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. This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) and is being conducted by researchers at Egale Canada in collaboration with Dr. Dan Irving (Carleton University) and Dr. Albert McLeod (Two-Spirit consultant).

The Working for Change project builds on prior policy work in Canada, such as Bill C-16 and the addition of “gender identity or expression” as a protected ground in the Canadian Human Rights Act, as well as previous research (e.g., Bauer et al., 2011; Fosbrook, Kaplan, & Pichette, 2019; Irving & Hoo, 2020; Waite, 2020) on employment and unemployment, inclusion, and the impacts of bias for trans, nonbinary, and Two-Spirit people in Canada.

The project is expected to launch in Spring 2022, and the findings from this study will inform research, advocacy, and policy development among other things.  

We will be conducting a multi-method research study (national survey, interviews, focus groups) on employment experiences with Two-Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people across Canada. We will also be interviewing 2SLGBTQI employment service organizations (ESOs).  

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For further questions, please feel free to email research@egale.ca.