Investigaytors is a community health leadership program that equips young queer, trans, and Two Spirit people with the social connections, health knowledge, and community-based research skills they need to be health leaders in their communities.

In Halifax, CBRC has partnered with Dr. Matt Numer's Sexual Health and Gender Lab at Dalhousie University to offer Investigaytors. Investigaytors will use data from the Sex Now Survey which focuses on gay, bi, queer and trans men, and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) health. Participants don't have to conduct their own surveys or interviews, but instead will use existing data.

The program will run from late September 2020 to May 2021. Participants will meet online weekly for 60 to 90 minutes with some learning done independently between sessions. Public health options permitting, there might be some in-person events in Halifax.

The program is broken down into five modules:

  • Introduction to Research
  • Survey Methods and Background
  • Quantitative Analyses
  • Conducting Analyses
  • Knowledge Translation

The program will culminate with participants presenting their research presentations in a public venue in May (details TBD).

There is no cost to this program but a certain commitment to participate is required. We don't expect everyone to be able to make it to every session - you have lives! - but if you miss too many sessions, we might have to consider your progress.

To register, go to https://forms.gle/8pywyaGuyysRKKJJ7

For more information, contact [email protected]