2SLGBTQIAA+ Elders, Seniors, and Older Persons
2SLGBTQIAA+ elders, seniors, and older persons in Canada have and continue to face systemic discrimination and oppression based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. As a result, many experience unique challenges as they age and often experience barriers to access across healthcare, long-term care, retirement, homecare, and social service environments. Despite the challenges they may have faced, 2SLGBTQIAA+ elders, seniors, and older adults belong to diverse, vibrant, and resilient communities with rich histories full of activism, advocacy, and joy. In this section you will find information, resources, and supports that address the unique health and wellbeing needs of 2SLGBTQIAA+ elders, seniors, and older adults.
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Proud, Prepared, and Protected is a collection of online resources to assist people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ to access and receive inclusive, respectful care. These resources were developed by people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ folks, 40+ organizations, and Canadian Virtual Hospice to fill a national gap. This information is also helpful for allies, people working in healthcare and education and communities.