Participate in a Study

We're looking for Canadian parents and adolescents to participate in a study on text message communication being done by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

You may be eligible for the study if you:

  • Are a parent or guardian of a young person aged 13-18 living in Canada

  • Communicate with each other in English by text message

Your role will include:

  1. You and your child meet with a research assistant virtually

  2. Fill out online surveys and securely send in the text messages between you and your adolescent

  3. Complete 4 short, monthly surveys

  4. Fill out surveys 5 months later and securely send in parent-adolescent texts over the past 5 months

Data will be analyzed anonymously.

Compensation is provided for parents and adolescents. Adolescents can receive community service volunteer hours.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact our team at