The Summit is CBRC’s annual two-day knowledge exchange and capacity building conference on the health of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and other sexual and gender diverse people (2S/LGBTQIA+) in Canada. Every year, the Summit brings together researchers, service providers, and community-based organizations from across Canada to exchange ideas and lead the conversation on 2S/LGBTQIA+ health research, programming, services, and advocacy.

While the Summit, which began in 2005, has historically focused on addressing the impacts of HIV and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) on gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) communities, in recent years the conference has made intentional shifts to become a more inclusive space to present and engage with community-based research, health promotion, and advocacy that benefits Two-Spirit, trans, and queer people more broadly.

Each Summit includes two days of interdisciplinary and community-centred content, including workshops, presentations, readings, and panel discussions from a diverse range of community, academic, clinical, and public health stakeholders across Canada. Every Summit also features exciting keynote speakers including researchers and advocates from Canada and around the world whose work is having a significant impact for 2S/LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Please visit the Reports + Publications section to access content from previous Summits, including conference programmes, proceedings reports, and links to recorded presentations.


For all information regarding Summit 2019, click here.

For all information regarding Summit 2020, click here.

For all information regarding Summit 2021, click here.

For all information regarding Summit 2022, click here.

For all information regarding Summit 2023, click here.

For more information regarding the Summit, please contact [email protected]

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Summit 2018
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