Researching for LGBTQ Health

The Canadian Coalition Against LGBTQ+ Poverty

Did you know that LGBTQ2S+ people are more likely than our heterosexual, cisgender counterparts to live in poverty? The Re:searching for LGBTQ2S+ Health team has brought together a group of academic researchers, community organizations, and anti-poverty advocates to form a new coalition to address this issue—the Canadian Coalition Against LGBTQ+ Poverty (CCALP).

Our work to date has involved writing a joint submission to the consultation on Canada's first national poverty reduction strategy, and continuing to advocate for the recommendations made in this report.

Over the coming months, we will also be working together to develop a national research agenda to address current gaps in knowledge about the relationship between poverty and health for LGBTQ+ people.

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For more information, or to join CCALP, please contact Lori Ross (