Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) will be partnering with Egale and Enchante on a University of Victoria-led study on the impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTQ2+ communities through a $660,000 grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. In addition, the Public Health Agency of Canada has recently granted CBRC with $1 million in funding to establish a community-based surveillance project on chronic health issues among LGBTQ2+ people in Canada.
“At most levels of government, we don’t collect any data on LGBTQ2+ communities. What that means is often we’re erased from the story and we don’t really know what’s happening. So although we have some anecdotal evidence, these new studies are meant to build a database to understand what is truly happening and importantly what policy actions need to be taken.” - Dr. Nathan Lachowsky, CBRC Research Director and Associate Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Health and Social Policy.
Check out the news releases to learn more about these new research projects:
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