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Towards inclusive services and spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of violence

Blueprint Project Update – April 2022

Towards inclusive services and spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of violence. 

As part of the Blueprint Project, the 2SLGBTQ+ Community of Practice (CoP) is collaborating with an independent contractor, Scott Paradis (B.S.W), a researcher and anti-sexual violence educator at SACE, to create a guide for staff, management, and executives working in Intimate Partner (IPV), Domestic (DV), and Family Violence (FV) sectors who are wanting to create safer, more inclusive services and spaces for 2SLGBTQ+ survivors. The “Guide for Gaps” will explore the needs and experiences of Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (2SLGBTQ+) survivors of IPV, DV, and FV who look to access support services, and will serve as a summary of initial research and consultation in this area.

The Guide also examines specific access barriers that 2SLGBTQ+ survivors face as well as recommended practices for promoting their meaningful inclusion within gendered service agencies. The Guide is intended as a sampling of perspectives for inclusive practice, policy, and service design, including resources for additional assessment and design. It does not represent the full breadth of 2SLGBTQ+ survivors’ experiences or service provider approaches. The Guide is primarily focused on inclusion efforts within shelter settings, although certain content and recommendations may not be applicable across the gendered-violence service sector.

The final format and content for the guide remains in development and will be informed by feedback provided from service providers within the sector.


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