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British Columbia’s LGBTQ+ Youth Forum

BC’s LGBTQ+ Youth Forum – Burnaby, BC – October 19, 2018

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, in partnership with Burnaby School District 41, will provide an LGBTQ+ Youth Forum to local high school students in the Fall of 2018.

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We understand the importance of providing knowledge, tools and skills for youth to navigate through their secondary school experiences. Having access to workshops that provide education on inclusivity can help students normalize their feelings, identities and relationships. We will cover topics such as LGBTQ+ Terminology, Transgender Inclusivity, LGBTQ+ History, Healthy Relationships, Arts-Based Workshops, and other various topics that cover the intersection of identities in the LGBTQ+ community.

This year’s forum will include a Post-Forum Reception/Get-Together at the end of the day, where youth can interact and network with other students attending the forum. There will be ice-breaker style activities and games to take part in, helping youth build connections with other LGBTQ2+ and allied students who are passionate about building inclusive communities.

This event is taking place on the Provincial Professional Development Day and will also include workshops specifically for educators, helping them to continue providing an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Please visit the following link if you are interested in presenting a workshop at this year’s forum.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Myerson, National Conference Coordinator, by email at or by phone at (613) 400-1875.

Forum Schedule

8:00 AM -9:00 AM: Student Arrival/Registration

9:00 AM-9:15 AM: Land acknowledgement/CCGSD Welcome

9:15 AM -9:45 AM: Student Voices Keynote Presentation

9:45 AM-9:55 AM: Break/Travel time before Session 1

9:55 AM – 11:10 AM: Workshop Session 1

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM: Break/Travel Time before Session 2

11:20 AM – 12: 35 PM: Workshop Session 2

12:35 PM – 1:20 PM: Lunch

1:20 PM – 2:05 PM: Keynote Presentation

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM: Closing Remarks

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM: Break/End

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM: **Optional Activity: Post Forum Reception/Get-Together

Registration for this event is now open! Reserve your spot by registering for the forum here.

Click the links below to download a poster that you can use to advertise this forum in your school, organization or on social media. 

BC GSA Forum Poster  – 8.5×11

BC GSA Forum Poster – 11×17