2SLGBTQI+ Service Providers’ Summit

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is proud to present the 2019 2SLGBTQI+ Service Providers’ Summit, January 11-13th, 2019, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, located at 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7.

We are pleased to bring this event back for the fourth year to focus on the diverse work of service providers across Canada. Join us for three days of workshops, presentations, and round table discussions about the current landscape of 2SLGBTQI+ service provision. Our goal is to give service providers a network of professional support and informational assets that will strengthen our presence, and in doing so, strengthen the bonds of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

Summit participants will be given hands-on instruction from professionals across the country. We will also be hosting presenters from 2SLGBTQI+ coalitions, clinics, and other community organizations who are uniquely positioned to provide perspectives on the issues faced by 2SLGBTQI+ persons nationwide, and the best practices to reach them with education, support, and resources.

The Summit will also provide a space for meeting, networking, and building local and national relationships that will help us better serve our communities, and create conduits to share information, love and support for each other!

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Registration, Summit Schedule and FAQs:

Based on feedback from the last summit, this three day event will feature six main programming themes:

  • Leadership and Government Engagement
  • Two-Spirit, BIPOC, Women, Queer & Trans issues and inclusion
  • Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs), Harm Reduction and Self Care
  • Intimate Partner Violence Prevention in 2SLGBTQI+ Relationships
  • Systematic & Lateral Discrimination in Queer Communities including discussion on people with disabilities, power & privilege
  • Funding, Grant Writing and Best Practices

*Special sessions will be held for executive directors, board chairs and presidents on funding, how to manage staff and dealing with inter-community conflict.

Summit Highlights: 

  • Workshops, seminars and presentations specifically tailored to front-line service providers, to give them the practical tools to help them best reach individuals and groups in need
  • Keynote speakers (to be announced in October, 2018)
  • The opportunity to meet, greet, mingle and learn with allies from across Canada


General Information:

Who from my organization should attend?

We welcome anyone who wants to attend that is from an organization that provides services to LGBTQ2S+ people.

We do have a priority for organizational decision makers, board members, and senior management-level staff as critical stakeholders based on a grant that we received to make this event possible. Ideally, Summit participants will be authorized to allocate resources to projects, and commit to new programming on behalf of their organizations and we will have specific programming to meet the needs of these people.

How do I register?

Registration is open.

Please fill out the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/Li820motiUdrdUTK2 and then pay your registration fees: https://jersvision.myshopify.com/collections/gala-events

Conference Fees

Early Bird Conference fees are as follows:

$300 for small non-profits

$325 for large organizations

$350 for government/for-profit businesses

This fee covers breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks, speakers, tech and CCGSD staff/admin for the three days. Scholarships are available to cover part or all of this fee if needed.

What is included in the Summit?

Attendance at the Summit includes access to all keynote speeches, general sessions, breakout sessions, workshops, seminars, and presentations. Nametags and a welcome package are also included.

How do I apply for scholarship funding?

Scholarship applications are now closed!

Please note that scholarship applications are only valid once you have filled out the registration form.

What is the schedule of the day? What are the workshops?

Please see below for the ‘Summit Schedule’, ‘Summit Booklet’ and ‘Workshop Description, Goals and Presenter Bio’ links.

We acknowledge that this is a very full three days of workshops. Please make your travel plans so that you are able to attend the whole summit if possible. We suggest either travelling home Sunday evening or Monday morning after the summit.

2019 LGBTQ2S+ Service Providers’ Summit – Summit Schedule PDF

2019 LGBTQ2S+ Service Providers’ Summit Booklet – Complete PDF

Workshop Descriptions, Goals and Presenter Bios – Complete PDF

When can I register for workshops and presentations?

Advance registration for workshops is now available! Please click on the link below 🙂


When can I register to give a workshop?

Please indicate your interest in giving a workshop as well as the potential topic in the registration form. All interested presenters will be contacted within the coming month as the schedule is adjusted. You can also email action@ccgsd-ccdgs.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Do you have hotel recommendations?

For those still seeking accommodations, we are partnered with The Ottawa Marriott Hotel. This hotel is located at 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5R7.

If you will be paying your own accommodation, a dedicated website is now available for you to book your hotel room online. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-853-8463 and referencing the summit or at this web address: https://book.passkey.com/e/49759270.

We have a special group rate so make sure to state that you are there to attend the summit.

Travel by VIA Rail!

We have a partnership with VIA Rail and therefore have funding for travel by train. If VIA Rail is accessible to you, please use this resource. Contact Garry at action@ccgsd-ccdgs.org for bookings.

Is there a per diem for meals outside of the Summit hours (ie. during travel or dinners)?

We are unable to offer per diems for meals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Summit, but we respectfully request that participants be responsible for their own evening meals. Suggestions for affordable, local options are included in our “Frequently Asked Questions” above.

Where, when, and what time?

The event will be held from January 11-13th, in Ottawa at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, K1P 5R7. Summit events will take place during the day, with optional events at night.

Cancellation Policy

You have until December 1st for a full refund of conference fees, hotel and travel.

Refunds past this date will be made on a case by case basis (i.e., extenuating circumstances)

If you are receiving a scholarship and we reimburse your travel, you will have to return all of the money that we reimbursed you for.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact our coordinator Garry by email at action@ccgsd-ccdgs.org or by phone at 613-400-1875