5 trans, non-binary, and two-spirit people

About the project

Working for Change is a national research project focused on identifying biases that underlie employment barriers limiting the economic participation and prosperity of Two Spirit, trans and nonbinary people. We want to hear from you about your experiences with employment and employment barriers and with underemployment and unemployment.

This research study is being conducted by Dr. Dan Irving (Carleton University), Dr. Brittany Jakubiec (Egale), Noah Rodomar (Research Assistant), Ellie Maclennan (Research Officer, Egale), Dr. Félix Desmeules-Trudel (Senior Research Officer, Egale), and in collaboration with Dr. Albert McLeod (Two Spirit Consultant). If you have any questions about the study or have any concerns, please contact the research team at research-employment@egale.ca or Dr. Dan Irving at dan.irving@carleton.ca. Concerns about the project may also be directed to the Carleton University Research Ethics Board (CUREB) at ethics@carleton.ca or 613-520-2600. This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE).

We want to hear from you about your experiences with employment and employment barriers and with underemployment and unemployment.

We are looking for Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary participants who:

  • Live in Canada
  • Are aged 16 years or older
  • Have access to the internet or a smartphone
  • Are capable of providing consent
  • Can participate in English (for interviews)
  • Can participate in English or French (for survey)

We are also looking for ESO participants who:

  • Are currently working for an Employment Service Organization (ESO) or who have worked for an ESO in the last five years
  • Live in Canada
  • Are aged 16 years or older
  • Have access to the internet or a smartphone
  • Are capable of providing consent
  • Can participate in English (for interviews)

There are two ways to participate:

National Survey for Two Spirit, Trans, and Nonbinary People

We are seeking Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary participants for our 15-25-minute national survey.

Survey closes in February 2023.

Interviews with Two Spirit, Trans, and Nonbinary People

We are doing 90-minute virtual interviews with Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people. Interviews are being scheduled between September 2022 – February 2023. Interview participants will receive an honorarium for participating.

If you identify as Two Spirit, trans, or nonbinary, and are interested in participating in an interview, please email us at research-employment@egale.ca.

Interviews with ESO Staff

We are doing 60-minute virtual interviews with ESO staff (either current or recent). Interviews are being scheduled between September 2022 – February 2023.

If you are someone who works at an Employment Service Organization (ESO) or have worked at one in the last five years, please register below to participate in a 60 minute virtual interview. To sign up for an interview as an ESO staff (either current or recent), please email us at research-employment@egale.ca.