Let 2SLGBTQ+ people know they are welcome at your workplace

2SLGBTQ+ people who want to utilize your services are looking for clues indicating that they are welcome. People will believe that you are unsafe until proven otherwise. 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.

Safer Spaces is a capacity building program that offers organizational assessments, professional development workshops, and consultation services to create more inclusive services and workplaces for 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

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WHO SHOULD ENROLL?


Safer Spaces is a great development tool for:

1. Managers, directors, and executives

2. Human resource teams and employee resource groups

3. Everyone representing your organization

PROGRAM OUTCOMES


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Making your Job Easier

  • Experiencing an attitude and behavioural shift when working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • Utilizing effective strategies to reduce barriers
  • Become aware of community resources
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Creating Awareness

  • Self reflection on how we connect with the shared human concepts of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
  • Recognizing ways 2SLGBTQ+ people are disproportionately affected in our communities
  • Acknowledge barriers preventing people from accessing your services or workplaces
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Outline

  • Why 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion matters or is relevant
  • Concepts, Language, and Pronouns
  • History and Human Rights
  • Local Statistics/Experiences
  • Trans Experiences
  • Organizational Barriers
  • Group Activities and Discussions

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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

WORKSHOP PACKAGES


With adequate preparation time, workshop content will be based on your industry and program areas. We can also develop a custom workshop for your organization.

INFO SESSION

$249

1 Hour (+ HST)

Perfect for generating interest in creating 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion

Local Experiences & Stories

Industry Relevant Statistics

Workshop Topics

Services & Resources

*Info Sessions are not meant to replace educational workshops

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

$749

3.5 Hours (+ HST)

Designed for less than 45 people

Intro: Language & Terms

Pronouns & Customer Service

Queer & Trans History

Local Stastics & Experiences

Trans Experiences

Group Activities & Discussion

Overcoming Barriers

Next Steps: Creating Organizational Change

Review & Resources

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP

$1,495

7 Hours (+ HST)

Designed for more than 45 people

Perfect for large teams or conferences

In-Depth: Language & Terms

Pronouns & Customer Service

Queer & Trans History

Local Stastics & Experiences

Trans Experiences

In-Depth Group Activities & Open Dialogue Discussion

Overcoming Barriers

Next Steps: Creating Organizational Change

Review & Resources

All workshops includes digital and/or print copies of our latest educational resources. Workshops delivered outside of Barrie, may incur travel reimbursement at $0.41/km, and potential accommodations if necessary.

Prices listed above are fees for non-profit organizations, and increased fees will be applied for for-profit companies. We also can use a sliding scale for non-profits that are unable to pay full price for the services. Providing these services for a minimal fee helps us to continue offering this program beyond our grant period.

CONSULTATION SERVICES


Take advantage of our consultation services to enhance your level of 2SLGBTQ+ accessibility and inclusion within your organization.

ASSESSMENT

$99

(+ HST)

Organizational Assessment
Summarized Report Card

The Assessment Tool is, and will always be, free to use and access. The tool is a self assessment on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, which covers organizational policy, culture, knowledge, resources, and more.

The analyzing and creation of the summarized report card, and presenting this back to the organization, is an optional paid service you can take advantage of. The Report Card can be used as a tool to measure progress in the program, and used as a template to create a work plan towards greater inclusion.

POSTERS & STICKERS

$2+

(+ HST)

Posters
Stickers
Digital Graphic

Promotional materials highlight the agency’s participation in the program and working towards creating a safer space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Agencies must undergo adequate amount of professional development workshops, complete the organizational assessment, and have an ongoing commitment to 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion.

CONSULTATION

$999

$99.90/hour, 10 Hour Package (+ HST)

10 Consultation Hours
To be used within a year of purchase

Review of Intake Forms for Inclusive Language
Policy Review & Recommendations
Equity Commitee Setup/Work Plan Creation
Review of Agency Promotional Materials for Inclusion
Physical Workplace Assessment
Custom/Special Projects

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