Welcome to 2SLGBTQ+ Poverty in Canada : Improving Livelihood and Social Wellbeing

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Poverty is a serious issue that affects the Canadian population. The country's Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (2SLGBTQ+) population is vulnerable to its effects. 

The 2SLGBTQ+ Poverty in Canada: Improving Livelihood and Social Wellbeing project studies  poverty in Canadian 2SLGBTQ+ communities. It will create an action plan through directed at policy makers, governmental agencies, non-profit, and private organizations. 

The project values lived experiences, decolonizing and intersectional approaches, and diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities. This project is the first national study on 2SLGBTQ+ Poverty in Canada and its goal is to produce high-impact, evidence-based, policy-relevant knowledge to address 2SLGBTQ+ poverty and encourage and amplify resiliency in these communities. 

From left to right : Dwayne Shaw, Marie Geoffroy and Nick Mulé at Toronto PRIDE Festival

Project Team

This study is led by Dr. Nick Mulé, Professor in the School of Social Work, and cross-appointed to the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Faculty of Health at York University. The project is co-led by Project Co-Director, Dr. Maryam Dilmaghani, Professor of Economics in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University.

The project research team is made up of 27 multidisciplinary academics at universities throughout Canada and the US. This project partners with 22 non-profit community-based organizations who work the frontline on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion and/or poverty reduction. As the project is grounded in community-based research, a Community Advisory Board (CAB) of 2SLGBTQ+ people with lived experience in poverty is supporting the research process.

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Funding

The 2SLGBTQ+ Poverty in Canada: Improving Livelihood and Social Wellbeing draws on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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The six-year project is the first national study on 2SLGBTQ+ poverty in Canada and has been awarded a Partnership Grant of $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Supports

Besides host York University, also contributing valuable resources to this project are Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University, and University of Toronto.

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Partners

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