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of LGBTQ employees in Canada report experiencing discrimination in the workplace compared to only 3% of non-LGBTQ employees
of trans people are turned down or suspect they were turned down for a job because they were trans
of openly LGBTQI2S people leave their workplaces because they feel unwelcome or unsupported by management.
of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies feel that diversity policies (including sexual orientation and gender identity) are good for business.
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
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.
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.
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.
Workplace Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity
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An introduction to LGBTQI2S identities and common workplace inclusion practices.
This informational presentation introduces participants to the diverse identities and experiences of LGBTQI2S people. Participants are encouraged to think critically about workplace norms and practices that contribute to an unwelcoming atmosphere for LGBTQI2S people. Throughout the training, participants gain awareness of the critical importance of fostering safer and more inclusive work spaces, and will leave with tangible tools and tips on how to be more affirming and supportive in their interactions with LGBTQI2S colleagues and clients.
Building on the one-hour presentation, this engaging workshop delves into the business impacts of workplace inclusion.
This workshop engages participants to consider the complex ways in which gender, attraction, and identity impact their own lives and careers, and how these same factors can impact the experiences of their LGBTQI2S peers. Participants will also explore the ways in which bias and social norms can undermine an organization’s equity efforts and maintain a discriminatory working atmosphere. Participants will leave with new tools they can apply right away to help ensure their teams and work place are safer and more inclusive.
With the HRPA seal of approval, this workshop goes above and beyond to provide your team with the skills they need to build a truly inclusive workplace.
This half-day workshop builds participants’ understanding and communication skills related to the diverse identities and experiences of LGBTQI2S individuals. This lively and interactive session uses case studies, group work, and discussions to help participants develop an appreciation for the various ways in which social norms and dynamics can impact LGBTQI2S and other minoritized individuals in the workplace. By adopting an organizational lens, participants will learn the various structures, skills and behaviours that can help make their workplace safer, more welcoming, and more inclusive for LGBTQI2S people. By the end of this workshop, participants will be equipped with new tools, strategies, and a personal plan for acting in allyship with LGBTQI2S people in their workplaces and communities.
At Egale, our team will work with you to meet your unique diversity and inclusion goals.
We will work with you and your team to develop custom workshops upon request. Through customization, we create solutions that best suit the unique needs of your team. Customization is ideal for organizations looking to address specific issues, applications, or skill requirements related to a particular job function, departmental role, or sector.
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Are your schools safe spaces?
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.
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 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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