June 28, 2021

Almost two out of three (64 per cent) of participants in The Second National Climate Survey on Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia in Canadian Schools reported hearing homophobic, biphobic, and/or transphobic (HBTP) language at least weekly.

Furthermore, many racialized students reported being targeted due to their racialized identity as well as their sexual and/or gender identities. In fact, the data showed that 2SLGBTQ Indigenous students were twice as likely (35 per cent) to experience harassment based on their racialized identity than cisgender heterosexual Indigenous students (14 per cent).

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba in partnership with Egale Canada, provides decision-makers across Canada with the statistical evidence they need to develop and implement 2SLGBTQ-specific policies.

Recommendations included actions and polices to advance 2SLGBTQ issues in Canadian secondary schools.

Click here to read some of the key takeaways from the study.