A New Online Training Program for Parents and Guardians of 2SLGBTQI Youth

Are you a parent or caregiver to
a 2SLGBTQI child 16 and under?

Egale’s free online Affirming Adults workshops can help you learn more about 2SLGBTQI youth and mental health, gender and sexual diversity, and introduce you to practical strategies for creating affirming and supportive spaces. 

This online training is for parents and guardians of 2SLGBTQI youth ages 16 and under.

Supportive and affirming adults are essential to the health and well-being of 2SLGBTQI youth, and the active role of an affirming adult can be vitally important compared to lukewarm tolerances or discrimination 2SLGBTQI young people may encounter.

Education for supportive adults is an important step in ensuring healthy and affirming conditions are being fostered actively at home and beyond. This is where Egale’s Affirming Adults Supporting 2SLGBTQI Youth comes in. 


Participants will take part in a two connected webinar

Online Training Dates and Locations

Participation at the Affirming Adults 101 training is required before attending the Affirming Parents & Caregivers 201

Affirming Adults 101

  • February 7, 2024
  • 1pm-3pm ET
  • via Zoom Webinar

Affirming Adults 101

  • March 6, 2024
  • 6pm-8pm ET
  • via Zoom Webinar

Affirming Parents & Caregivers 201

  • February 22, 2024
  • 1pm-3pm ET
  • via Zoom Webinar

Affirming Parents & Caregivers 201

  • March 21, 2024
  • 6pm-8pm ET
  • via Zoom Webinar

This workshop is also available in Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador in an in-person format. Learn more here.

Online Intervention Research

Egale Canada will be conducting research on the effectiveness of the Affirming Adults 101 (Part 1) and Affirming Parents and Caregivers 201 (Part 2) training for parents and caregivers of 2SLGBTQI children who are 12 years old and under. All parents and caregivers who enroll in the workshops and have a 2SLGBTQI child who is 12 years old and under will be automatically enrolled in the process of evaluating the training, which will help us improve it in the future. If you do not wish to participate in the evaluation, please contact research@egale.ca

What does the research entail?

Participation in the research involves completing:

  1. a short survey (15-20 minutes) prior to the event.
  2. a follow-up survey (15-20 minutes) within 24 hours of completing the training.
  3. a short (15-20 minutes) survey 8-12 weeks after the event.

Participants who complete the follow-up survey 8-12 weeks after the event will be entered in a draw for a chance to win 1 of 5 $25 gift cards.

In addition, we are seeking workshop participants to attend focus groups, in which parents and caregivers of 2SLGBTQI children will have the opportunity to share their experiences. Participants for the 45–60-minute focus groups will be selected on a first-come first-served basis (12 people per focus groups). The focus groups will take place in The focus groups will take place February 26 at 1:00pm ET and March 25 at 1:00pm ET. We will also keep a waitlist for people who wish to participate but are not initially selected.

For further questions please contact research@egale.ca

This project was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

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Thank you to our promotional partners, PFLAG Grand Falls-Windsor, PFLAG St. John’s and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity