Wisdom 2Action, sponsored by the City of Ottawa and in collaboration with 2SLGBTQ+ community organizations, undertook a community engagement initiative to identify the community, health, and social service needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa. Wisdom2Action conducted 39 key informant interviews, hosted a public session with 160 participants, and received 122 responses to an online public survey. Wisdom2Action also conducted an environmental and research scan. This initiative identified five priority recommendations to address the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities within the City of Ottawa. These five recommendations were identified as the most urgent and necessary to bolster the capacity of community, health, and social service to meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
This initiative is a groundbreaking example of how 2SLGBTQ+ organizations, municipal governments and community, health and social services can collaborate to identify needs, gaps and recommendations to guide efforts to uplift and support local 2SLGBTQ+ communities.