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Glasshouse Capacity Services Society

Achieving Resilience, Stability, and Wellbeing through Peer Programs and Harm Reduction: Strength-Based Research with People Who Use Drugs at Overdose Prevention Society

The Overdose Prevention Society (OPS) is a low-barrier high-volume harm reduction resource in the Downtown Eastside. This work has been made possible through the active participation of peers. As similar sites are opened across Canada, a need exists to investigate the benefits community-led models of harm reduction on the health and wellbeing of peers. This project proposes the formation of an novel peer research program that will empower peer-driven research and solutions to the overdose crisis, investigate the role of peer employment on health and wellbeing, produce resources to inform the scale up of overdose prevention sites, and strengthen relationships through knowledge translation.

Royal Roads University

Improving Young Adult Cancer Care Through Meaningful Engagement with Young Adults and Cancer Care Allies in BC

Our research seeks to explore how young adults with cancer experience cancer care in BC and how their experiences can inform and improve cancer care in BC. Through active engagement with young adults and cancer care allies (healthcare professionals, decision-makers and community-based organizations) we hope to build partnerships and collaborative strategies between young adults and cancer care allies to strengthen the young adult cancer care system in BC and enhance the capacity of BC's cancer care system to respond to the lived experiences, needs, and priorities of young adults with cancer.

St. Paul's Foundation of Vancouver

Trans healthcare in BC: Assessment, Evaluation, and Changes to Healthcare Delivery in Primary, Gender-Affirming, and Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare

This study investigates the factors that impact the accessibility, acceptability and quality of healthcare for trans individuals in BC. The central research question is: What changes are required in care delivery to address healthcare disparities (e.g. lack of access to gender-affirming care, geographic distribution of services, discrimination in healthcare settings) among trans people in BC? Local knowledge will be built in partnership with community partners, which will support movements for systemic change in healthcare and adjacent sectors to shift policy and program development in ways that can improve the health experiences of trans individuals in BC.

University of British Columbia

Navigating Sex Work Spaces: COVID-19 and Beyond – An Arts-Based Participatory Research Project to Delineate Pathways beyond Criminalization

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified sex workers’ health & labour inequities. This study aims to address the question of how COVID-19 and the overdose epidemic intersect with evolving laws and policies regulating sex work (e.g. federal laws, municipal licensing, policing) to shape occupational health and safety conditions in different sex work environments (e.g. online; street-based; indoor). Using arts-based methods this participatory action research project will showcase the nuanced experiences of Metro Vancouver’s sex work community with the goal of increasing sex worker visibility and delineating pathways beyond criminalization.