Rainbow Write is a free, 12-week writing program for queer, trans* or questioning youth aged 13-19. This program is sponsored and funded by the Ontario Arts Council (www.arts.on.ca), Jer's Vision, and Planned Parenthood Ottawa (www.ppottawa.ca). If you're a bit younger or a bit older and would still like to take part, I'm sure we can make an exception. Just send us a note to fill us in on the details.
The writing program is broken up into 4 different genres: Poetry Fiction Creative Nonfiction Words and Music
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is proud to present our annual national Gender and Sexuality Alliance Forum. The year 2017 marks the fourth year that we are hosting this program, which invites 100 GSM (gender and sexual minorities) and Allied students (ages 14-17) from across the country to participate in a week of leadership education. This training event will take place at Glendon College (2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto) from May 9th-May 14th, 2017. The students will learn to be leaders in their school and youth communities on topics of GSM identities, diversity, anti-bullying, anti-racism, and mental health. Concurrently, the participants of the event will be trained how to run a successful Gender and Sexuality Alliance club and related activities at their school.
Our regional conferences that are targeted to youth and educators focus on issues of homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, bullying, intersectional violence, and discrimination in schools. It’s a full day of workshops, speakers, and resources specifically designed to suit the needs of your community.