2SLGBTQIA+ Resources

2SLGBTQIA+ Resources

Although 2SLGBTQIA+ communities remain understudied, some estimates suggest there may be up to 250,000 caregivers across Canada who care for, or are 2SLGBTQIA+ identified themselves. Existing research has shown that members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities may be at higher risk for some health conditions. Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community may face unique barriers accessing health care, including stigma, prejudice and mental health impacts.

Caregiving may also look different for 2SLGBTQIA+ caregivers and care recipients. Caregivers may include or even prioritize a person’s chosen family; a partner, a friend, a neighbour, or a relative may be the caregiver. Caregiving may include a 2SLGBTQIA+ caregiver caring for another community member, or for a heterosexual care recipient, as well as heterosexual caregivers caring for a 2SLGBTQIA+ identified person, and present additional challenges around navigating some of those relationships. Caregiving within 2SLGBTQIA+ communities can also involve adverse social conditions and difficulty navigating the health care system.

If you’re an 2SLGBTQIA+ caregiver and seeking resources for yourself or caring for someone who is 2SLGBTQIA+ identified you may find some of these resources helpful.

Know of a resource that’s missing from this page? A new program or service that might be useful for 2SLGBTQIA+ caregivers? Contact us at info@ontariocaregiver.ca to let us know!

Sources: https://www.virtualhospice.ca/2SLGBTQ/media/53io5bc2/2slgbtq-knowledge-synthesis.pdf




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