The Our Stats dashboard is a data visualization tool consisting of findings collected as part of Sex Now, Canada’s largest and longest-running GBT2Q health survey. The dashboard was designed to highlight important information from Sex Now that might be of most use to community organizations across the country.
You don’t have to be a researcher or an academic to use Our Stats. The tool allows for simple data analysis, making it easier for people who don’t have research backgrounds to explore relationships between different variables, such as geographic location, race, or HIV status.
We created four (4) videos to walk you through how to use the Dashboard using examples and case studies. To know more about Our Stats visit https://www.cbrc.net/ourstats
How to Use Our Stats
The first video in our series on CBRC’s Our Stats dashboard introduces the tool and its purpose, and teaches you how to use its functions and features.
In our three subsequent videos, we will use case studies to demonstrate how you can use the tool’s many features to extract and interpret the data within.
Case Study: PrEP
The second video in our series on CBRC’s Our Stats dashboard uses a case study on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to demonstrate how to use the tool to extract and interpret data.
In this example, a local community-based organization in British Columbia is looking for statistics on PrEP use among GBT2Q people in the province, and are interested in learning whether PrEP is being accessed by underserved members of GBT2Q communities, including youth and people who do not identify as gay.
Sex Now Research Manager Ben Klassen (he/him) walks through how to use the tool to search for relevant datasets.
Case Study: BGMN
The third video in our series on CBRC’s Our Stats dashboard uses a case study from a project we did with the Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario (BGMN).
With guidance from BGMN, we pulled data on barriers to services when it comes to testing, providing two comparative analyses: 1) a year-to-year comparison among African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) participants in Canada from 2018 to 2020, and 2) a comparison between ACB and non-ACB participants in Ontario, using data from all years.
Follow along as Ben Klassen (he/him) walks you through how we generated this analysis.
Case Study: IDAHOT
The final video in our series on CBRC’s Our Stats dashboard, Ben Klassen (he/him) walks through how we pulled data on discrimination experienced by people of diverse sexualities and genders in relation to mental health.
We used this data to highlight important statistics around GBT2Q health and wellness on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOT).