Women’s Services Survey – Invitation to Participate

While there are many commonalities across experiences of homelessness, these experiences differ based on gender. Due to the gendered nature of the experience, it is important that responses to prevent and end homelessness include a gender-based approach. The Government of Canada defines a gender-based analysis as, “an analytical process used to assess how diverse groups of women, men and non-binary people may experience policies, programs and initiatives.”

We are asking you to participate on behalf of a national research collaboration consisting of Abe Oudshoorn, Kaitlin Schwan, Rachel Caplan, Stephanie Begun, Naomi Nichols, Faith Eiboff, Alex Nelson, Kayla May, and Colleen Parsons.  Briefly, the study explores if and how communities across Canada are using gender-based approaches to community planning and service delivery for preventing and ending homelessness. Our particular focus on gender in this context is considering the experiences and needs of women, girls, and transgender women.

We are seeking responses from anyone working in housing, homelessness, or related sectors that support women, girls, and transgender women who experience homelessness. This can mean working at any level within a variety of systems, including leadership, direct service provision, fundraising, policy development, etc.

The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete. We welcome multiple persons from the same organization to participate.

If you would like to participate in this study please click below to access the letter of information and survey:

Survey in ENGLISH

Survey in FRENCH

Thank you,

Dr. Abe Oudshoorn, aoudsho@uwo.ca, 519-661-2111 x86042                

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