Research for The Purpose of Social Change
TransCare+ seeks to mobilize research for the purpose of social change. Research, historically and contemporarily, typically takes place on queer and gender diverse communities, rather than in collaboration with or directed by queer and gender diverse folx. At TransCare+ we want to empower our communities to develop and carry out research and creative projects by providing them with resources and opportunities for collaboration. All of our research and creative projects are community-driven, participatory, and directed towards social change.
We aim for transparency and accountability to community and prioritize the practices of coalition – working together across difference to create change. All research projects from the moment of inception to the dissemination of knowledge is direct by gender diverse folks and centred on accessibility and intersectionality. TransCare+ believes in rejecting the tendency to house trans knowledge in areas that are inaccessible to trans folks. All research outcomes will be publicly accessible and displayed in various form, including but not limited to: articles, zines, art, video, graphics, etc.
"Nothing about us, without us"
- James Charlton
Your Platform. Your Voice.
What Projects Do We Support?
At TransCare+ we support a wide variety of research including, but not limited to, applied and action research, with qualitative, art-based, and quantitative approaches. We also actively engage in and promote community-based creative projects in the form of zines, infographics, graphic recording, digital storytelling, website creation, crafting, film and animation, exhibits and visual art, and music and dance
What Resources Do We Provide?
TransCare+ can be a resource to you in the following ways:
Literature and resource scan
Coaching and mentoring
Assist in research/project tasks
Partial or full research partner
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Ethics and Policies
The following documents were developed in consultation with queer, trans, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and gender non-confirming communities and have been approved by the TransCare+ team. Each are a living document and are subject to change throughout the life of any particular project. New and updated policies will be posted here.
(In final stages of revision)