The Youth Wellness Lab: Developing a Collaboration between Researchers,
Community-Based Partners, and Youth
Principal Investigator: Bryn King, Stephanie Begun
Co-Investigators: Tara Black, Shelley Craig, Barbara Fallon, Lin Fang, Lance McCready, Tanya Sharpe
Expected Project Timeline: 2019-2021
Funder: Dean’s Network Award, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Housed at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, the Youth Wellness Lab (YWL) is intended to be a collaborative “hub” for researchers who are interested in the well-being of young people across a broad spectrum of domains, community-based partners who are interested in collaborating on youth-related research, and youth who are interested in participating in the design and dissemination of research.
Funding from the Dean’s Network Award will support the development of the YWL’s infrastructure, including engaging research and community-based partners to determine the process for collaboration in research and knowledge mobilization. Importantly, our intention is to recruit and remunerate youth who will inform these efforts at every stage of decision-making.