When developing surveys or engaging with research participants, how can we be sure we are not reproducing patterns of oppression and harm? How do we centre and value lived experience in our research work? Are we truly being inclusive of the communities we want to reach? Is our language clear and does it communicate what we want it to?
The goal of this collection is not necessarily to offer fixed answers, but to present various perspectives on these questions. “Nothing about us, without us” is the message here. This list of of resources is a great starting point for organizations working towards including people with living experience in a more meaningful way in programming and decision-making processes.
This collection was developed by Mel Jean of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness in the process of creating a blog post called “Care and Intention in Research.”