Listing Your Call for Participants

All research projects publicized by the LGBTQ Parenting Network through our website, social media, eNews, or in any other way, must adhere to the Sherbourne Health Centre’s Research Policy.

The purpose of the Sherbourne Health Centre’s research policy is to:

  • Promote research at Sherbourne Health Centre (SHC) that is for the benefit of our communities or the improvement of our services;
  • Ensure that research is conducted in a manner consistent with SHC’s vision, mission and values;
  • Encourage ethical conduct in research and rigorous planning activities to minimize risk and to promote effective collaborations with academic, agency and community partners;
  • Promote appropriate knowledge exchange activities

We are often approached by external researchers to recruit for study participants in waiting rooms, in groups or on websites. Listing or posting research in the health centre building or on agency websites or in newsletters gives a study the appearance of having been approved by us. To protect the welfare of our clients and staff and the reputation of both the LGBTQ Parenting Network and Sherbourne Health Centre, research studies that are formally promoted by the agency are reviewed and approved by a Director to ensure they are safe and appropriate.


In keeping with Sherbourne Health Centre’s Policy on Research, calls for participants are only published after we receive the appropriate documentation and the study has been approved for promotion.

The following documents will be provided by the researcher before the LGBTQ Parenting Network will promote external research studies:

  • A one to two page description of the study that includes its purpose, methods, requirements of participants and contact information for the Principle Researcher
  • A copy of the Research Ethics Board approval letter for the study
  • A copy of any promotional materials that will be used for the study

In order to submit your call for participants for consideration for inclusion on our website and on social media, please e-mail the documents listed above to:

Researchers are encouraged to also list their work in our library.