Needs Assessment of Ottawa’s 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults with Regard to
Following a call for proposals process, Crime Prevention Ottawa engaged the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) to research and report on the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities with regard to violence and violence prevention.
From November 2019 to January 2020, CCGSD conducted interviews wherein 12 informants from Ottawa’s network of providers of victim services and health and wellbeing services had the opportunity to share their thoughts on violence (including partner assault, sexual assault, robbery and hate crime) as it affects members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa. CCGSD also conducted an online survey inquiring into the same topics from the perspective of 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults (age 15–30) in Ottawa.
The accomplishment of the present report is owed to the contributions of many: firstly, Crime Prevention Ottawa for advancing the health, safety and wellbeing of the local 2SLGBTQ+ communities; and the survey respondents and key informants who graciously shared their knowledge and experiences concerning violence prevention with the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD).
“Needs Assessment of Ottawa’s 2SLGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults with Regard to Violence Prevention” was funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa and guided by the insights of Research Advisory Committee members Adriana Bravo, Jason Derouin, Anya Gowan, Andrea Prajerova, and Nancy Worsfold. The Research Advisory Committee would like to thank Julia Martini and their colleagues at the CCGSD for their support.