Sabrina Kayed

Sabrina Kayed (she/her/elle) is the Interim Education Coordinator and E-commerce Coordinator for the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity/ Centre canadien de la diversité des genres et de la sexualité.  She was born in Hamilton, but has spent most of her life in Ottawa. Always studious, Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and is currently working on her second Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Ottawa.   She puts her passion for huma...

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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Diveristy is proud to partner with the #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE campaign for Pride Ottawa. We invite you to join us at Ottawa City Hall (Billings Bridge Room) on Saturday, Aug 26 from 11am-6pm and have your portrait taken (and added) to this Canadian effort to create inclusive spaces.  No registration is required. Simply show up for a free portrait. Please note we will be also taking photos of city councillors. As such, they may get push ahead of the queue be...

NEWS: ‘Proud City’ campaign asks Ottawa’s inclusive spaces to show off

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'Proud City' campaign asks Ottawa's inclusive spaces to show off Organizers say window or door stickers let LGBT people know where they won't be judged By Andrew Foote, CBC News Posted: Jul 30, 2017 5:26 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 9:15 AM ET Read the article here or below A new campaign is setting up LGBT-friendly businesses and community spaces in the Ottawa area with "Proud City" stickers to let people know where they can go to feel safe and supported. The Ottawa-based Canadian ...

Locker Room Talk

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The CCGSD's Brandon (Sports Inclusion Coordinator) was featured in blog. Check it out here or read below: Locker Room Talk: How do you make sure the locker room remains a safe, inclusive space for the team as a whole? The locker room is sometimes seen as a sacred place for teammates – a place where “what is said in the locker room, stays in the locker room”. Although this thought process could lead to athletes feeling open enough to talk freely, it can also lead to a mult...

Prescott-Russell Pride Picnic

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Le français suit. Hey Folks! Team Education Coordinator Eliot here. How’s your summer treating you?  You’d think the summer would be a slow time for Team Education, but things don’t ever seem to cool down at the Centre (and not just because our office has horrible air conditioning….). We’ve been hard at work on revamping some of our workshops and rebuilding our volunteer program--did you hear about that? We need you! Click here to learn more. Sometimes though, we at the Centre have the ...

Proud City

The Centre for Gender & Sexual Diveristy is excited to launch: Proud City! Proud City is an invitation to businesses, community organizations and spaces to identify as positive spaces for LGBTTQ+ persons. Positive spaces are spaces that seek to create inclusion and respect for LGBTTQ+ people. This campaign is organized by the CCGSD.  The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or...

Pink Agenda

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Today we call on all those across Turtle Island fighting for equality and justice to expand and protect the rights, needs, and liberation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and gender nonconforming people everywhere to engage with us to promote this agenda. Read The Pink Agenda here. As we celebrate 12 years of action in federal, provincial, municipal and local politics, we recognize that our privileged position in Ottawa has allowed us to have successful conversa...