A survey by Windsor-Essex Pride Fest will inform a needs assessment to develop and deliver programs and services to the regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Research shows that 2SLGBTQIA+ needs are often overlooked or misunderstood, says Julie Fraser, an adjunct faculty member in psychology working as a consultant on the project.
“Windsor-Essex is home to a diverse and intersectional 2SLGBTQIA+ community that is strong, resilient, and resourceful,” Dr. Fraser says. “But this community is disproportionately affected by physical and mental health issues, and economic, social, and political inequities.”
By learning more about those needs, the assessment will serve to lead measures to improve the lives and outcomes for 2SLGBTQIA+ members of the community.
“In order to fully understand the needs in the community it is important to connect as broadly as possible,” says Fraser.
The 10-minute survey is open to all 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, friends, families, and allies, and is as easy as one, two, three:
- Take the survey at the link here: www.wepridefest.com/weqmunityna/.
- Enter to win. Everyone who completes the survey is eligible for a chance to win a prize from a selection valued at over $4,000 in total.
- Share it. The more people who respond, the better agencies can understand and address gaps in services.
Fraser especially hopes to hear from the most vulnerable members of the community.
“Often surveys and other feedback mechanisms get filled in by the usual suspects, which obscures the views of those most in need,” she says.