Our mission is to build a future without discrimination for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and communities. We work with schools and youth to teach comprehensive sex education, queer history, and about the intersection of our identies to ensure that queer and trans youth don’t feel alone.

Our educational offering shares knowledge with youth, educators, and youth supporters to address gaps in education around 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their experiences.

Our workshops & trainings

In-School Workshops: As part of our core educational programs we create and deliver workshops in schools for youth in Grades 4 to 12 in order to fill the gap in school curriculum on 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC identities and experiences.

Our bookings for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. Interested in youth-focused programming? Check out our ongoing projects for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth!​

Professional Development Workshops: Through our Inclusivity Workshop and Training Program we offer a host of workshops for youth-focused organizations to help support your work with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. Book your training today!

Professional Development: Inclusivity Workshops and Training Program

Note: We only provide professional development to those that work directly with youth such as Educators in the K-12 and PSE system, School Boards and youth serving organizations.

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) offers inclusivity workshops and training (workshops, trainings, resource development, presence as panelists) in alignment with its mission and committment to to build and empower gender and sexually diverse and advance awareness and rights of these communities in an effort to create a better world free of discrimination. 

The workshops and training are available to organizations of all sizes across sectors that work directly with youth.

These professional development services are outside of our core programming delivery,  providing free workshops and programming to youth.

Themes/Topics we offer

We align our professional development offerings with our current educational focuses. Below is a breakdown of some offerings that are available under each subject area. Please note that that is not an exhaustive list and offerings can be tailored to the specific needs of the organization/group.

  • Gender and Sexuality 101 and associated topics
    • Gender Identity, Expression, Biological Sex
    • Pronouns and Gender
  • Allyship 101 (specifically around 2SLGBTQIA+ people)
    • Organizational best practices to promote safer spaces for 2SLGBTQI+ staff, clients and community members
    • How to intervene when you observe discrimination and microaggressions
  • Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ clients, patients, and service users
    • Diversifying Sexual Health Information/Services
    • Making the information available more inclusive of gender and sexually diverse folks, specifically trans folks
  • Queer Pasts: Intro to 2SLGBTQIA+ History in Canada
    • An introduction to 2SLGBTQIA+ History and entry points into thinking about queer and trans history in and beyond Canada
  • The History of the Medicalization of Queer and Trans Identities
    • Exploring the ways that queer and trans identities have been medicalized, and how this medicalization has been experienced, and also navigated by 2SLGBTQIA+ community
    • Use of case studies as ways to engage with this history
  • Caring for 2SLGBTQIA+ stories and experiences in your Historical work
    • Best practices for engaging with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, specifically queer and trans youth, within your historical work
  • Engaging 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth in Canadian History
    • How to support 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in seeing themselves represented in ‘Canadian History’: practices on how to bring 2SLGBTQIA+ experiences and histories into your classrooms / work
  • Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
    • 101 level and deeper
  • Intersecting Identities
    • Unpacking understanding about identity, intersectionality, privilege, power, oppression, labels
  • Power and Privilege
    • Intersecting Identities Part 2 – deeper exploration of intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression
  • Challenging Conversion Practices: Understanding Bill C-4, Conversion Practices, and Support Systems for Organizations
    • A know your rights workshop targeted to educate on Bill-C4, conversion practices and what supports look like.
How people book

Interested parties can request professional development services via our website and filling out a form.


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 Mofi Badmos, Manager of Programs.

At this time, we are prioritizing partnership opportunities with Two Spirit and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour).

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