Alongside Egale Canada and ACCEC we have partnered to release a Second National Report on the Impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTQI2S People in Canada. This research is a follow up to an initial national study released in April that uncovered alarmingly disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 for LGBTQI2S people in areas including household finances, job loss, mental and physical health, and overall quality of life.
Like with the first report, this second study reveals that despite improvements for all Canadians, LGBTQI2S people continue to be disproportionately impacted during COVID-19. Most significantly, this study found that Black and racialized LGBTQI2S people are the most impacted during these unprecedented times.
- 37% of BIPOC LGBTQI2S people and 31% of LGBTQI2S people report feeling NOT confident about their current household financials compared to only 26% of Canadians.
- The BIPOC LGBTQI2S community is more than twice as likely (21% of BIPOC LGBTQI2S people compared to 9% of Canadians) to report being admitted to the hospital for symptoms of, or a confirmed case, of COVID-19.
- 33% of BIPOC LGBTQI2S people and 25% of LGBTQI2S people report significant impacts on their physical health during COVID-19 compared to 17% of Canadians.
- 47% of BIPOC LGBTQI2S and 47% of LGBTQI2S people report significant impacts to their mental health during COVID-19 compared to 26% of Canadians.
Read the full release here.