Inclusive Schools

Together we can create safe and inclusive schools for 2SLGBTQI students.

Egale Canada’s national report, Still In Every Class in Every School, shows that 2SLGBTQI students continue to face homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia at school. This reality in our schools is in addition to the undeniable rise in anti-2SLGBTQI hate that we are seeing across Canada and around the world. 

This is why it’s more important than ever that we all come together to create safe and inclusive schools for 2SLGBTQI students.

Egale has a comprehensive suite of Inclusive Schools resources specifically tailored for all members of our school communities including teachers, students, administrators, and parents/guardians. Our resources include curriculum-aligned toolkits with videos, classroom materials, and discussion questions, downloadable school posters, educational webinars, training sessions, and more.

Join us in building inclusive schools with our crafted collection of live facilitator-led online and in-person workshops! Choose from our inclusion school workshop topics:

From time to time, Egale offers the above workshops to the school community for free, thanks to our generous partners and sponsors. Check out our Free Workshops page to see if there are upcoming free sessions.

Resources for Educators

Egale’s Inclusive Schools resources
 include specifically tailored resources for all members of our school communities including teachers, students, administrators, and parents/guardians. Resources include introductory information, guidebooks, curriculum-aligned toolkits with videos, classroom materials, and discussion questions; downloadable school posters; educational webinars; and more.

Still in Every Class, in Every School Report

Still in Every Class in Every School (2021) surveyed students across Canada about their experiences with homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, harassment, mental health and sense of safety, and support at school. ➤ Read this Report

Classroom Resources

Relearn and React Series

A collection of ready-to-use toolkits with companion videos that highlight 2SLGBTQI representation and inclusion within the Ontario curriculum for grades 7-11.

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Four-Step Guides to Empowerment

These three guides are for 2SLGBTQI students, parents/guardians, and educators to support empowerment, resilience, and self-advocacy in the school community and beyond.

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2SLGBTQI Inclusion Posters

By displaying inclusive posters, schools can send a powerful message that discrimination and prejudice have no place within their walls. They provide crucial visibility for 2SLGBTQI individuals, helping to combat stereotypes and stigmas while fostering a greater sense of belonging.

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Preparing Students for the Transition of a Trans or Gender Diverse Peer

If you have a student transitioning to affirm their gender identity in your class, use this guide to prepare your students for the transition of one and do your best to minimize potential bullying and harassment, as well as equip classmates to
be friends and allies.

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Egale Canada is considered an expert in creating inclusive schools due to our longstanding commitment to 2SLGBTQI rights and advocacy within educational settings.

Reasons why Egale Canada is recognized for its expertise in fostering inclusivity within schools:

  1. Research: Egale conducts research and advocacy work to identify barriers to inclusivity within schools and develops evidence-based strategies to address them. This research-driven approach enhances our expertise in creating inclusive educational environments.
  2. Collaboration with Schools: Egale collaborates with schools, school boards, community organizations, and government agencies to implement inclusive practices and programs. These partnerships allow Egale to leverage resources and expertise from various sectors to create more comprehensive and sustainable approaches to inclusivity.
  3. Advocacy Efforts: Egale advocates for the rights of 2SLGBTQI students and educators, pushing for policy changes, resource allocation, and cultural shifts that promote inclusivity and equality within schools.
  4. Experience and Track Record: Egale has a long history of working within educational settings to promote 2SLGBTQI rights and inclusivity. Over the years, they have accumulated experience, insights, and best practices that contribute to their expertise in creating inclusive schools.

By combining these factors, Egale Canada has established ourselves as a leading authority on 2SLGBTQI inclusivity within educational settings, earning recognition for our expertise in this crucial area.

Survey Says…

After taking our workshops, 82% of participants feel better equipped to share knowledge of 2SLGBTQI identities and experiences in their classrooms and with others across the school community.

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