Webinar: CBRC Sex Now Survey

Date recorded: Wednesday February 26, 2020

Presenter: Ben Klassen, Research Manager, Community-Based Research Centre

This webinar focused on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). Presenter Ben Klassen provided an overview of the survey’s history, questionnaire design and consultation process, and recruitment methods, using the in-person Sex Now 2018 survey (conducted at 15 LGBTQ2+ pride festivals across Canada) and the recently completed online Sex Now 2019 survey as case studies. He presented innovations in mail-home self-collection kits for HIV, HCV and syphilis screening, as used in Sex Now 2019 and highlighted how Sex Now data can work for you by providing a demo of the Our Stats dashboard, sharing the results of our Sex Now 2018 Community Report, and discussing how Sex Now data has been utilized to advance policy change around issues such as blood donation and conversion therapy.

Suggested audiences:

  • Staff and volunteers from organizations dedicated to Gay Men’s Health
    HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers
    Mental Health service providers
    Social Justice advocates for accessibility, equity, Indigenous Health and Queer Health
    Community members and other allies

Learn more about The Rainbow Health Report: Canada’s Parliamentary Study of LGBTQIA2 Health Ben referred to in the webinar.