Professional training with the CCGSD

Did you know the CCGSD offers professional training for workplaces and other organizations?

Our Services

  • Training on sexual and gender diversity in the workplace
  • Full or half day workshops for employers and employees
  • Training for front-line staff
  • Consultation services
  • Organizational audit of forms (intake forms, client files, patient charts) and HR practices
  • Policy development and review
  • Policy review for inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression
  • Development and review of accommodation policy, dress code policy, workplace transition guidelines
  • Physical environment audit
  • Long term training, recruitment, and outreach plan

Our Workshops

Full Day Workshops

These workshops are available to be customized, to provide training sessions tailored to an organization or community’s specific needs. Sessions can include a combination of: our GSM 101 workshop, Positive space part 1 or part 2, our IPV workshops for service providers, our IPV PRIDE Organization workshop, our history workshop, and our VAW policy review workshop. Each of these workshops can be 90-120 minutes in length, so for a full day session we would recommend 2-3 workshops, leaving room for facilitated discussion or vision building at the end.

6 hours in length plus one hour lunch, 2 short breaks

Minimum of 12 participants, maximum of 25 participants

 

Half-Day Workshops

3 hours in length with one break

Minimum of 12 participants, maximum of 25 participants

These workshops are available to be customized, to provide training sessions tailored to an organization or communities specific needs. Sessions can include a combination of: our GSM 101 workshop, Positive space part 1 or part 2, our IPV workshops for service providers, our IPV PRIDE Organization workshop, our history workshop, and our VAW policy review workshop. Each of these workshops can be 90-120 minutes in length, so for a half day session we would recommend 1-2 workshops, leaving room for facilitated discussion or vision building at the end.

 

Workshops offered for community organizations, corporations, and government offices.

GSM 101 covers:

  • Impact of affirmation and  self-determination
  • Common words to express sexual orientation, gender identity & gender expression in Canada
  • Information about sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds in provincial and federal human rights legislation
  • Basic Q&A session, covering topics of privilege, allyship, and microaggression

Our IPV workshops covers:

  • Sector-specific challenges and best practices for providing inclusive and affirming services;
  • Interpersonal, institutional and systemic discrimination
  • Impacts of racism, classism, cissexism and other systems of oppression
  • Action planning and strategies for implementation of learning

Our IPV PRIDE workshops covers:

  • Sector-specific challenges and best practices for providing inclusive and affirming services;
  • An overview of preventative procedures or strategies, coupled with the inclusion of SOBER spaces
  • Interpersonal, institutional and systemic discrimination
  • Action planning and strategies for implementation of learning

Positive Space Part 1

Positive Space Part 1 is meant as an introductory workshop to start conversations in the workplace to move office culture from tolerance towards celebration. This workshop will begin with a basic overview of terms and will chart the experiences of normative and non-normative LGBTQ communities. Ending topics will include some notes on allyship and discussion, to allow participants the opportunity to action plan for their respective workplaces.

Positive Space Part 2

Building on the first training, this workshop is more discussion based and moves conversations towards an understanding of privilege and systemic discrimination. There will be several options to build on their understanding of queer history (terms, flags, etc) and then discussion based questions to address several situations of potential allyship. The goal of this workshop is to give folks more skills and rhetoric to not only support their Queer colleagues and family members, but to also challenge stigma in the workplace, either personal or organizational. 

VAW Policy Review

This workshop recounts the history of trans exclusionary practices in the VAW sector, which culminated with the Nixon v Vancouver Rape Relief case. The decision gives VRR the exclusive ability to determine who is a woman, until the federal changes involving Bill c-16 have come into effect. This workshop will continue with a review of the health detriments that Transgender folks experience and make the case that organizations need to broaden their scope of clients. Organizations need to adapt their services to be trans inclusive of binary and non-binary Trans folk, who are a marginalized and under served population. The workshop will conclude with a discussion around the organizations mission statement and how this could be adapted to serve a broader client base. 

Fee Structure:

Half-day (3 hours, 1 break and snacks) Full-day (6 hours, 2 breaks and lunch)
Not for Profit $300-400 *sliding scale $500-600 *sliding scale
Government $500-600 $800
Corporate or Larger Unions $600-800 $1000

 

*Minimum of 10 participants, maximum of 25 participants. Exceptions can be made upon agreed amount and number of participants.

If your organization is interested in Positive Space Training, please contact support@ccgsd-ccdgs.org with details.  Please include the following information.

  • Name of contact
  • Name of organization
  • Number and type of workshops requested
  • Estimated date(s) of workshop(s)
  • Estimated number of attendees
  • Any other details such as accommodations, particular topics or focus

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