CANCELLED: Inclusive Shelter Environments for LGBTQ2S People

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Date(s) - 10/08/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)


This training supports shelter staff to become better allies for people in the LGBTQ2S communities experiencing homelessness. Research and the voices of LGBTQ2S people have been consistently highlighting that all sectors need to improve the experiences of LGBTQ2S people experiencing homelessness. Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are prevalent in our systems: families, education, health care, faith, employment and justice, to mention only a handful. The goal of this training is to help staff and organizations become better allies of people from the LGBTQ2S communities. In order to do this, we need to create welcoming and affirming spaces for LGBTQ2S people. This accessible and practical training will support shelter staff to improve professional practice and to access knowledge and tools that will assist with the development of policies and practice. This curriculum supports staff and organizations to meet mandatory requirements within the City of Toronto Shelter Standards.



  • You must be prompt and present for the course.


Learning Objectives:

  • To identify how to improve the experiences of LGBTQ2S people accessing the programs of participating organizations.
  • To identify emerging and promising practices that support LGBTQ2S people.
  • To identify common words to express sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Canada.
  • To develop an empathetic understanding of the experiences of the LGBTQ people.
  • To challenge homophobic, biphobic and tranphobic language and behaviour.
  • To develop measurable actions to foster a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that protects the dignity of LGBTQ2S people.


Target Group: All

Additional Training Method: Agency Training



REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.