The International Partnership for the Queer Youth Resilience


Photos (left to right): INQYR Partnership Team, Canadian Core Team, Latin American Core Team, USA Core Team


Prof. Shelley L. Craig and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto have been approved by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) at the Letter of Intent stage to develop a full proposal for a multi-year, international study that will bring together esteemed co-investigators and collaborators from a range of 51 community and university organizations along with partners from Barry University’s Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, Mexico’s ActúaDF AC, Toronto’s Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, Anglia Ruskin University’s Department of Psychology, King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Rutgers University’s School of Social Work, University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, the Ontario Association of Social Workers and The Hospital for Sick Children’s Department of Social Work. This team – nicknamed INQYR (International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience) – met in October 2017 to develop a full proposal to address the needs of gender and sexual minority youth and their use of information and communication technologies within diverse global contexts.