Join us for Draw the Line Against Transphobic Violence, a free, 90-minute, instructor-led webinar that will help participants recognize and intervene in these harmful dynamics, and build skills for fostering cultures of consent, gender inclusion, and healthier relationships overall. Register below!
This session is designed for educators, administrators, and staff in both secondary and post-secondary schools.
Please note that having a foundational understanding of trans identities and gender diversity prior to the webinar is recommended. Brush up on basic concepts below!
Egale’s recent report, “Still in Every Class in Every School”, revealed that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain rampant in Canadian schools (Peter et al., 2021). The study confirms that school conditions are particularly troubling for trans and nonbinary students, who were also the group most likely to report experiencing almost all forms of victimization; including verbal, physical and sexual harassment.
59% of trans respondents had been targets of mean rumours or lies, and 79% of trans students who had been the victims of physical harassment reported that teachers and staff were ineffective in addressing transphobic harassment.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Draw the Line Against Transphobic Violence
For additional inquiries or to schedule a free Draw the Line webinar for your school community on a specific date, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Draw The Line Against Transphobic Violence materials include descriptions of transphobia, misgendering, transphobic sexual harassment and discussions of physical/sexual violence as well as descriptions of transmisogynist language and imagery.
Education designed to help learners identify and address patterns of harm, necessarily contains specific and somewhat detailed discussions of what constitutes that harm.
For anyone who has been personally impacted by similar experiences, this type of content may, on one hand, make a person feel seen and validated, and on the other, trigger feelings of deep hurt. We want to emphasize the importance of prioritizing taking care of yourselves and your fellow learners during these difficult conversations. Stepping away from the discussion at any point, or opting out entirely are both valid forms of taking care of yourself and should be supported by educators and activity leaders. This is an example of a way that we model cultures of consent. We encourage you to connect with affirming and supportive people in your lives and whenever needed, to make use of the support resources we’ve posted below.
Brush up on the basics!
Naming the Problem
Transformative Learning and Strategy
Cultivating Cultures of Consent
Fostering Trans and Gender Affirming Climates
Putting Learning to Action
Putting Learning to Action I – Strategizing Allyship Response and Active Bystander Intervention
Putting Learning to Action II – Raising Cultural Change Agents
Action Planning Worksheet
Trans Lifeline | 1-877-330-6366 | translifeline.org
Trans lifeline is non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people staffed by trans people for trans people. Volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
LGBT YouthLine | 1 800 268 9688 | youthline.ca
Toll-free service provided for LGBTQ youth by LGBTQ youth in Ontario. Offer support, information, and referrals specific to your concerns.
Kids Help Phone | 1 800 668 6868 | kidshelpphone.ca
Canada’s only toll-free, 24 hour bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Every day, professional cousellors provide support to young people across the country.
Friends of Ruby (Formerly Egale Youth Outreach) | 416-359-0237 | friendsofruby.ca
Support services, housing and counselling for LGBTQI2S Youth.
For more information on the Draw-The-Line project and partners, visit the website.
Draw The Line Against Transphobic Violence was previously offered as an in-person half day workshop to both students and educators. To comply with safety and best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new iteration of DTL has been adapted into a new webinar to go along with new lesson plans and resources. Click here to learn more about the previous version.