Research Hub

The Research Hub is a digital library for LGBTQI2S-related research and reports.

About the Research Hub

The Research Hub, generously supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada, serves as a digital repository for LGBTQI2S-related research conducted by Canada-based scholars and communities. Here you will find research briefs aimed at making LGBTQI2S research accessible and useable across social services networks. This is also a space to connect LGBTQI2S advocacy and support organizations with researchers working across academic disciplines and institutions.

Featured Literature Reviews and Reports

Knowledge Sharing Day Report

LGBTQI2S Workplace Inclusion

Dementia Study Literature Review

Intersex Rights in Canada

Sports Inclusion in Canada

Dementia Study Literature Review

National Academic Advisory Council:

The National Academic Advisory Council (NAAC) is a supportive network of researchers and scholars whose work advances the rights of LGBTQI2S people nationally and transnationally. Egale will work with the NAAC in order to connect Canada-based academics to each other and to community groups while fostering interdisciplinary frameworks, practices, and approaches. This council is also responsible for exploratory work in establishing this Research Hub for LGBTQI2S research in Canada.

The purposes, aims, and values of the NAAC were established using the results of our initial consultation survey directed at scholars engaged in LGBTQI2S research, through consultation at the KSD, and through volunteer working group meetings following the KSD. Over the Spring

of 2020, six scholars volunteered to join Egale’s Ad Hoc Committee and met twice to develop a shared framework for the NAAC. The committee, Karen Blair (Trent University), Rhea Ashley Hoskin (Queens University), Wesley Crichlow (Ontario Tech University), Ada Sinacore (McGill University), William Bridel (University of Calgary), and David Brennan (University of Toronto), discussed priorities, suggested recruitment protocols, and provided a review of a draft terms of reference (see Appendix 1) for future NAAC members. The committee also made clear suggestions ensuring the council comprises a diverse representation of scholars across regions, disciplines, experience levels, areas of expertise, and positionalities.

The following is a list of priorities the council outlined:

  • The drafting of letters to funding bodies and policy makers to increase funding, and focus more on LGBTQI2S issues; 
  • Identify gaps in LGBTQI2S research;
  • Work to fill research gaps in LGBTQI2S research; 
  • Explore the potential for establishing an LGBTQI2S research hub platform;
  • Explore the potential to create an LGBTQI2S research funding body or network; 
  • Explore ways to connect academics to each other and also to community groups in order to build interdisciplinary networks, practices and supports; 
  • Build mentorship capacity between senior and junior scholars.

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