National Capital Region: Teacher Ally Training with uOttawa 2015

Student Teacher LGBTQ+ Allyship Training (1)Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

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.


Tentative schedule:

  • 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
To register, you must be a University of Ottawa student that’s part of the Faculty of Education. Please email
A proud collaboration
This event is a proud collaboration between the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa & The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity. A very special thanks to Dr Tracy Crowe for all her hard work on this project.