Safer Spaces provides organizational assessments, professional development workshops, and consultation services to create more inclusive programs and workplaces for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
Organizations engaged in our program can display Safer Spaces poster and stickers to demonstrate their commitment to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
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Our services are created to address the diverse needs of 2SLGBTQ+ peoples by addressing institutional barriers to inclusion. Our interactive workshops offer a shared learning experience that provides front line staff with concrete strategies for their work, while our consultation services guide management towards creating a more inclusive environment institutional best practices.
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How Inclusive is your Workplace?
Find out how your company ranks by taking our 2-Minute Quiz on Organizational 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion!
OUR WORK SO FAR
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2SLGBTQ+ people who are wanting to access your services are looking for clues indicating that they are welcomed. People will believe that you are unsafe until proven otherwise. Make it easy for someone to choose you because they know you’re working on creating more inclusive and accessible spaces!
Employees are more productive and meaningful team members when a workplace culture is welcoming and supportive. Help to shape the internal workplace culture by participating in the program and supporting existing 2SLGBTQ+ employees or attract new ones!
People expect and deserve the right to feel comfortable to either access services or work in a space that is supportive and inclusive of their identity. Create an industry standard by participating in the program and becoming a community leader!
Lack of Community
Even though around 10% of the population identifies with the 2SLGBTQ+ community and lots of progress has been made over the years, 2SLGBTQ+ people are still feeling a lack of societal acceptance and the inability to be out about their identity.
The mental health of 2SLGBTQ+ people is impacted by accumulated stigma, prejudice and discrimination, leading to higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide than general population.
Lack of Inclusive Services
Studies show that 2SLGBTQ+ people are more likely to either leave their home region to access more inclusive services, or hide their identity from their service provider, resulting in inadequate services and unmet needs.