Using the MSMR

The Multi-System Model of Resilience (MSMR) is a copyright-protected and empirically-validated, multi-dimensional model and measure of resilience capacity across different areas in your life. For more information on the process of validation, see researching resilience. The MSMR digital application provides an opportunity for users to engage and learn about their personal resilience capacity – where they stand, and how they can improve their resilience.

For organizations, scholars, and/or service providers, this digital assessment application can be used to measure and track resilience, with instant feedback provided on individual resilience results. Users can export results confidentially and anonymously, if needed.

In addition, we can offer tailored feedback regarding aggregate data collected using the MSMR in relation to onboarding, program evaluations, and service utilization through our consultation services, as well as customize application builds to serve the needs of different organizations. To inquire about the use of the MSMR, please contact us.


Author and Creator

Dr. Jenny Liu is a Postdoctoral Associate with the MacDonald Franklin OSI Research Centre and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University. She also holds appointments with the Toronto Western Hospital-Krembil Research Institute, and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University. Dr. Liu is an elected board member of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, an international organization devoted to fostering cultural aspects of mental health and illness. Dr. Liu’s background is in psychological science, and her scholarship activities bridge research in stress and resilience with community-based applications. In her work, Dr. Liu explores the intersecting biophysiological, psychological, and socio-cultural determinants of health and resilience using mixed methods approaches and quantitative modelling.



App Impresions

Data recorded since the launch of MSMR app in 2019


Knowledge Transfer Products

Including invited talks, workshops, presentations, and 29 journal publications


Awards and Honours

Including Gold Medal and Board of Governor's Leadership Medal

Collaborators and Partners

Dr. Maureen Reed

Professor, Ryerson University

Dr. Kenneth Fung

Clinical Director

Asian Initiatives in Mental Health

Toronto Western Hospital


Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Josephine Wong

Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health

Ryerson University

Dr. Todd Girard

Associate Professor

Ryerson University

Staff Researchers

Julia Gervaslo

MA student, Ryerson University

Tech Support

Likeable IT Inc
Cache & Cookies

Software Development


The MSMR projects are generously supported by funds from:

The Royal Bank of Canada’s Partnership for Change, Inclusion, and Diversity Project Grant

Canadian Psychological Association Student Research Grant

Canadian Institutes of Health Research