Why focus on youth?

The adolescent years build on the foundations established in childhood and set the course across the lifespan. In focusing on "youth," we are referring not only to a specific developmental period, but also to the childhood experiences that influence youth, as well as the early adult years that are determined by successful adolescent passages.

Investments in adolescents, or conversely the failure to address their needs at this stage of development, can result in lifelong consequences for youth and for our society.


Latest News

On March 25, 2015 from 12:30pm-1:30pm, CFYS will host an information session for students interested in learning more about our new Youth & Family Community...
The Centre for Youth and Society is now accepting submissions of research questions from youth-serving nonprofit organizations for the Youth & Family Commun...
The Centre for Youth and Society is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our Youth & Family Community Research Exchange. The launch will take place at...

Featured Researcher

Dr. Anne Marshall, director of the Centre for Youth & Society and professor at UVIc, has spent over thirty years dedicated to improving the lives of youth. As a counselling psychologist and researcher involved with several interdisciplinary research teams, Marshall has remained committed to collaborative and community-based research aimed to help marginalized youth who are often forgotten about by others.     “I have been fortunate to have had a wide variety of research opportunities,” Marshall says. “And through these opportunities, I hope to make a difference in people’s lives.” Photo: Marshall (bottom right) and her research team

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