The Investigaytors program is a participatory, community-based, capacity-building intervention for cis and trans Two-Spirit, gay, bisexual, and queer (2SGBQ) men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who are interested in health and community research. The main goal of Investigaytors is to build capacity and introduce participants to community-based research.
If you've ever wondered how research works in the real world, or wanted to learn more about how research can help change the world for 2SGBQ+ folks and their health, this program is for you. We'll learn valuable skills and develop research literacy over several sessions:
- Community-based research and the history of 2SGBQ+ health research
- Context of community health for 2SGBQ+
- Manitoba and the 2SGBQ+ Men's Health Study - Developing a research question
- Knowledge translation, or what the data say
- Presentation of research findings
- Meeting the key players
Ultimately, the goal of Investigaytors is to understand the usefulness of research in addressing health inequities and knowledge gaps.
The Manitoba Investigaytors program is delivered as a joint initiative between Community-Based Research Centre and Manitoba Two-Spirit, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men's Health Study.
The upcoming program will run over two months, with locations and dates to be determined.
If you want to be kept in the loop or if have any questions about the program, email Jared Star, CBRC Regional Development Coordinator in Winnipeg/Manitoba: