LGBTTQI Home Care Access Project seeking participants (Ontario)

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The LGBTTQI Home Care Access Project is seeking 100 LGBTTQI people across Ontario to complete a web-based survey.

A significant number of LGBTTQI people are receiving health care in their home provided by personal support workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, etc. However, much is not known about their experiences, such as, do they feel comfortable enough to disclose their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity to their home care service providers, and if so, has disclosure impacted the quality of service received?

Andrea Daley and Judy MacDonnell at York University in Toronto have partnered with Rainbow Health Ontario and the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre to explore LGBTTQI people's experiences of using home care services across Ontario. The research team also includes academic partners from McMaster, McGill, and California State Universities. In addition, they are working with two community-based advisory committees.

Through an anonymous web-based survey they have begun exploring the experiences of LGBTTQI people who are 18 years or older, live in Ontario, and have used or are using home care services, through formal and/or informal means of support.

Interested participants can complete the survey online by clicking here.

Participation is confidential and anonymous.

Participants are offered a $20 honorarium.

The project team also offers paper copies of the survey, with pre-paid postage. To request paper copies of the survey, please contact them: lgbthome@yorku.ca or 647-236-1100

They are happy to assist in the completion of the survey. Please contact them to set up a time that works for you: lgbthome@yorku.ca or 647-236-1100

For more information, please visit their website, or contact Andrea Daley at adaley@yorku.ca or 416-736-2100 x22847

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