Educational Resources

Queering Gender- Based Violence Prevention & Response in Canada Report & Toolkit

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. 

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

Asexual Visibility and Education Network hosts the world's largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality. AVEN strives to create open, honest discussion about asexuality among sexual and asexual people alike. This platform provides a community hub for connecting over events, discussions, and solidarity actions. 

 

Our Health: Canada-Wide 2SLGBTQQIA+ Community (Ongoing) Study

Community-Based Research Centre, Egale CanadaThe Enchanté Network, and 2 Spirits in Motion Society are collaborating on a ground-breaking national project that will look into the current state of health among people in our communities. Add your voice and complete our online survey now to help us support the health of 2SLGBTQQIA+ people across Canada by improving programs, services, and policies! All participants will receive a small honorarium for completing the survey. You are eligible to participate if you are a member of 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities, live in Canada, and are 15 years of age or older. In order to participate in the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) component, testing for COVID-19 antibodies, you must be 18 years of age or older.”

In honour of your time and support, participants who complete the COVID-19 antibody test will receive a small honorarium.

A statistical portrait of Canada's diverse LGBTQ2+ communities

Canada is home to approximately one million people who are LGBTQ2+, accounting for 4% of the total population aged 15 and older in 2018.

Although much has been accomplished since the beginning of the new millennium, including the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2005, and protecting gender expression and identity in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code in 2017, concerns remain, given the spike in hate crimes targeting LGBTQ2+ Canadians in 2019. From 2021, this resource provides a statistical briefing of Canada's 2SLGBTQIA+ gender diversity. 

LGBTQ Families Speak Out

The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Families Speak Out About School contains a video interview study (2014-2020) that was designed and conducted by a research team from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Over the last six years the team has included 15 team members, all of whom work and study at the University of Toronto. 

The goal of the study was to video interview LGBTQ families across Ontario about their children’s experiences in school and share findings from these interviews with teachers, community educators and other LGBTQ families. Between 2015 and 2018 they interviewed 37 families from urban, suburban and rural communities across the province of Ontario.  You can find excerpts from their interviews on this website.  
 

Every Teacher Project Report

The Every Teacher Project is a national research study that was carried out by the University of Winnipeg in partnership with the Manitoba Teachers Society (MTS). Every teacher organization in Canada assisted the researchers and project partners in getting the word out about the initial online survey, where over 3,400 teachers from across Canada participated in the largest study to date worldwide on teachers' perspectives on LGBTQ-inclusive education.

2SLGBTQ+ Interfaith Panel Discussion

2SLGBTQ+ Interfaith panel discussion on gender, sexuality and faith organized by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board on February 9th, 2022. Participants heard from Kusha Dadui, OCDSB Trans and Gender Diverse Student Support Coordinator, and a panel including El-Farouk Khaki - queer Imam and co-founder of Salaam Canada, Caro Ibrahim - BIPOC Christain faith-based counsellor and Orev Katz - 2SLGBTQ+ non-binary rabbi who has done a lot of work with incarcerated people.