National Forums

Our national forums bring together youth and non-youth from across the country to discuss important issues that face LGBTQ+ community. The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity does its best to reach out to communities across Canada and respond to their desire to come together with people from different regions to share ideas and build upon experiences. These conferences then become a collaboration between a diverse and engaged group of people, which ensures unique events that are up-t...
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World Hepatitis Day: Canadian Youth Poster Contest!

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Are you a talented artist? Are you between the ages of 14-19? Are you passionate about using your skills to raise awareness about important issues? If you answered yes to all of the above, we have an exciting announcement for you! The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, will be hosting a national poster contest for World Hepatitis Day 2016! We are asking youth from all across Canada, between the ages o...
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Theatre for Change: March Break Theatre Camp

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Theatre for Change: A creative March Break program Youth using theatre for social change. When is it from? March 14th-18, 2016 How much does it cost? It is FREE. What does it include? 5 days of programming, lunch & snacks Register now: Closed now!  What is the registration deadline? Registration deadline has passed! Some details: The CCGSD & Branch Out Theatre partner for our second year to run a unique March Break Camp that brings together theatre, leadership and socia...
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Rainbow Write: Ottawa’s 12 Week Free Writing Program for Rainbow Youth

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Rainbow Write is a free, 12-week drop-in writing program for queer, trans* or questioning youth aged 13 and up. 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! Each year, the writing program is broken up into 4 different genres: Writing Lyrics Spoken Word Fiction Writing for Stage & Screen Each week, you’ll be learning new writing skills, doing writing exercises and ...
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Dare to Stand Out: Educating and Engaging Youth in Taking Action on Hepatitis C, STBBIs and Promoting Better Health Practices in their Community

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Entering the fifth year of this program, the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity runs the only national youth training program that focuses on sexually transmitted & blood-borne infections (STBBIs), run for youth, by youth. Through our work with youth who have been affected and infected with hepatitis C, we discovered that there was a very apparent need that was not being addressed: the presence of a health curriculum that is inclusive and sex positive, addresses harm reduct...
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Regional Forums

National Forums
Our regional forums 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. The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity does its best to reach out to communities across Canada that have urgent need of diversity programming and workshops in regions where educators an...
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