Young Mothers Health Study Recruiting

The Young Mothers Health Study is currently recruiting participants.

We are looking for women to answer questionnaires for a research study on mood, feelings, and health service usage.

We would like to ask participants some questions about their mood, feelings and how they have used the health care system. Questions and answers are straightforward (yes/no, numbers, etc.).

The interview takes approximately 1 hour.   Depending on the location, an interviewer can arrange to meet participants or the interview can be conducted over the telephone. The interviews can be done at almost any time, depending on the participant’s schedule.   As a thank-you for participating, gift cards to Wal-Mart are provided ($45 for young mothers 15-20, $20 for the other groups).

For more information, visit the Facebook page at

Criteria for participation:

  • Young women between the ages of 15-20, either currently pregnant or with a baby less than 2 years old


  • Women pregnant with their first baby or who recently gave birth to their first child, and are 21 years of age or older


  • Young women between the ages of 15-20 who are not pregnant

If you are interested in participating, contact:

Heather Whitty at 905 521 2100 ext. 74349; or by text at 905 869 4349; or by email at

For general information about research participation, your rights as a participant, the ethics review processes, etc., please click here.