Welcome to Aging with Affirmation: A study to examine the social service experiences and needs of older transgender and gender diverse adults in Canada
In this study, our research team hopes to better understand how older transgender (trans) and gender diverse (TGD) experience social services in Canada, and what could be done to strengthen social services intended for their use. We use the term "social services" broadly to mean any formal support that addresses psychological and social well-being (including counselling/psychotherapy), as well as practical needs related to housing, food, and income security, and other social issues.
Our work is led by a trans researcher, Hannah Kia, who is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Social Work, in partnership with Egale Canada*, a national 2SLGBTQI+ advocacy organization.
Fortunately, we have heard from a range of folks across Canada, and are no longer actively recruiting participants. Thank you very much for your interest in this study.
For more information, you may contact the study’s principal investigator, Hannah Kia:
School of Social Work, The University of British Columbia
*About Egale Canada: Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other. Find out more at egale.ca.