Training & Workshops

Move your organization toward equitable diversity & inclusion.

Our team is here to support you on your journey to becoming more inclusive. We believe in meeting you where you are and taking it from there.

Egale offers first in class inclusion training across every sector. Our expert facilitators and custom workshops have the ability to cover everything from the basics to advanced training on specific areas of LGBTQI2S inclusion. Whether you’re looking to make your school more welcoming, engage your employees and improve culture or you are simply looking to keep up with the times – we’ve got a training or workshop for you.

Workplace Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Egale offers private, public and not-for-profit sector organizations reliable, high-quality training and development for professional, management and organizational development on both a local and national scale. We aim to help clients develop the strategy, motivation, and accountability required to foster LGBTQI2S inclusion and safer space.

Egale promotes and fosters the human rights and equitable inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and Two Spirit  (LGBTQI2S) people in community, schools, and work through consultation, programs and services, training & development and community engagement.

By recruiting, retaining and advancing LGBTQI2S employees, organizations increase their ability to compete for talent, minimize attrition costs, and gain wider access to LGBTQI2S consumer markets.

There is greater demand for and increased value of companies stocks because of expected benefits of diversity and inclusion policies. Top 5 companies with currently most popular stocks have LGBTI inclusive policies in place  – CNN Business, 2019

30%

of LGBTQ employees in Canada report experiencing discrimination in the workplace compared to only 3% of non-LGBTQ employees


49%

of trans people are turned down or suspect they were turned down for a job because they were trans


30%

of openly LGBTQI2S people leave their workplaces because they feel unwelcome or unsupported by management.


92%

of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies feel that diversity policies (including sexual orientation and gender identity) are good for business.

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One-hour presentation

90-min Interactive Webinar

An introduction to LGBTQI2S identities and common workplace inclusion practices.

Designed and delivered by leading subject matter experts in Canada, our compelling virtually facilitated 90-minute interactive webinar on Workplace for Gender and Sexual Diversity teaches participants to create supportive conditions and foster positive interpersonal and institutional relationships with LGBTQI2S identifying stakeholders.

Our webinar helps audiences build their allyship skills and capacity for culturally informed practice through a structured presentation, first-person case scenarios, and expert Q&A. Participants leave the webinar with both inspirations and tips for beginning to effect positive changes across the organization.

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Custom Training Sessions

At Egale, our team will work with you to develop and deliver a customized learning solution that meets your organizations unique training needs

We offer custom sessions upon request. This is a great option for organizations that have already undergone foundational training (90-min interactive webinar). Customization is ideal for organizations looking to address specific issues, applications, or skill requirements related to a particular job function (e.g. customer service), departmental role (e.g. HR, executive leadership), or sector.

Custom sessions are especially popular among organizations specializing in the areas of education, finance and banking, health care, hospitality, justice, law enforcement, policy and data analysis, sports, etc.

Book a session for your school team

Are your schools safe spaces?

64%

of LGBTQI2S students reported feeling unsafe at school.

Egale supports Canada’s vision of safer and accepting schools for all by delivering FREE professional development workshops to every school.

Workshops provide participants with:

  • A deeper understanding of the impact homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and feeling unsafe have on student success and performance;
  • Concrete strategies for creating safer schools for all students and staff by addressing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with confidence;
  • Free comprehensive resources to support inclusive classroom teaching and school-wide strategies;
  • Opportunities to network and share resources with other schools and teachers.

We encourage you to attend with a school team that includes at least on administrator, though individual attendance is also welcome. These workshops are specifically designed for individuals who have had less exposure to LGBTQI2S issues.

What educators & administrators are saying about these workshops:

“I have been to many workshops in the past 30 years, very few of them have actually shifted my thinking and galvanized me to action. But the information and synergy in this workshop were powerful. Believing in equity is not enough for me anymore. I intend to start moving this community.”

“This was one of the most comprehensive sessions on LGBTQ inclusion that I have attended. The focus on proactive strategies is powerful and easily applicable.”

“The workshop facilitators are very knowledgeable, intuitive and accepting. They created a safe space for us to learn and ask challenging questions of ourselves and others”

Egale has a history of supporting international development assistance goals

Egale delivered LGBTQI inclusion training sessions for the national law enforcement services in Montenegro (2012) and St. Vincent and Grenadine (2017), as part of the Report Homophobic Violence, Period program in partnership with the Toronto Police Service.

Egale collaborated with the Commonwealth Secretariat to identify the states that are prime for the national law enforcement training and worked with various national and international civil society organizations for delivery of trainings overseas.

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