400-1045 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9

E: [email protected] | T: (778) 945-7616 | F: (604) 428-5183

24/7 Addiction Clinician Support Line: (778) 945-7619

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: [email protected].

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