Schools and Youth: Training and Support

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Rainbow Resource Centre provides comprehensive and meaningful support to school systems. With funding from the Manitoba Department of Education, we strive to support the development of safer and more inclusive schools for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. This includes workshop training along with policy review and consultations, specialized info and resources for the audience, and other individualized support and advocacy tailored to your school, division, or organizations needs.

Services Offered

  • Professional Development Training Workshop
    • Half Day
    • Full Day
    • Virtual (Zoom platform)
  • GSA Workshop/Visit
  • Conference Workshops
  • 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

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


Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation in Schools

This 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.

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.

Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Youth

This workshop is for those organizations providing services to young people. Learn about sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, attraction, and cultural identities. Uncover the 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 you work with.

How to book

At this time, all workshops are offered online.

To book a workshop, please fill out the Online Workshop Request Form

To book a GSA workshop with students, please fill out the GSA Workshop Request Form


For more information, please contact:

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