Being Safe, Being Me 2019: Results of the Canadian Trans and Non-Binary Youth Health Survey [➦]
• Young adults
• General population (15 years old +)
• People from the LGBTQAI2S+ communities
• Health, social services and education professionals
• Trans people and non-binary people
• National Inquiry
Ashley B. Taylor, Ph.D, Ace Chan, Stephanie Hall, Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, Ph.D, Elizabeth M. Saewyc, Ph.D & Non-binary Youth Health Survey Research Group
Release Date and Last Update
2019 (no update as of the review date)
In 2014, and five years later in 2019, trans and/or non-binary youth from all across Canada shared their experiences through the Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey. Conducted by researchers from universities and community organizations across Canada, the survey included questions about a wide range of health and social experiences, as well as risk and protective factors.
*** Note that this description a was written by the Non-binary Youth Health Survey Research Group. ***
Taylor, A.B., Chan, A., Hall, S.L., Saewyc, E. M., & the Canadian Trans & Non-binary Youth Health Survey Research Group (2020). Being Safe, Being Me 2019: Results of the Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey. Vancouver, Canada: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
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Overall, this survey is an inclusive tool, utilizing non-binary pronouns and incorporating a diverse representation of populations (i.e. people from First Nation communities, people presenting with a visible physical handicap). This report also acknowledges the unceded land of the Musqueam People.
The observations presented in this report highlight the ways in which life for trans people in Quebec and British Columbia, are more obliging than that of Alberta. This is illustrated through statistics of healthcare access, mental health, and security, amongst others.
The authors of this report took great care in exacting the limits of the study concerning the lack of racial diversity in the sample.
At the report’s conclusion , recommendations are presented, including strengthening the accessibility and adaptability of health care, increasing education for health professionals, implementing gender neutral bathrooms, administering stricter sanctions for homophobia and transphobia, and improving education programs and campaigns, all in accordance with individual provincial needs and mandates.
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