Teens Talk, but is Canada listening?

Every year, we conduct a nation-wide survey of teens to better understand the challenges they face. We share these results to engage all Canadians in an important dialogue about how we can make our country safer, healthier and friendlier to young people. The results for 2016 are cause for great concern.

One in five teens in Canada reported that they had seriously considered suicide in the last 12 months and of those teens, almost half had formulated a plan (how, when and where).

We also found that the online search habits of teens reveals a lot about their well-being. So while they may not speak to anyone, their fingers are doing a lot of talking. The question is, are we listening?

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