Create an Inclusive Workplace Environment
Learn more about our 2SLGBTQ+ inclusivity online training program, where you’ll learn at your own pace, and work with us to become a safer space.
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Safer Spaces provides organizational assessments, professional development workshops, and consultation services to create more inclusive programs and workplaces for 2SLGBTQ+ communities by addressing institutional barriers.
Our online training modules are designed for people to access the training at their own pace, whenever it’s right for them. Excellent for shift workers, single person teams, or training staff as they join the organization.
WHY EDUCATION IS NEEDED
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 the 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.
ORGANIZATIONS WE’VE WORKED WITH
Safer Spaces Training provides a common language to help initiate discussions about inclusivity and (hopefully!) start leaders and the organization on the road to creating a culture where everyone feels like they belong. It’s a spark.
Workshop Attendee, CHRL
“Safer Spaces training should be a must of HR Departments everywhere. While most people are familiar with the LGBTQ+ community, Safer Spaces brings a deeper understanding to who is in this community, and how we can create a more inclusive space in our workplace. Safer Spaces creates a safe and respectful space within the training session for participants to ask questions; he is aware that most people have questions about this community, and he answers respectfully and honestly. As HR is the foundation of an employee’s experience in the Corporation, it is fundamental that HR employees take this training to understand the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, the history of this community and the strong biases that exist against this community in workplaces. As a result, we can work towards making sure this community is valued in the workplace and included in having a great employee experience.”
Workshop Attendee, CHRP
“Understanding the world of gender diversity can be confusing, especially if all the people you know and interact with on a daily basis identify with the historically stereotypical gender definitions. On top of that, we often worry that even asking a question in the “wrong” way it may be taken as offensive or insensitive.
Safer Spaces is very good at creating a safe space to learn, understand, and ask questions without judgement, which allows participants to move into a more informed and sensitive way of being and interacting with people who are different than they are…an important step towards making this world more accepting and empathic.”
Workshop Attendee, Hon. B. Comm, B.S.W., CHRL, CCP, CEBS
“As an office administrator, I never realized that I could make a trans person feel comfortable just by introducing myself with my pronouns.
Thank you for teaching me this technique. What a wonderful training!!!”
Workshop Attendee, CHRL
How Inclusive is your Workplace?
Take our organizational 2SLGBTQ+ competency assessment to find out how your company ranks.
We encourage everyone to use this tool as many times as needed. This tool is only a first step to get you thinking about accessibility.