Workplace Inclusion

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2SLGBTQI Workplace Inclusion

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 2SLGBTQI inclusion and safer space.

Egale promotes and fosters the human rights and equitable inclusion of Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (2SLGBTQI) people in community, schools, and work through consultation, programs and services, training & development and community engagement.

By recruiting, retaining and advancing 2SLGBTQI employees, organizations increase their ability to compete for talent, minimize attrition costs, and gain wider access to 2SLGBTQI 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 2SLGBTQI 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.

  1. Setting the standard: Learn from Canada’s social justice champion, a force behind the Equal Marriage Act and 14 Supreme Court victories for 2SLGBTQI human rights. For nearly three decades, we’ve excelled in delivering premium learning solutions to federal public service, private sector and non-profit organizations. Our expertise extends across every organizational level, from management functional teams to the broader employee groups, ensuring holistic growth and learning opportunities for everyone. 
  1. Authenticity and empathy-building: Get real with our expert 2SLGBTQI trainers bringing lived experiences to the heart of learning and allowing you to walk in others’ shoes to forge connections that transcend differences. You’ll not only gain knowledge but also connect with the content on a deep, emotional level, making the experience truly meaningful.  
  1. Intersectional approach: We recognize that 2SLGBTQI issues often intersect with other aspects of identity. Our training delves into these intersections, giving you a comprehensive understanding of how your social location shapes the world around you and impacts others. 
  1. Precision in language: Complex and sensitive topics become clear and accessible with our use of thoughtful and accessible language. We believe in conveying even the most intricate ideas in a way that anyone can grasp and appreciate regardless of their background or prior knowledge. 
  1. Real-life application: We’ve put a lot of effort and expertise into creating research-backed learning solutions that stick. What you learn with us isn’t just theoretical; it’s highly practical and immediately applicable to your daily life. We ensure that you leave with the tools to make a tangible difference.
  1. Your safety, our priority: We take your concerns seriously, proactively address them and create a supportive, open, inclusive, and non-judgmental learning environment where every voice is heard and valued. Our philosophy is that no question is a bad question as long as it is asked respectfully.  
  1. Time-valued learning: Your time is precious. We’ve carefully structured the content to respect your commitments and ensure your learning journey is both enjoyable and efficient. 
  1. Immersive production: Experience education like never before with impactful firsthand stories, polls, games, Q&A sessions other interactive elements seamlessly woven into an engaging structured presentation. Your learning journey guided by our expert trainers will be captivating and immersive, leaving a lasting impact and inspiring a true change. Simply put it’s not a lecture; a voyage of discovery you won’t forget.  
  1. Accessibility: Accessibility isn’t an afterthought it’s at the core of our approach. We adhere to best practices in education to improve the accessibility of our training materials for learners with diverse needs. 
  2. Bilingual excellence: We place great importance in offering our learning solutions in both official languages making them more accessible to learners with diverse linguistic needs across Canada.  

Workplace Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Workplace Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity is a 90-minute live facilitated interactive training session that introduces participants to the diverse identities and experiences captured by the 2SLGBTQI acronym, and gets them thinking about the workplace norms and practices that contribute to an unwelcoming atmosphere for 2SLGBTQI identifying persons. These ideas are then used to ground a discussion on the importance of respectful and inclusive language. Participants will gain awareness of the critical importance of fostering safer and more inclusive work spaces, and will leave with tips on how to be more affirming and supportive in their interactions with 2SLGBTQI colleagues, clients/guests, and other interested parties. This is a foundational training that everyone should start their 2SLGBTQI inclusion journey with and our best seller.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Everyone

This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism content


2SLGBTQI Workplace Inclusion: Considerations for Leadership

2SLGBTQI Workplace Inclusion: Considerations for Leadership explores what it means to lead 2SLGBTQI-inclusive teams. Discrimination based on gender and sexuality can manifest in a multitude of overt and subtle ways across workplace that can have significant impacts on the organization and its staff. Participants will learn to use a three-lens model to uncover potential barriers for 2SLGBTQI people within the organization’s existing practices and consider more inclusive alternatives. By exploring promising practices across functional areas, participants will leave equipped with concrete, practical tips for leading inclusion efforts within their workplace.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Individuals in leadership roles in any sector

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace: Fostering Inclusive Teams

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace: Fostering Inclusive Teams introduces teams to basic concepts and practical tips for supporting gender diverse staff within the organization. Discussion topics include trans and non-binary identities, gender affirming transitions, common barriers to workplace inclusion for trans and non-binary people, and best practices around language and personal information. First-person accounts of trans workplace experiences and interactive Q&A help participants to connect concepts and reflect on what they can do to support trans and non-binary colleagues. This session provides a safe arena for participants to develop shared understandings of what it means to work in a trans-positive workplace. The session is delivered by a facilitator with a trans lived experience enabling them to speak to content through direct experience, while also lending concreteness and immediacy to the material and supporting empathy-building in participants.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Individuals in leadership roles in any sector

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace: Considerations for Managers and Supervisors

Trans Inclusion in the Workplace: Considerations for Managers and Supervisors explores what it means to lead gender-diverse teams. Transphobia can manifest in a multitude of overt and subtle ways across workplace, from interpersonal interactions to structural barriers. This session invites participants to reflect on existing organizational and personal practices that might be presenting barriers for trans and non-binary staff and consider more inclusive alternatives. By exploring best practices for inclusion across functional areas, participants will also develop a foundational understanding of their potential role in supporting staff transitioning in the workplace.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Individuals in leadership roles in any sector

Sports Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Sports Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity is an interactive session where participants are introduced to gender identity and gender expression as components of a person’s identity and as grounds protected in human rights legislation. Learners will also explore the ways in which popular myths and traditional sports structures continue to disenfranchise trans and gender diverse Canadian athletes. Consideration will be given to how these issues play out in both competitive and recreational sport environments, and to how coaches, administrators, umpires, and members can help to foster safer and more inclusive spaces for trans and gender diverse persons in the organization.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Coaches, sports administrators and others who work in sport.

2SLGBTQI History in Canada

2SLGBTQI History in Canada explores the evolution of societal perceptions and attitudes toward 2SLGBTQI people from pre-colonialization to today. Participants will gain an understanding of the events, including Pride, that have influenced Canadian society and continue to shape 2SLGBTQI communities. This session will discuss Indigenous, Black, and Western contributions to our understanding of 2SLGBTQI history and how these perspectives inform our current advocacy. This is our latest learning product which is a particularly great option to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Lesbophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) which was created in Canada, the Pride Month or other notable 2SLGBTQI awareness day.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Everyone

2SLGBTQI Inclusion for Mental Health and Social Service Providers

2SLGBTQI Inclusion for Mental Health and Social Service Providers​ invites participants to delve into the complex natures of human gender, attraction, and personal identity. Participants will consider the impacts of cultural and structural biases within Canada’s mental health systems on the mental health and well-being of 2SLGBTQI people. These ideas are then used to ground discussions sensitizing participants to practices that can compromise client trust and use inclusive language as a component of fostering safer and more inclusive services and programs. Participants will leave the session equipped with strategies that can be implemented immediately in their professional practice, along with further resources to support their continued learning.

Available Formats:

  • Webinar
  • In-person

This Education Is Ideal For:

  • Psychologists, mental health nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, personal support workers, palliative, and long-term care workers.

Custom training: If our standard training offerings do not quite match your specific requirements, our team will be delighted to partner with you to design and deliver a customized learning solution that meets your unique needs. Contact us today, and let us craft a training program that suits you perfectly.

We provide a comprehensive review of your organization’s policies, procedures, guidelines, manuals, and various communication materials, including public statements, social media posts, website content, posters, flyers, press releases and more – all with a focus on 2SLGBTQI inclusion.

Our aim is to align your practices with best standards and help you create a more welcoming, respectful, equitable and representative workplace that attracts a diverse talent and enhances your organizational identity.  

Discover insights from Canada’s leading 2SLGBTQI subject matter experts. Our engaging speakers cover a range of 2SLGBTQI-related topics such as education, employment, family, hate crimes, healthcare, intersectionality, legal rights, queer politics, and many more.

Gain valuable knowledge to foster a more inclusive and safer environment while celebrating Canada’s diverse identity at your event.

Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Trans and Nonbinary Inclusion
  • Bisexual and Pansexual Identities
  • Pride Season
  • 2SLGBTQI History in Canada
  • Practicing Allyship in the Workplace and Beyond
  • The Changing Reality of Canadian Families: 2SLGBTQI Parents and their Children
  • Global Divide on SOGIESC Rights

Additional speaking engagements are available upon request.

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