Location: Faculty of Social Sciences Building, University of Ottawa
CCGSD staff and volunteers will train student-teachers from the University of Ottawa on allyship, issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as how to make welcoming classrooms. Bilingual sessions are available.
- 08:30-09:00 – Arrival & Sign-Up for Workshops
- 09:00-10:00 – Welcome & Personal Stories: Gabriel A’tugwewinu Castilloux will be giving an Indigenous welcoming ceremony to open the conference. After, this keynote panel features Jeremy Dias, Andi Finlay and Shannon Mills who will discuss their personal stories with oppression in schools and how to be an ally.
- 10:00-10:50 – Plenary: LGBTQ Rights, Ontario Law, Trans Policies, etc.: Cameron Aitken’s will be engaging in the ways LGBTQ+ issues have been represented throughout history in Ontario within equity and human rights policy and legislation
- 10:50-11:00 – Break
- 11:00-12:00 – Terms & History: Jeremy Dias will cover important concepts and terminology relevant to LGBTQ+ identities as a means of learning to be an ally in a non-oppressive way. Moreover, Jeremy will take you through a brief history of how these terms and concepts have come to take on their present meanings.
- 12:00-01:00 – Lunch
- 01:00-02:15 – Breakout Session: a) Elementary Classrooms, b) Secondary Classrooms c) French: In these separate classrooms, Cameron Aitkens, Zoe Easton, Jeremy Dias and Andi Finlay will deliver presentations on classroom, curriculum and how to build an inclusive school.
- 02:15-02:30 – Break
- 02:30-03:30 – Closing: Allyship & Certificates