As part of its “Shockproofing Communities” project, the Canadian Women’s Foundation hired Wisdom2Action to conduct research on GBV affecting 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Canada. The resulting report presents the findings from a literature review, focus group, and interviews. It presents what we know about the scale and scope of GBV impacting 2SLGBTQ+ communities, looking at the experiences of queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour (QTBIPOC), refugees and newcomers, trans+ people, queer women, youth, sex workers, and people living rurally or remotely. It then turns to existing violence prevention and survivor support programs and points to the gaps and needs 2SLGBTQ+ communities are naming. It also looks at promising practices and offer opportunities and recommendations for funders and service providers. The report concludes with suggestions for mobilizing knowledge about GBV prevention and response for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
The report is accompanied by a 5-page toolkit that summarizes the main findings and recommendations of the report for social service providers.