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Research on Aging 2SLBGTQI+ Communities

Call for Participants - Queering the Digital Divide

Seeking 2SLGBTQI+ older adults who experience barriers to accessing online resources and services.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2SLGBTQI+ Older Adult (Ages 50+)

  • Residing in Ontario

Study approved by York University Ethics Board

Contact: Stephanie Jonsson, PhD. Candidate (

Aging and HIV Risk Among Gay Men

This study from the Aids Committee of Toronto (ACT) reports on one-on-one interviews and focus groups with gay and bisexual men over forty, concerning their vulnerability to HIV.

Health and Housing Needs of Aging Lesbians

The results of a 2003 environmental scan on the health and housing concerns of older lesbians, co-sponsored by the Sherbourne Health Centre and Older Lesbians in Valued Environments (OLIVE).

Informal Caregiving and LGBT Communities

This In Focus backgrounder from the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (CRNCC) looks at the challenges of providing informal care for LGBT populations.

LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care: Stories from the Field

The results of an online survey of LGBT older adults living in long-term care, including video stories and personal comments from LGBT older adults, their loved ones, advocates, and the providers who care for them.

LGBTTQI Home Care Access Project

The LGBTTQI Home Care Acess Project is an Ontario-based research collaboration looking at the experiences of community members recieving and accessing home care. It is a collaboration between Andrea Daley and Judy MacDonnell from York University in Toronto, with co-investigators/community partners Rainbow Health Ontario and Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. The research team includes researchers from McGill, McMaster, and California State universities. The project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The Project is still ongoing: its recent newsletters can be downloaded here.

Older LGBT Persons: Community Services Challenges and Opportunities for The 519 - A Review

A review of needs and services of older persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual in the Toronto area.

Jack Harmer

Toronto: 519 Community Centre (2000)

The Health and Social Service Needs of Gay and Lesbian Seniors and Their Families in Canada

This study explores issues related to access and equity in health service delivery for gay and lesbian seniors, 90 interviews with gays and lesbian seniors, their caregivers and service delivery providers were conducted in three regions across Canada (Quebec, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia) between February 2003 and January 2006.

Shari Brotman, Bill Ryan and Elizabeth Meyer

Montreal: McGill University School of Social Work, (2006)

Toronto HIV/AIDS Network - 2011 Community Roundtable on HIV, Housing, Aging, Complex Care & Cognitive Issues

The results of a roundtable held in June of 2011 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Toronto. The Roundtable was organized by the Housing Working Group of the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (THN) and included fifty-six participants from sectors involved in the response to people living with these challenges.

Current Research Projects on Aging 2SLBGTQI+ Communities


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