From: Employment and Social Development Canada

This consultation is open from May 1, 2024 at 12 pm (noon), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) until July 17, 2024 at 12 am (midnight), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

About this consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to gather information to increase understanding of the experiences of older adults who are Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex, or who use other terms related to gender and sexual diversity (2SLGBTQI+) and living at home. The information gathered could support policy development as part of the commitment of the Government of Canada’s first Federal 2SLGBTQI+Action Plan. The action plan aims to advance rights and equality for 2SLGBTQI+ people in Canada.

How to participate

Share your ideas online

Complete this anonymous online questionnaire.

It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Participate by mail

Send us your mailing address by email if you prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire.

Please send the completed questionnaire by July 17, 2024 at 12 am (midnight), Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Other ways to participate

To participate in other related research on this subject (for example, a one-on-one interview with a researcher) fill in this form.

Who is the focus of this consultation

This consultation aims to learn from people who are:

  • Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex, or who use other terms related to gender and sexual diversity (2SLGBTQI+)
  • aged 55 and over
  • currently residing in Canada and
  • living at home (for example, excludes long-term care or acute care facilities)

Key questions for discussion

The questionnaire consists of 6 sections on the following themes:

  • housing
  • health and care
  • services and supports
  • social networks
  • finance and legal
  • personal information

The ideas and experiences you share in this consultation can help fill research gaps on the 2SLGBTQI+ population and inform programs and policies aimed at removing barriers to aging in place in Canada.

A “What We Heard” Report will be posted at a later date.

Related information

Terms and acronyms change. While some terms referencing sexual and/or gender-diversity have fallen out of favour or are no longer in common use, new terms have been created, or even reclaimed, to be more inclusive to reflect today’s broader 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Learn more about the common terms and acronyms used by the Government of Canada.


Employment and Social Development Canada

C/O Social Research Division
140, Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 3rd floor, Office 3A084
Gatineau (Quebec) K1A 0J9

By email: [email protected]


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