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Gender, Sexual Orientation & Health

We investigate how systemic inequities based on gender and sexual orientations are socially produced, and how this impacts health outcomes and access to healthcare. Our projects seek to build evidence for promoting safe, inclusive and equitable understanding of gender and sexual orientation.

Key Projects


Link to promoting Decent Work for Racialized Women

Promoting Decent Work for Racialized Women

The key objective of this proposed project is to mobilize inter-sectoral partnerships and actions to build pathways to decent work for racialized women. Since 2007, Access Alliance has been playing a key role in building evidence on the rise of precarious work and the socio-economic and health impacts from this.

Link to Refugee Maternal and Perinatal Health

Refugee Maternal and Perinatal Health

The key goal of this study was to examine maternal and perinatal health outcomes for mothers with refugee experience compared with other groups including non-refugee immigrant mothers and Canadian-born counterparts.

Link to Building Positive Spaces for Newcomer LGBTQ+ Women

Building Positive Spaces for Newcomer LGBTQ+ Women

This research investigates systemic discrimination and barriers that LGBTQ+ newcomer women in Toronto face at societal level and within current programs/services. Study evidence will help identify best practices for creating safe spaces and services for newcomer LGBTQ+ women.