Conference Workshops

February 18, 2016

CREATING AUTHENTIC SPACES: A GENDER IDENTITY & GENDER EXPRESSION TOOLKIT

10:00am  -  12:30pm

The toolkit and accompanying pullout resources provide tangible suggestions and tips on how to create inclusive spaces for people who are trans and gender non-conforming. This project was developed through the long-standing community engagement process with Toronto’s trans communities, and in conversation with community partners, including the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The toolkit was developed […]

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CREATING AUTHENTIC SPACES: A GENDER IDENTITY & GENDER EXPRESSION TOOLKIT

1:30pm  -  4:00pm

The toolkit and accompanying pullout resources provide tangible suggestions and tips on how to create inclusive spaces for people who are trans and gender non-conforming. This project was developed through the long-standing community engagement process with Toronto’s trans communities, and in conversation with community partners, including the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The toolkit was developed […]

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February 21, 2016

CREATING AUTHENTIC SPACES: A GENDER IDENTITY & GENDER EXPRESSION TOOLKIT

9:00am  -  10:00am

The toolkit and accompanying pullout resources provide tangible suggestions and tips on how to create inclusive spaces for people who are trans and gender non-conforming. This project was developed through the long-standing community engagement process with Toronto’s trans communities, and in conversation with community partners, including the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The toolkit was developed […]

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February 20, 2016

ARCHIVING THE HISTORY OF PRIDE

11:30am  -  12:30pm

A conversation about the importance of documenting our history. How can we use modern technology to help archive our current & past Pride celebrations? Tips & tricks on how to make archiving our stories less daunting.

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BREAKING DOWN TRANS BARRIERS

10:15am  -  11:15pm

Trans people face many barriers to accessible, inclusive and integrated healthcare. This session will help participants to understand these barriers and the actions that are required to remove them.

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DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL – GET ROLLING

9:00am  -  10:00am

Pump up your event and volunteer toolkit. Focusing on small shops with even smaller budgets, this session will look at low cost tools that can make a big difference in your event and volunteer planning. Learn new online tools that can assist with planning and outreach, & receive useful templates for procurement, planning and protection.

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February 19, 2016

ENGAGING LGBT SENIORS

1:00pm  -  2:15pm

A conversation focused on LGBT seniors. What are the issues facing seniors in our communities & what events & programs could be included in Prides that could engage older adults.

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February 20, 2016

EVOLVING BLOOD DONATION POLICY FOR GAY MEN & OTHER MSM

9:00am  -  10:00am

Few blood donor criteria are as contentious as the deferral of men who have sex with men (MSM). From the mid-1980s until July 2013, men who had sex with men – even once since 1977 – had been indefinitely ineligible to donate blood. As of July 22, 2013, the deferral period for MSM is 5 […]

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HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

1:30pm  -  2:30pm

Homelessness is an issue that affects all communities across the country. Often LGBT youth that are kicked out of their homes end up on the streets & homeless. What can we do in our own communities to help offer support for homeless LGBT youth?

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IMPROVING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA REACH

9:00am  -  10:00am

Social media is a valuable tool for Pride organizations, but it can take up a lot of your time. This workshop will look at social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., and how to use them effectively. A large focus will be on utilizing the built in analytics to maximize your reach & […]

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February 21, 2016

INCLUSION BEYOND THE L, G, B & T

11:30am  -  12:45pm

Pride organizations represent a growing number of sexual & gender diversity groups. Intersex, asexual, two-spirit, genderqueer, genderfluid, non-binary, etc. are often groups that are missed during Pride celebrations & this workshop will hopefully educate individuals about these communities & ways they can be more inclusive overall.

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February 20, 2016

MAKING PRIDE MORE ACCESSIBLE

11:30am  -  12:30pm

Focused discussion surrounding making Prides more accessible overall. Some topics would include: services/accommodations that can be made for those with disabilities or illnesses; issues surrounding affordability; safety issues; etc.

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February 21, 2016

PFLAG PRIDE

10:00am  -  11:15am

Learn more about PFLAG and its structure. Find out how Pride organizations across Canada can work with their local chapters to help individuals & their families who may be struggling.

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February 20, 2016

LET’S GET POLITICAL! HOW PRIDE ORGANIZATIONS CAN IMPACT POLITICS & POLITICAL CHANGE

11:30am  -  12:30pm

This workshop will help give Pride organizers ideas and best practices for dealing with political issues surrounding Pride and LGBT advocacy. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions regarding issues that their organizations may have had.

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PRIDE IN COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS

10:15am  -  11:15am

This workshop will explore how Pride organizations can benefit from collaboration with other non-profit organizations & businesses. Discussion about various types of partnerships, the advantages & disadvantages to each, & tips on how best leverage your relationships.

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PRIDE IN OUR YOUTH

1:30pm  -  2:30pm

This panel discussion will provide relevant and timely information on how a school board is moving towards more gender affirmative spaces in our schools. Local Spoken Word artist, Holly Painter, will provide a unique perspective on how she encourages young people to speak their truth. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with LGBT youth, […]

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WELCOMING LGBT NEWCOMERS

10:15am  -  11:15am

Find out what issues face LGBT newcomers that are coming to Canada & what barriers exist in our Pride organizations that prevent newcomers from getting involved.

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February 19, 2016

WESTERN UNIVERSITY’S LEADING RESEARCH

2:30pm  -  3:45pm

A panel discussion that highlights some of Western University’s leading research.

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February 20, 2016

WOMEN’S ALLY CAUCUS

1:30pm  -  2:30pm

This session will focus on the role of being a good ally to women. Moderated with panelists what will share experiences & stories that will provide some perspective on what issues are still facing women today & what allies can do to help.

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