Avalon, Central and Western Newfoundland FREE TO BE ME Conferences

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, in partnership with the Newfoundland & Labrador English School District, will provide three FREE TO BE ME Conferences for local Junior and Senior High School students (grades 7-12) in the Fall of 2019 in the Central, Western, and Avalon Regions.

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 2SLGBTQ+ Terminology, Transgender Inclusivity,  Healthy Relationships and Consent, GSA Leadership, and other various topics that cover the intersection of identities in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

These events will also include workshops specifically for educators, helping them to continue providing an inclusive learning environment for all students.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Myerson, by email at ottawa@ccgsd-ccdgs.org.

Dates & Location

Western Newfoundland – Wednesday, November 13th 2019 at Xavier Junior High  (Deer Lake)

Central Newfoundland – Friday, November 15th, 2019 at the Central Regional Office (Gander)

Avalon Region – Monday, November 18th, 2019, District Conference Centre (St. John’s)

Tentative Schedule

8:30 – 9:30 – Registration

9:30 – 10:45 – Welcome & Keynote

10:45 – 10:55 – Break/Travel Time

10:55 – 12:10 – Student and Educator Workshop Session 1

12:10 – 12:55 – Lunch

12:55 – 2:10 – Student and Educator Workshop Session 2

2:10 – 2:20 – Break/Travel Time Before End

2:20 – 2:50 – Closing Circles

2:50-3:00 – Closing Remarks

3:00 – End

How to Register

*** Click the link below for your region this will direct you to the official registration page where you can sign-up for the event and select your workshops for the day.

Western Region Registration

Central Region Registration

Avalon Region Registration

***Note for educators who are chaperoning students: Please review the Student Travel Policy: https://www.nlesd.ca/includes/files/policies/doc/1548691853706.pdf

***Students coming to the GSA Forum will need to have permission slips to attend. Please see your teacher advisor once registered to receive permission slip

Click the links below to download a poster that you can use to advertise this forum in your school.

Central Region Poster                          

Western Region Poster 

Avalon Region Poster