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The Sexuality and Access Project 2023

“Everyone wants to talk, but no one knows how to start the conversation” Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette – Sexuality and Access Project 2011

In collaboration with the University of Guelph’s Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, faculty Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, Dr. Adam Davies, the Kitchener-Waterloo SHORE Centre and t6talk, plan to support safer and more accessible sexual health care for individuals with disabilities. Building on the 2011 study done by Cory Silverberg and Fran Odette, they have created two online surveys and are interested in hearing from individuals who live in Canada and either use or provide attendant care services. The aim of the study is to discuss the topic of sexuality and sexual support within the Service User and Service Provider dynamic. Currently, the education of, training for, and research on sexual health support for individuals with disabilities is significantly underdeveloped.
Your support will help create important change within various disability communities.

Who is eligible to participate: To participate in this study, you:

  • Living in Canada
  • Users of attendant services
  • Providers of attendant services – including but not limited to personal support workers, care providers, family members, etc.

What is involved:

Participants are requested to complete one survey. For those who are interested in taking this survey, participation should take from 40 to 80 minutes. The survey is offered in both French and English, and can be filled out online, over the phone or using a hard copy.

To complete the survey for attendant services users: Service User Survey
To complete the survey for attendant services providers: Service Provider Survey

To thank participants for their time, they will be entered in a chance to win 1 of 40 $25 prepaid gift cards.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to speak to the study team for any reason, please contact:
Principal Researcher
Dr. Elizabeth Jackson
Director of Community Engaged Scholarship Institue

Email: [email protected]

This study has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants REB# 22-03-019

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