The Toronto District School Board and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity are proud to present the EnVision Conference for LGBTQIA2S Middle School Students and Allies, Grades 7-8.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Location: Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst Ave, Toronto, ON

This forum will give students the opportunity to:

  • Connect with other LGBTQIA2S students and allies from across the TDSB
  • Explore their identities
  • Learn how to create healthier relationship behaviours in their lives based on respect and consent
  • Learn how to create a more inclusive school that values diversity and difference and be a change agent in your community
  • Learn how to be an ally
  • Learn how to focus on their self-care

If your school has a gay straight-alliance, queer-straight alliance, equity club or a group of engaged students interested in social justice, this conference is for you.   We welcome you to join the conversation in how to create safer schools, free from sexism, racism, ableism, classism  homophobia and transphobia and other forms of oppression. Sessions also include Teacher training on engaging students in conversations about Healthy Relationships, Teaching Social Action and How to Create more Positive School Environments.

Click here to view the schedule

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED:

  • Registration is now closed.  Please contact Michelle Cho at the contact below if you and your students would like to be placed on a waiting list. Please send Michelle each student’s name and their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices of workshops.

We have worked hard to offer a diversity of workshops to students, so that they can make their own choices based on their interest. Please do not put all of your students into the same 2 workshops.  We want students to mix with other students in the board and be in a workshop that they feel engaged in.

As a reminder, we are only accepting 15 students per school, in order to ensure there is a diversity of schools represented from across the city.

For more information contact:

Michelle Cho
Student Equity Program Advisor, Gender Based Violence Prevention Office, Toronto District School Board
647-215-5861
michelle.cho@tdsb.on.ca

Jessica Azevedo
Conference Manager, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
conferences@CCGSD-CCDGS.org  o r 613-400-1875.