Our new research with Egale Canada uncovers an alarming disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the financial well-being on Canada’s LGBTQI2S community.
The COVID-19 crisis has affected the employment security for a majority (53%) of Canada’s LGBTQI2S households.
An estimated half of Canada’s LGBTQI2S household have faced lay-offs or reduced employment hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This compares to 39% of overall Canadian households.
Compared to the average Canadian household, the LGBTQI2S community is less confident in their households’ current financial situation as well as their ability to bounce back if they were to lose their job.