Dr. Vaillancourt’s research has been featured in several documentaries including W5’s Broken, Steven Spielberg’s Why We Hate, and CBC’s Marketplace School Violence: How to Fight for Safer Schools.

Op-Eds and Blogs

Madigan, S., & Vaillancourt, T. (June 25, 2023). What to do if your child is struggling: Steps caregivers can take to help kids and teens with their mental health. The Conversation.

Plamondon, A., Racine, N., & Vaillancourt, T. (Nov. 19, 2022). Opinion: On World Children’s Day, let’s recognize that children’s rights include mental health. The Province.

Vaillancourt, T., Madigan, S., Korczak, D.J., & Szatmari, P. (May 10, 2022). Recognizing signs of child and youth mental distress: A guide for parents and caregivers. The Globe and Mail.

Vaillancourt, T., & Farrell, A. (Aug 16, 2021). Mean kids become mean adults. In J. Hall, L. Dickens, & C. Sinclair (Eds.), Character & Context, A Blog for Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Vaillancourt, T. & Luthar, S. (Feb 7, 2022). Opinion: Stop assuming most kids will be resilient in the face of COVID-19: When we believe this, we fail to protect them as we must. The Globe and Mail.

Clifford, T., Fulford, M., Golden, A., & Vaillancourt, T. (Oct 29, 2021). Opinion: Using rapid tests to ensure students remain in class. National Post.

Vaillancourt et al. (Oct 4, 2021). Why Canada needs free universal high-speed internet. Globe and Mail.

McNamara, L. & Vaillancourt, T. (Sept 29. 2021) Why Recess Matters More than Ever. EdCan Network.

Vaillancourt, T., Davies, S., & Aurini, J. (April 28, 2021). Learning loss while out of school— Is it now time to worry? Globe and Mail.

Vaillancourt, T. (March 12, 2021). Physical activity—the forgotten core area of child development during the pandemic. Globe and Mail.

Georgiades, K., MacMillan, H., Georgiades, S., Waddell, C., Szatmari, P., Vaillancourt, T., & Gruenwoldt, E. (February 22, 2021). Data gaps are fueling Canada’s children’s mental health crisis, during COVID-19 and beyond. Globe and Mail.

Vaillancourt, T. & McNamara, L. (December 11, 2020). Our Best Intentions Are Not Working— Recess Is Essential For Health and Learning. RSC COVID-19 Series ï Publication #54.

Vaillancourt et al. (September 10, 2020). Opinion: Canada Is Failing When It Comes To The Mental Well-Being Of Children. Globe and Mail.

Vaillancourt et al. (July 9, 2020). Opinion: Academically Speaking, The Kids Are Going To Be Okay. Globe and Mail.


The Decibel Podcast (2023). Violence is rising in schools. How do we stop it? Globe and Mail.

The Current with Matt Galloway (2023). Referees adopt body cameras to confront abuse. CBC Radio.

The Current with Matt Galloway (2022). Experts address the repercussions of children returning to remote learning. CBC Radio.

The Pivot by CMO Lab Podcast (2021). Innovation through resilience. The Pivot.

The Stepover Podcast (2021). Dr. (and coach!) Tracy Vaillancourt. The Stepover Podcast.

The Decibel Podcast (2021). How going back to school could save kids’ mental health. The Globe and Mail.

The Current with Matt Galloway (2021). Resilience, Rebuilding. CBC Radio.

Global News Podcast (2021). 13 Hours: Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre. Global News.

Canada Soccer Nation Podcast (2020). Episode 15 – Tracy Vaillancourt. Canada Soccer Nation Podcast.