Where The Rivers Meet – Needs Assessment Surveys

We are looking for community input for a needs assessment for Two-Spirit youth and adults and LGBT+ Indigenous youth in the Treaty 7 area, and you may quality for a $25 gift card! 

Centre for Sexuality is considering adapting a program called Where the Rivers Meet, which is based in Edmonton and run by U of A’s Institute for Sexual and Minority Studies (ISMSS). This program supports Two-Spirit and LGBT+ Indigenous youth using traditional knowledge, and builds tools for allyship on and off reserve. 

We want to know if the program could be adapted to meet the unique needs of Two-Spirit youth and adults and Indigenous LGBT+ youth in Treaty 7.

Part of our process includes a needs assessment. We want to fully understand the sexual health needs and service gaps, and to find out what services and supports we could offer to Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBT+ youth in Treaty 7.  We also want to better understand if and what Indigenous communities in Treaty 7 see as our role in supporting these youth. The results will direct whether or not we adapt the Where the Rivers Meet program locally, and we sincerely hope will lead to the continued expansion of our work with Indigenous communities in Treaty 7.

We have developed two online surveys:

  1. A survey for health professionals, human and social service providers, teachers, and community members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTRM_ProfessionalsSurvey
  1. A survey for Two-Spirit adults and youth and for LGBT+ Indigenous youth who will receive $25 as a thank you for completing the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTRM_2SLGBTYouthSurvey

UPDATE: The surveys are extended to January 17th, 2021. If you qualify, please fill out the survey and feel free to share with your friends and networks!

If you’re interested in learning more about Centre for Sexuality’s past and present work with Indigenous peoples residing in Alberta, please see the following PDF:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.