For the 2014 WorldPride, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and Pride Toronto collaborated on the LGBTQ Education Timeline poster. The poster was initially created to show the historical changes in LGBTQ education and issues in Canada.
In 2016, the CLGA and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) collaborated to revise and update the LGBTQ Education Timeline poster and create an accompanying booklet. ETFO members and staff and CLGA volunteers and staff compiled historical news clips and data from the CLGA’s collection of LGBTQ archival materials. This information was used to create the latest version of the LGBTQ Education Timeline. It is hoped that educators will use the poster and booklet to increase their own awareness and understanding about important milestones in LGBTQ education. Educators will be able to use this resource with their students to learn about LGBTQ history, communities and education. This knowledge will only add to the other sources of information that they use in their classrooms to create safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for everyone.
A limited number of posters and booklets will be printed. The resource will be available online on both the ETFO and CLGA websites.