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Promo poster for the Cultivating Community Care Project

November 21, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Cultivating Community Care Project: Seeking Participants for Research & Art Workshops

Hosted by Toronto Metropolitan University


Are you 2SLGBTQIA+ and/or mad/Deaf/disabled, currently live in Toronto, and have an interest in collaborative artmaking?

You are invited to participate in a series of six art workshops and focus group sessions on community care facilitated by Lauren (L) Morris, MA student in Communication & Cultural Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) under the supervision of Dr. Eliza Chandler (eliza.chandler@ryerson.ca), School of Disability Studies, for their thesis project. We are seeking 4-6 participants to take part in the workshops & focus group sessions.

All participants will receive a $200 honorarium & be invited to take part in a final exhibit in Spring 2023.

The purpose of this research is to explore how 2SLGBTQIA+ and mad/Deaf/disabled communities in Toronto understand and define community care.

Participants should be: - Between the age of 18-29 and currently live in the GTA - Able to participate in English or with an ASL interpreter - Able to attend six three-hour in-person workshops/focus group sessions between November 2022-January 2023 on Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm - 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and/or mad/Deaf/disabled - Interested in discussing their experience of community care - Interested in the arts and/or collaborative artmaking, including contributing to a digital exhibit

All research activities will take place in person at the Disability Publics Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University. All research activity, including workshops and focus groups, will be documented and recorded. You must consent to being recorded during workshop activities to participate in this project.

The research has been reviewed and approved by the Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics Board and is being completed in partial fulfillment of the principal investigator’s master’s degree. Contact: rebchair@ryerson.ca. REB Ref. ID: 2022-368.

If you are interested in learning more about the project, please contact L Morris at lauren.sara.morris@ryerson.ca by November 30, 2022.


This research project is committed to working with participants to ensure their access needs are met. Accessibility support such as ASL, personal care support, or other paid access supports are available for this project. If ASL, personal care support, or other paid access supports are required to facilitate your participation please contact L at lauren.sara.morris@ryerson.ca as soon as possible to arrange this.

Workshops will take place in a barrier free workshop room in a scent free space. Activities will be artist facilitated in plain language, and activity support is available for participants. All workshop supplies will be provided.

If you are interested in learning more about the project please email L at lauren.sara.morris@ryerson.ca. Participants are able to fill out a written consent form to apply to participate, or schedule a virtual meeting with L to verbally go over the consent form. Verbal or written consent are both accepted to participate in this project.

Access funding for this project is generously supplied by the Disability Publics Lab at TMU.


Toronto Metropolitan University

350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada

Phone number: 416-979-5000

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