Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person activities will be limited for the foreseeable future. In order to safely reach the largest number of LGBTQ2 people in Canada, we conducted a national survey and plan to host virtual engagement activities.
On November 27, 2020, as a first step towards the first-ever Federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan, Minister Bardish Chagger announced the launch of the public engagement process. Various engagement activities will help the Government of Canada better understand the daily realities and experiences of LGBTQ2 people in Canada in areas such as employment, healthcare, housing and homelessness, and safety.
The online survey, which was the first engagement activity, closed on February 28, 2021.
Thank you for your participation – over 20,000 people responded.
Stay tuned for results!
The survey was open to anyone in Canada aged 16 or older who self-identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender, intersex, queer and/or Two-Spirit, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQ2 community, but use different terms or concepts to refer to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression.
More information to come.
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Alongside the national survey, the LGBTQ2 Secretariat will host a series of virtual engagements, starting in December 2020. Roundtable discussions with diverse LGBTQ2 communities, including Two-Spirit, Black, racialized, people with disabilities, Transgender and non-binary communities will be held in spring 2021. Roundtables will also be conducted on priority policy issues for LGBTQ2 communities, as identified in the survey.
More information on how to submit a written submission will follow soon.
3 years ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a historic apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians, and since then, the Government of Canada has taken meaningful steps towards building a safer and consciously more inclusive country.
We know that while some progress has been made, LGBTQ2 communities in Canada continue to face long-standing barriers to full freedom and equality in society.
This is why Minister Chagger’s mandate letter includes the establishment of the first-ever Federal LGBTQ2 Action Plan.
What we hear from you from the survey or the engagement sessions will help us develop the LGBTQ2 Action Plan. It will guide the Government’s work to improve the social, health, and economic outcomes of diverse LGBTQ2 communities throughout Canada.
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