Educators and Schools

Learning Objectives

Workshop participants will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of five aspects that can make up a person's identity: sex, gender, expression, attraction, and culture
  • Create strategies and plans for keeping students/youth and staff safe and confidently addressing homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and systems of oppression
  • Gain access to resources to help make classrooms/spaces positive and healthy learning environments

Workshops

Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation in Schools

This 3-hour workshop will help guide school teachers, educational assistants, staff, and administrators in creating safe(r), more inclusive schools and classrooms. They will address the present experiences, barriers, and realities of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in schools, and learn how they can use their role as part of the school community to make positive and meaningful changes. While covering topics such as 2SLGBTQ+ identities, discrimination, and intersectionality, our goal is to be as thought-provoking and informative as possible.

Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation for University Student Educators

This 3-hour workshop will help guide educations students currently in university who are working to become teachers, educational assistants, staff, and administrators in creating safe(r), more inclusive schools and classrooms. We will address the present experiences, barriers, and realities of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in schools, and learn how they can eventually use their role as part of the school community to make positive and meaningful changes.

Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

These 3-hour workshops are for organizations who provide services to young people and for families with 2SLGBTQ+ youth. We tailor the information to help you learn about sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, attraction, and cultural identities in the context of your needs. Uncover the challenges, barriers, and discrimination for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and discover what you can be doing to create positive change & safe(r) more inclusive spaces for the youth and your loved ones.

GSA — How to Start, Maintain, & Sustain

Done as either a relaxed Q&A session with info about Rainbow Resource Centre’s program and services available to youth, or as a more formal presentation, we talk about how GSAs are designed to create and provide a safer environment for students to meet, socialize, educate, and support one another. We can discuss how to generate interest, gain members, and share all the different ways to make the group a benefit to not only 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies, but to all within the school community.

Custom Workshops

Please inquire about your specific request. Some possibilities may include:

  • Parents/guardians/caregivers/families
  • Childcare facilities
  • Youth organizations
  • Sport organizations

Additional Services

  • GSA Workshop/Visit
  • Consultations
    • Physical Space Walk-Through
    • Policy & Procedure Review
  • General Advocacy & Support
    • Concerns Within School
    • Student Rights
    • Resources, links, videos, lesson plans, etc. to support further education

How to book

To book any of the above workshops, please complete this online form.

Facilitator

Dene Guillas, School Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
Pronouns: he/him/his
Email: Deneg@rainbowresourcecentre.org
Phone: 204-474-0212 ext. 203