LGBTQ+ Community Research Study, by Wash Silk

Are you a parent or guardian to a child or youth who uses or has used OK2BME services? Have you used OK2BME services in the past, such as the Rainbow Parenting workshops? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Our research group, the Manulife Centre for Community Health Research at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Social Work, is conducting a Outcome Evaluation of the OK2BME program. The aim of this research study is to evaluate the services and programs provided by the OK2BME program to help our community learn more about the impact of their programs on the people that use their services as well as the community at large. We are interested in conducting interviews with parents and guardians of child and youth service users to gain their insights and perspectives on programming and services.

We are interested in conducting a telephone or in-person interview that will take about one hour to complete. No one from OK2BME will know whether you have participated or not. All information that you provide will be strictly confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this study.

If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions about the study beforehand, we would love to hear from you.

You can contact the study’s Co-Investigator, Islai Rathlin, at


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