The CCGSD is committed to building a world without discrimination, built on three pillars: education, research, and advocacy. We believe that education is tied to liberation, and we are committed to playing our part in the movement for a better world.
Below, you will find the CCGSD’s educational workshops divided according to program. Don’t see what you’re looking for? E-mail our Program Manager–we may be able to build something just for you!
To learn more about the principles used in the development of our educational catalogue, view our Mission, Vision, and Values statement.
 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The Investment Case for Education and Equity. January 2015.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
- Grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12
- Runtime: 60 mins (Gr 5-6), 75+ mins (Gr 7+)
- English and French
Our flagship workshop! An introduction to the principles of gender diversity and diverse attraction. This workshop will encourage students to reflect on their own experience of who they are, and how to be respectful to those around them who may be different. It is primarily focused on identifying and avoiding stereotypes, developing confidence in our own diversity, and developing empathy for others.
This workshop is adjusted based on curricular learning objectives for each grade grouping. For more detailed information, please submit a workshop request form.
- Grades 7-12
- 60-90 minutes
- English and French
This interactive, discussed-based Intimate Partner Violence prevention workshop aims to promote healthy relationships and prevent unhealthy relationships and violence by advocating for more self-love, defining the cornerstones of healthy relationships, and improving effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
- Grades 6-8; 10-12
- 60 minutes
- English (French may be available upon request)
This workshop addresses similar topics at both grade levels, but is tied to particular curriculum expectations according to grade.
Grades 6-8: Let’s bust some myths! This workshop dives into the world of biodiversity and some of the weirdest and most awesome animals on the planet. Are there really only two sexes? Are males always bigger than females? Can an animal really be “gay”? All these questions and more will be answered in our whirlwind tour of biodiversity and myths in the animal kingdom.
Relevant curriculum: Understanding Life Systems (Biodiversity)
Grades 10+: This workshop breaks down some of the biggest myths about queer and trans people using cold, hard science. We’ll break down gender vs sex, explain intersex conditions, look at cultural bias in science, and figure out whether or not homosexuality really is “unnatural”. It’s time to think critically!
Relevant curriculum: Grade 10 Science (Biology), Grade 11 Biology (Anatomy of Mammals, Genetics)
INTERSECTIONALITY AND DIVERSITY (I&D)
Length: 60 minutes
This workshop introduces students to the principles of oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. Students are introduced to an opportunity to plot their identities according to their experience with race, gender, social class, family life, ability, and religion. This workshop is an introduction to those uncomfortable but necessary conversations we need to have about why the world is the way it is, and how that experience is unique to each of us. Students will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and multiple aspects of their identity in relation to others around them.
- Grades: 6-12
- Length: 60 minutes
- Languages: English
The aim of this workshop is to give students the opportunity to explore the way we use labels to identify each other and to consider the ways that those labels affect how others think about us, how we behave, and how we think about ourselves. Through better understanding how labels and stereotypes impact us, students can reach a better understanding on how to approach labels and stereotypes.
Length: 60 minutes
While the Intersecting Identities workshop gives an introduction to understanding identity and positionality, Power & Privilege joins as the second part of the Intersecting Identities workshop and helps students dive into a deeper understanding of oppression, power, and privilege. Through interactive questions and thought provoking conversations, students will be able to enhance their understanding of their positionality in society and allow them to navigate the world more effectively.
Professional development training is under review. As a result, we are not currently taking bookings. For further information contact email@example.com .
The CCGSD is currently developing workshops in partnership with community experts and marginalized folks interested in sharing their lived experiences. The presentation of these workshops is subject to each community member’s availability and unique requirements.
If you have a unique community perspective and would be interested to share it with children and youth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this time, we are prioritizing partnership opportunities with Two Spirit and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour).