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Housing Needs of Older LGBT Canadians

This project is funded by the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant – Collaborative Housing Research Network, from 2019-2020, and includes a variety of researchers in fields as diverse as health promotion, epidemiology, and planning. The idea is to use this grant to learn about the barriers experienced by older 2SLGBTQ Canadians in accessing housing, which we already know comes in the form of discrimination in assisted living facilities and fear of being open about sexual identity, and to build a national network of researchers and community organizations interested in further pursuing this topic in a longer five-year grant. Housing is a key determinant of health. Mikiko Terashima, Jacqueline Gahagan, and I are all members of the Healthy Populations Institute and Dr. Gahagan and I are Founding Fellows in the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

As Principal Investigator, Dr. Gahagan was featured in several media articles on the project.

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