Call for participants

Egale Canada is looking for participants to interview in order to understand the legal experiences of LGB people in Central and Eastern Canada. Please be assured that anything you share with us will be held in strict confidence. No personal information will be shared publicly.

For further details of the study, please see the project description below.

We invite participants who:

  • Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Queer*
  • Are 16+ years of age
  • Reside in Eastern or Central Canada**
  • Have had a serious legal issue within the last 3 years
  • ​Are available for a one-hour one-on-one interview via telephone or other agreed upon medium

Contact Info

* This particular study is looking for individuals that identify
as a sexual minority, this includes the overlap or intersection of gender minorities. If you are a gender minority, but do not identify as a sexual minority, we recommend participating in the trans national study that is being done on this topic by the Community-Based Research Canada and the University of Victoria. Please contact Ben Klassen, ben.klassen@cbrc.net

**To participate in Western Canada study, contact Ben Klassen, ben.klassen@cbrc.net

*A $50 honorarium will be provided to participants who qualify for, and complete, the study.*

Who We Are:

Egale Canada is Canada’s only national organization that strives to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues.

Egale Canada achieves this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.

About the Study:

This study seeks to gather information about the legal experiences of LGB people in Central and Eastern Canada. The data gathered will help inform and change legal policies, practices, and services for 2SLGBTQI people in Canada.*** We understand that 2SLGBTQI people often face legal issues, whether or not these issues are tied to their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. However, the impacts of these laws and policies upon 2SLGBTQI communities are not well understood. Please be assured that anything you share with us will be held in strict confidence. No personal information will be shared publicly.

Please be assured that anything you share with us will be held in strict confidence. No personal information will be shared publicly.

Expected Outcome:

This study will help us better understand the unique challenges and obstacles faced by 2SLGBTQI people in Canada. Based on the collected stories and data, we hope to produce a report with concrete recommendations for legal reform and culturally competent and sensitive legal support for all.

***Although this study is for LGB people, we acknowledge the diversity of our communities. The larger project, commissioned by the Department of Justice Canada, will collect data from other marginalized communities not included in this study.


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This project was approved by the Ontario Tech Research Ethics Board (approval number 19858) on April 23, 2020


The research gathered will give voice and representation to inform and change legal policies, practices, and services for LGBTQI2S people in Canada.

Should you have questions or concerns, contact research@egale.ca