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The CCGSD is committed to building a world without discrimination, built on three pillars: education, research, and advocacy. We know that education has many benefits to the people who access it: education has been shown to reduce child mortality and increase civic engagement. Crucially, education helps develop individual resiliency as well as social cohesion. It reduces poverty and its effects can be tracked over generations.[1] In short: 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 the 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.

 [1] United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The Investment Case for Education and Equity. January 2015.

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Popular Workshops

These are our most popular workshops that team education wanted to highlight. For further inquiries please contact eliot@ccgsd-ccdgs.org

Education

  • Grades 6-9, 10-12
  • 60-90 minutes
  • 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 and identity as well as promote respect for others’ identities. (For intermediate and secondary students, we’ll even tell you what all those letters in the 2SLGBTQIA+ stand for!).

The integration of LGBTQ+ allyship and intersectionality can be added in the 90-minute version of this workshop.

  • Grades 8+
  • 60 minutes
  • English

This workshop sheds light on Asexual and Aromantic identities and the role of their respective communities in the greater 2SGLBTQ+ community. We will be addressing some fundamental barriers to the youth learning about 2SLGBTQ+ identities, such as compulsory sexuality, and homonormativity. Students will learn about the Asexual and Aromantic communities, as well as challenge their perception of romantic and sexual relationships.

  • 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 10-12
  • 60-90 minutes
  • English

This workshop introduces students to the principles of oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. With an interactive activity, students will be invited to plot their identities according to their experiences with race, gender, social class, family life, ability, and religion. This workshop is the beginning of those hard 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 10-12
  • 60 minutes
  • English

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!

  • Grades 7-12+
  • 60 minutes
  • English and French

This workshop is geared towards students in advocacy clubs/initiatives such as GSA’s; we provide students with insight into the importance of community-led events in activism and advocacy work. Students will leave the workshop with a step-by-step guide to planning events to spread awareness on LGBTQ+ focussed initiatives, including logistics, advertising, incorporating diversity and accessibility. 

History

  • Grades 7-12, Adults
  • 60-90 minutes
  • English and French

This workshop explores key moments in queer and trans history from a Canadian lense. We begin with pre-colonial gender and sexual diversity within Indigenous communities and move through a timeline that highlights important events, legislation changes, and the establishment of a 2SLGBTQ+ rights movement in the country. Participants will also be introduced to community activists who play a significant role in pushing for inclusion, recognition, and celebration. The workshop includes interactive segments and a discussion-based portion for deeper reflection.

professional Development

Professional development training is under review. As a result, we are not currently taking bookings. For further information contact eliot@ccgsd-ccdgs.org .

in-partnership

  • Grades 9-12, Adults
  • 60-90 minutes
  • English

Our cultural assumption is that sex is binary, and that it can be determined ‘by looking.’ Science shows us that it is more complicated than that. There are many ways to measure sex, which don’t always show the same sex. What issues do intersex people face, if they don’t fit into our cultural preferences and norms for genital appearance? How much information does the pants check really give?  This workshop also explores intersex in different cultures, and how to be an ally.

Contact: intersex@ccgsd-ccdgs.org

These workshops are developed as paid partnerships with community members. The presentation of these workshops is subject to community member’s availability and will need inquires to those respective partners. 

We are also always looking to expand our workshop partners with members of the communities. If you are interested in sharing your story, experiances, or knowlege on topics such as Two-Spirit, BIPOC, BLM, Intersex…etc, please contact eliot@ccgsd-ccdgs.org

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