This project will promote sexual and reproductive health within 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities and improve the capacity of healthcare and service providers who serve them.
Using a collaborative approach, CBRC will work with six regional delivery partners (see list below), 2S/LBTQIA+ people across Canada, and healthcare and service providers to develop and deliver a range of resources, programming, and policy initiatives that address sexual and reproductive health inequities across Canada. Recognizing the diverse factors that contribute to sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing for 2S/LGBTQIA+ people, we will extend our focus beyond sexually transmitted infections, to address topics such as gender-affirming care, pleasure, sex and disability, and family planning.
Targeting 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities, we will adapt CBRC’s existing community health leadership programs (Totally Outright and Pivot), creating new community education content that is more inclusive of broader 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities and that addresses a wide range of community sexual and reproductive health needs. We will also develop training for healthcare and service providers to address gaps in 2S/LGBTQIA+ sexual and reproductive health care, in addition to a series of health promotion resources and policy initiatives. Specific knowledge resources for Two-Spirit and queer and trans Indigenous folks will also be developed, and CBRC’s Two-Spirit Team will lead the coordination and delivery of annual Two-Spirit health gatherings.
This multi-faceted approach will leverage CBRC’s research expertise along with the lived and professional experiences of 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities, community-based organizations and healthcare providers. By the end of the project, CBRC and its partners will have produced lasting networks, community programming, provider training resources, and key policy and knowledge mobilization resources that will help create a more equitable sexual and reproductive health landscape for 2S/LGBTQIA+ people across the country.
Our six regional delivery partners across the nation are:
Queer & Trans Health Collective (QTHC) in AB, Sexuality Education Resource Centre (SERC) in MB, YouthCO in BC, Halifax Sexual Health Centre in NS, Quadrangle & Planned Parenthood in NL, and Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) in ON.
This project is funded by Health Canada for improving access to safe and consistent sexual and reproductive health services from coast to coast.
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