Too many Canadian children and youth are impacted by trauma

Our children, youth, and communities need resources and support that are trauma-informed, healing-centered, rights-respecting, and culturally-relevant.

The Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma is a partnership that began in 2020 that brings together researchers, practitioners, clinicians, and policy makers in Canada to unify and enhance social responses to child and youth trauma.

This partnership is made possible through funding from: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, McGill University, and in-kind and cash support from partner organizations.

Our Consortium’s objectives

1 in 3 Canadians have experienced adverse childhood experiences, including sexual and physical abuse, and/or exposure to family violence. Some children and youth also face neglect and/or adverse community experiences such as discrimination, poverty, and/or other forms of violence and oppression.

Purposeful attention to the right of all children without discrimination to live lives free from all forms of violence, and consideration of issues related to systemic violence, structural inequalities, and cultural safety among Indigenous people, Black communities, and other marginalized groups is paramount to the work pursued by the Consortium.