Canadian 2SLGBTQ Housing Survey

Addressing the Knowledge Gaps in Meeting the Housing Needs of Older 2SLGBTQ Canadians

(English version – French version forthcoming)

What is this survey about?
There is currently very little data on the housing needs of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (2SLGBTQ) populations in Canada, especially older (55+) 2SLGBTQ people. The purpose of this online survey is to better understand the housing needs and experiences of 2SLGBTQ populations from across the country. The findings of this survey will be used to fill policy gaps and enhance access to housing for 2SLGBTQ people in Canada.

Who can participate?
To be eligible to participate in this study you must be able to read English or French, live in Canada, and either self-identify as 2SLGBTQ or be a housing service provider.

What will I be asked to do?
This survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. The questions in this survey are closed-ended and open-ended. There are also a few demographic questions to help us learn more about the demographics of 2SLGBTQ people and their housing needs in Canada.

Confidentiality and anonymity
The information that you provide in this online survey is anonymous and confidential. We will not ask you to provide us with your name or any other information that could be used to identify you. The information you give us about who you are (such as your age, sexual orientation, gender identity) won’t be connected to you personally but will be used to give us a better picture the housing needs of 2SLGBTQ Canadians in general. We will use the information from the online survey to better understand who has participated in this study. If you discuss a specific person or place, the name of that person or place will be removed.

This survey has been created using Opinio software. This means that all of your answers are collected through a secure web browser and the data is stored securely on the Dalhousie University server. The survey will not collect IP addresses. The data collected in this survey will only be accessible to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You can end your participation at any time without consequence. To exit the survey without submitting it, simply exit your web browser. Because we will not be collecting any identifying information, once you have submitted your completed survey, you will be unable to withdraw your participation as the research team will be unable to identify which data is yours.

Use of quotations
We may wish to quote the examples or explanations that you provide in your answers to the questions in this survey. If direct quotations are used, they will not be attributed to you.

Questions or concerns?
If you have any questions or need clarification on the survey, you are welcome to contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan at 902-494-1155. Please note that if you live outside the Halifax Regional Municipality you may email the Principal Investigator via e-mail at

If you have any difficulties with, or wish to voice concerns about, any aspect of your participation in this survey, you may contact the Director of Research Ethics at Dalhousie University at 902-494-3423 or at

1. Do you wish to participate in this survey? (by selecting ‘yes’ you have given consent to participate in this study)