LGBTQ+ Service Providers’ Summit

LGBTQ+ServiceThe Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is proud to present the 2017 LGBTQ+ Service Providers’ Summit, June 6-8, 2017, at Christchurch Cathedral, located at 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1R 0B2.

We are pleased to bring this event back for the third year to focus on the diverse work of service providers across Canada. Join us for three days of workshops, presentations, and round table discussions about the current landscape of LGBTQ+ service provision. Our goal is to give service providers a network of professional support and informational assets that will strengthen our presence, and in doing so, strengthen the bonds of the LGBTQ+ community.

Summit participants will be given hands-on instruction from professionals across the country, including experts from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ministry of Justice. We will also be hosting presenters from LGBTQ+ coalitions, clinics, and other community organizations who are uniquely positioned to provide perspective on the issues faced by LGBTQ+ persons nationwide, and the best practices to reach them with education, support, and resources.

The Summit will also provide a space for meeting, networking, and building local and national relationships that will help us better serve our communities, and create conduits to share information, love and support for each other!

Registration, Summit Schedule and FAQs:

We have extended free registration for this event until May 22, 2017.

This three day event will feature three main themes:

Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs)

  • The role of service providers in education, prevention, outreach, and support
  • Best practices to reach the community
  • Pending legislation – C-39 and its potential effects on STBBI and safe sex education
  • Accessing the nationwide network of resources, for both service providers and individuals

Domestic violence in LGBTQ+ relationships

  • Approaching the conversation with a LBGTQ+ lens – how has the gender binary influenced our perspectives on what constitutes domestic violence?
  • The role of service providers in prevention
  • Best practices in offering support and resources to the community
  • Accessing the nationwide network of resources, for both service providers and individuals

A day with varied presentations on topics beneficial to LGBTQ+ service providers

  • We have taken suggestions and feedback from many of you on topics you would like to see, and we look forward to sharing this programming with you soon.

 

Summit Highlights: 

  • Workshops, seminars and presentations specifically tailored to front-line service providers, to give them the practical tools to help them best reach individuals and groups in need
  • Keynote speakers (to be announced in April 2017)
  • The opportunity to meet, greet, mingle and learn with allies from across Canada

 

General Information:

Who from my organization should attend?

The grant that we received to make this event possible identified organizational decision makers, board members, and senior management-level staff as critical stakeholders. Ideally, Summit participants will be authorized to allocate resources to projects, and commit to new programming on behalf of their organizations.

 

How do I register?

We are pleased to inform you that attendance at the Summit is FREE!

 

What is included in the Summit?

Attendance at the Summit includes access to all keynote speeches, general sessions, breakout sessions, workshops, seminars, and presentations. Nametags and a welcome package are also included.

We are pleased to offer complimentary breakfast and lunch for participants on each of the three days of the Summit.

 

What is the schedule of the day? What are the workshops?

See draft schedule here

 

When can I register for workshops and presentations?

Advance registration for workshops is not required.

Do you have hotel recommendations? 

For those still seeking accommodations, we recommend the following affordable area hotels:

The Econolodge:

Econolodge

Rooms are currently available here for $125 per night and up. These rates are not guaranteed and will increase as the date draws closer.

The Days Inn:

Days Inn

Rooms are currently available here for $125 per night and up. These rates are not guaranteed and will increase as the date draws closer.

Is there a per diem for meals outside of the Summit hours (ie. during travel or dinners)?

We are unable to offer per diems for meals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Summit free of charge, but we respectfully request that participants be responsible for their own evening meals. Suggestions for affordable, local options are included in our “Frequently Asked Questions” above.

 

Where, when, and what time?

The event will be held from June 6-8, in Ottawa at Christ Church Cathedral, located at 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1R 0B2. Summit events will take place during the day, with optional events at night.

 

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact our coordinator Katerina at service@ccgsd-ccdgs.org