INQYR (International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience) is a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and multilingual international research partnership designed to understand and support the resilience of LGBTQ+ youth through technology-engaged research.
INQYR seeks to contribute to a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ youth resilience that is inclusive of multiple regional contexts in an increasingly digitized world.
Our research aims to do this through:
INQYR also trains the next generation of scholars and practitioners working with LGBTQ+ youth through the International Student Training Network (ISTN). Learn more about the ISTN.
Our research objectives are to:
INQYR is led by Dr. Shelley L. Craig, and supported by Dr. Ashley Brooks, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, and a Partnership Leadership Council (PLC). Together, they inform and direct research.
The Partnership Leadership Council is comprised of co-chairs from each of the regional networks. Currently, there are four regional networks: Canada, the US, Mexico, and the UK. INQYR also includes organizational partners and collaborators, creating an international network of sexual and gender minority researchers, service providers, and partners. They provide a spectrum of sociocultural and disciplinary knowledge and expertise.