Webinar Series 2018-19

Pride at Work Canada 2018-19 Webinar Series schedule.

Please note this is our English version webinars only.  To access our French language webinars, click here.

All webinars take place on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm EST. For description details and registration, follow the link in the section of the webinar you wish to register for. Webex details will be sent to your email closer to the date for which you registered.

2018
Date
Speaker
Title
Description

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday, 12

Iradele Plante

Bisexuality and Bisexual Erasure In the Workplace

In this webinar, Iradele Plante breaks down bisexuality and bisexual erasure, how it can play out in your workplace, and what are some tangible skills and strategies for bisexual solidarity. The intended goal is to expand ideas around language and concepts, highlight trends in research around bisexual wellbeing, and share tips on how to foster an affirming environment that everyone can participate in. For more details, click here.

OCTOBER
Wednesday, 17

Giselle Bloch

Supporting Parents of LGBTQ2+ Kids

It’s important for employers to recognize the needs of their workers who care for LGBTQ2+ kids and family members, who are also impacted by biphobia, homophobia and transphobia in the workplace. In this webinar, Giselle Bloch will share her family’s story and explain that although there is no roadmap for parents of kids who come out there are ways employers and employee resource groups (ERGs) can help. For more details, click here.

NOVEMBER
Wednesday, 14

Jacq Hixson-Vulpe

Barriers to Employment for Trans and Gender Diverse People

This webinar will explore the barriers faced by trans and gender non-conforming in accessing employment. We will briefly touch on the impacts these barriers have on trans and gender non-conforming communities, while working to understand that washrooms and pronouns are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cultivating and actively striving for systemic change. You will leave with some practical tips and ideas of where to begin when tackling these important issues. Most importantly, you will be left with more understanding of how responding and removing systemic barriers takes continued, sustained effort. For more details, click here.

2019
Date
Speaker
Title
Description

JANUARY
Wednesday, 16

Kimberley Messer and Nancy McTavish

Building Engagement 365: Lessons from IBM’s LGBT+ Ally Championship Program

What does it mean to be an ally in 2019 and what are effective ways that companies can harness the energy of such champions to bring about a positive culture change in the workplace? In this webinar, you will hear from IBM Canada’s Kimberley Messer and Nancy McTavish on how their 365 Ally program is helping employees develop their understanding of LGBTQ2+ issues, what they can do to help, and then providing opportunities to actively engage. For more details and registration to this webinar, click here.

FEBRUARY
Wednesday, 13

Cicely Blain

Intersections of Racism and Biphobia, Homophobia and Transphobia in Workplace Cultures

Our identities are made up of multiple dimensions that shape how we experience the world and the workplace.  In this webinar, Cicely Blain will shed light on the additional struggles faced by LGBTQ2+ people of colour and provide tips and tools on how to support those who are marginalized.  For more details and registration to this webinar, click here.

MARCH
Wednesday, 13

Cicely Blain

Creating Accessible Employee Events

Everyone loves socials and office parties, but are we doing our best to make sure they’re accessible to everyone? This webinar will support professionals in creating employee events that are as accessible and inclusive as possible. Join the conversation with Cicely Blain for some useful tips and guidance on accessible event planning. For more details and registration to this webinar, click here.

APRIL
Wednesday, 17

Teddy Syrette

2-Spirit Identities and LGBTQ2+ Inclusion

This informative webinar, presented by educator and writer Teddy Syrette, will allow participants to gain an understanding about the term ‘2-Spirit’, colonial impacts and the unique challenges faced by Indigenous peoples who identify as LGBTQ2+.  For more details and registration to this webinar, click here.

MAY
Wednesday, 15

Laura McGee and
Anna Klimbovskaia

Measuring, Tracking and Improving LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work

In this webinar, representatives Laura and Anna, from Diversio, will walk through the business case for LGBTQ2+ inclusion in today’s economy. They will discuss the need for employee-level data collection and tracking, and ways data can be leveraged to implement tactical programs and policies to promote LGBTQ2+ inclusion in the workplace. For more details and registration to this webinar, click here.

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