Amina Rhanim, Olivier Ferlatte, Laurie Fournier, Vincent Arsenault, Elie Tremblay, Meredith Nana, Tracy Yip Lan Yan, Guillaume Tardif (chercheur·e·s queer, École de santé publique, Université de Montréal)
The Jeunes chercheurs.e.s queer program is a French and Montreal-specific adaptation of the CBRC Investigaytors program. This participatory and community-based capacity-building and knowledge transfer program is geared towards 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth who are interested in the world of research. Together, they elaborated and conducted J’prends ma place !, a survey to better understand mental health, substance use and resiliency among 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth aged 15-24 living in Canada. The survey was available online and shared on social media platforms (Instagram and Facebook) from November 2021 to January 2022. It was completed by a total of 3,668 participants. Queer youth researchers conducted individual and group analyses on a variety of topics such as conversion therapy, cannabis use, activism, and the experiences of non-binary youth. The results will be used to advocate for better mental health services for 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth. During this panel, the youth researchers will present the results of the "J’prends ma place !" survey to discuss actions to improve the mental health of 2S/LGBTQIA+ youth in Canada.