FNN: UBC project to receive almost $1 million grant to address LGBT teen dating violence

On the International Day of Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, the UBC School of Nursing had some encouraging research news to share about supporting LGBT youth.

UBC Nursing announced today (May 17) that the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) will receive a grant worth almost $1 million over five years from the Public Health Agency of Canada for a project that will help LGBT youth to establish positive and healthy relationships.

The funding is part of Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence.

According to B.C. Adolescence Health Surveys, about 15 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in romantic relationships report dating violence, which is three to six times higher than heterosexual peers.

According to Statistics Canada, 1.75% of Canada’s population is Gay.