This session, led by Pride at Work Canada Manager of Programs Jade Pichette, will bring learners through a history of LGBTQ2+ people and employment in Canada. From the “pansy colonies” of 1930s Toronto, to purges of suspected homosexuals by the federal government, to the fight of gay liberation, to legal protections and contemporary workplace celebrations, LGBTQ2+ people have had a long road to find workplaces that are affirming. However, there is a lot more work to do. This webinar will reveal how we can learn from our past to build a brighter future.
Jade is an inclusion, diversity and belonging educator with a background in social work. As Pride at Work Canada’s Manager of Programs, Jade is committed to implementing engaging programs for our partners that envision a world where gender and sexual diversity are included and celebrated. They are on the Canada Pride 2020 Human Rights Conference Advisory Committee, and the selection committee for Frith Forge. Previous to Pride at Work Canada they have held positions at the ArQuives, Kind Space, and as an independent consultant. At the ArQuives they served as the volunteer and community outreach coordinator working to preserve and to promote LGBTQ2+ history.Registration for this event has closed.
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