National Capital Region: A Cultural Field Trip for LGBTQ Youth (Ottawa)


Dare to Stand Out is a series of national conferences and events, brought to you by Jer’s Vision, that work with youth to address issues surrounding homophobia and transphobia in their schools and communities.

Dare to Stand Out: A Cultural Field Trip for LGBTQ Youth will be taking place May 30 at Albert Street Educational Centre in Ottawa, ON, beginning at 9:00am all through the morning, and then in the afternoon from 1pm to 3pm it will take place at the National Art Gallery.

Participants will get to speak with queer Members of Parliament, meet representatives from the Embassy of the Netherlands (representing the first country that legalized same-sex marriage), and attend a short film screening of the movie “Them”.

This event is absolutely FREE and for youth aged 14-18, but participants need to provide their own transportation to the Albert Street Educational Centre and from the National Art Gallery, as well as their own meals. Last minute cancellations (attendance changes made after May 27th) are subject to a cancellation fee to reimburse venue costs.

Schedule of the Day


Start

End

Programming Element

9:00

9:30

Arrival, Registration & Icebreakers

9:30

10:30

Panel with Members of Parliament

(Philip Toone, Randall Garrison, Dany Morin)

10:30

11:00

Break & Icebreaker Activities

11:00

12:00

Panel with Representatives from

The Embassy of the Netherlands

12:00

1:00

Lunch Break

1:00

1:30

Walk to the National Art Gallery

1:30

2:00

Arrival & Free Time Break at

The National Art Gallery

2:00

2:30

Film Screening of “Them”

2:30

3:00

Debrief & Free Time Break at

The National Art Gallery

Registration is now closed.