2STNBGN Perspectives on Access to Justice
A Legal Needs Assessment
This project aims to better understand the barriers Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities in Canada face when confronting legal issues and accessing justice. Anyone who identifies differently from the gender/sex they were assigned at birth and who lives in Canada can participate in the project. Participation begins with a survey that will take 15-30 minutes to complete. In completing the survey, you will be given the opportunity to indicate that you would like to participate further in the project through a one-on-one interview or through a focus group, which will be conducted later this year. Any questions about this research project can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If while completing the survey you need any support, we have compiled a list of support resources found below. You can also contact the organizations in our resource lists, found here and here.
The data collection portion of this research project is now closed and we are in the process of preparing a final report. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and participated in our focus groups and interviews!
This project draws on the work of other researchers, including the projects listed below.
TRANSforming Justice Trans Legal Needs Assessment Ontario
This project collected data from legal professionals and 2STNBGN community members across Ontario from 2016 to 2017, with goals including assessing the legal needs of trans people in Ontario and identifying access to justice barriers. The final report, released in 2018, can be accessed here.
Trans PULSE Canada Survey
This research, based on previous data collected in Ontario, collected data from people over 14 living in Canada as a gender other than what they were assigned at birth. Survey results are still being released in the form of academic papers, slide sets, community reports, and infographics. More information and results can be found here.
Canadian Legal Problems Survey
This survey is currently being conducted by Statistics Canada to identify the kinds of legal problems people face, how they resolve them, and the impacts these experiences have. The data is expected to be released in early 2022, and more information can be found here.