LGBTQI2S Seniorsâ Safety in Public Services
This project will result in a national environmental scan on LGBTQI2S seniorsâ safety in health care, social care and municipal public services. It aims to identify promising policies and practices as well as systemic and structural barriers. It will also include the experiences of LGBTQI2S workers who serve seniors, a largely unexplored area. Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are national organizations with common interests and distinct positions from which to influence change. They have identified this environmental scan as an important step in mapping out challenges and opportunities for collaboration and member engagement in education and advocacy. The results will be shared in a discussion paper, a fact sheet and lists of non/government service providers and champions, offering resources to improve safety for LGBTQI2S seniors and workers across the country.