Education and Training Topics

Pride Toronto is pleased to offer training for organizations who are invested in committing to social justice and providing professional development opportunities for their employees.

Each Training is 60 minutes, which includes a Q&A session, and comes with a Land Acknowledgement, and a guide to safer spaces. Training can be done in person (following COVID-19 Protocols) or on any video conferencing platform with sharing capabilities. It is recommended that your organization host the video.

The following trainings, or a combination of multiple, are available:

2SLGBTQ+101

This knowledge sharing session will cover all of the 2SLGBTQ+ Basics, and answer all of your questions – everything from “What does the + sign mean?” to “how can I better understand the trans individuals in my life?”

Allyship 101

Understanding what makes an ally is the basis of beginning to stand in solidarity with members of marginalized communities. Focusing on Queer and Trans allyship, this session will cover the basics of being an active ally, instead of a performative ally

Coming Out

What is coming out and what do you do if someone comes out to you? When someone comes out to you, how do you move beyond tolerance and get to acceptance? This sessions will go over every

Pronouns 101

There’s a lot of conversation around pronouns these days, but what are they and why are they so important? This course covers all of that as well as how to use them correctly and what to do if you make a mistake.

Trans Allyship

Over 75,000 Canadians identify as  trans or non-binary and as that number continues to rise, so to does the amount of discrimination aimed at Gender Diverse and Trans people –  at least three times more likely to report discrimination than Cis people. This session covers how to stand in solidarity with the Trans folks in our communities.

A Brief History of 2SLGBTQ+ Communities in Toronto

From pre-colonization to the impact of COVID-19, 2SLGBTQ+ communities have always existed in what we now call Toronto. Join this session to understand and learn more about the highs and lows, triumphs and oppression of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities through history.

Pride Toronto 101

For over 40 years, Pride Toronto has fought for 2SLGBTQ+ communities in the pursuit of our unequivocal rights to be known, be heard, be understood, be accepted, be respected, and to celebrate the beauty of who we are. Learn the history, intent, a

Intersectional Feminism 101

An introductory conversation about what feminism is, where it came from and why everyone should be a feminist. Join this session to better understand the intersecting ways the patriarchy negatively affects everyone – no matter what gender you are.

Anti - Fat Bias

Let’s talk about fat, baby! A conversation about what anti – fat bias looks and feels like and the ways we can learn to better confront the diet culture harm in our life.

Accessible Customer Service

This knowledge sharing session is a companion piece to the AODA training by the Ontario Government. This session takes the AODA training further into better understanding the lives, wants, and needs of people with disabilities in public spaces.

Unlearning and Relearning Language

Words matter! Whether it be a formal setting, the classroom or with your  friends, the words you chose to use have an effect. This workshop is designed to talk openly about the language we use, some common word choices and tips to challenge yourself and your networks to continue to grow and evolve.

Hospitality and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community

When offering exemplary customer service it is important to ensure that all individuals are properly respected and cared for. Join this sessions to understand the importance of respecting the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, as well as tips and tricks to make your space an inclusive space.

Pride Flags

Looking at the history of the pride flags, why our community has created additional flags, updates to the pride flag, and understanding the importance of doing more than hanging the flags.

Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice with Nicoy

This training is designed to facilitate the important conversation on creating progressive and informed work culture. Participants will partake in-depth discussion on equity, inclusion, and social justice as pillars for systemic and organizational change.

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