Centre Initiatives

A child holding a butterfly in the palm of his hand on what looks like a summer day

The Centre of Education and Research on Positive Youth Development at Lakehead University is focused on generating, disseminating and applying knowledge about children and adolescents and their well-being. Our research specializes in the areas of mental health, addictions, education, and youth justice. We strive to improve access to useful information for those who need it most, particularly individuals and organizations in northern and rural communities.

Our Centre is involved in strength-based research in educational environments, mental health settings, addiction treatment centres, and youth justice facilities. We strive to develop collaborative relationships with schools and agencies in order to facilitate improvements in the emotional, social, behavioural and academic functioning of students, children and youth.

For more information about the Centre’s activities and services, please contact cerpyd@lakeheadu.ca