Funding for this research was provided by:
Government of Ontario (Not Applicable)
Received: 7 March 2019
Accepted: 24 October 2019
First Online: 8 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project received ethical approval from the Community Research Ethics Office in December 2016 with respect to scientific content and compliance with applicable research and human subject regulations. Any subsequent modifications will also be reviewed and approved by the ethical review body. Informed consent forms for youth 16 years and over and informed assent forms for youth under 16 years will be completed with participants, and informed consent forms will be completed with parents/guardians as appropriate (for participants under 16 years). Participants (and parents/guardian where appropriate) will be consented/assented by trained research staff with full assurance given that research participation will not impact program availability or access. The informed consent process is based on the Community Research Ethics Office guidelines, adheres to the 2014 TriCouncil Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, and will be completed in accordance with the MLSE LaunchPad Privacy and Data Collection Policies. Additional, specific informed consent forms have been developed for participation in focus groups and approved by the Ethics Office. These forms will be completed with all participants and with parents/guardians of participants under 16 years.
: Not applicable
: <i>MW, GW</i> and <i>JR</i> receive salaries from MLSE LaunchPad as research staff. It is possible that MLSE LaunchPad may in some way gain or lose financially from the publication of this manuscript, either now or in the future. <i>MW, GW, JR, JC</i> and <i>JFT</i> have no competing interests.