Community-Centred Responses to 2SLGBTQ+ COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts

Community-Based Research Centre 

Community-Centred Responses to 2SLGBTQ+ COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts

This pan-Canadian project includes resource development, knowledge sharing, and the adaptation and delivery of ‘Investigaytors‘, a 2SLGBTQ+–focused community health leadership program. Through Investigaytors, local and regional delivery partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia will deliver a curriculum that seeks to enhance mental health knowledge and capacity, and improve mental health outcomes. The curriculum also includes training on how to develop and deliver mental health promotion interventions to address the mental health needs and experiences of their peers. As part of this work, the project will work with Two-Spirit and Indigenous partners to develop and deliver an adaptation of Investigaytors that incorporates Indigenous research methodologies and ways of knowing to reach Two-Spirit communities more effectively with culturally safe mental health knowledge and interventions. In addition to reaching 13,000 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, the project will also develop and mobilize 2SLGBTQ+ mental health resources—from webinars and research summaries to an online information hub—to increase the knowledge and capacity of ~11,000 stakeholders (service providers, researchers, healthcare providers, and policymakers) across Canada.


Lead organization: Community-Based Research Centre 

Location: National

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Brook Biggin (, Michael Kwag (, or Cameron Schwartz ( for more information.





Community-Based Research Centre




Community-Based Research Centre

Public Health Agency of Canada news release