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RaisingtheBar: An Implementation-Based Guide to 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion

Start Date:11/17/2020

Start Time:2:00 PM EST

Duration:60 minutes

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#RaisingtheBar: An Implementation-Based Guide to 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Community, Health and Social Services 

In partnership with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, the Child Welfare League of Canada and the Canadian Association of Social Workers, Wisdom2Action is thrilled to present a new webinar on an implementation-based approach to 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in community, health and social services. 

Despite significant efforts to build 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion within community, health and social services over the past decade, 2SLGBTQ+ community members continue to face stigma, discrimination and ignorance when accessing care. Organizations have traditionally relied on one-off 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion workshops that, despite the best of intentions, are not sufficient to truly create 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive spaces and services. 

This webinar will provide an alternative approach that moves away from one-off workshops and towards an implementation-based process to effectively change organizational cultures and services. Through an implementation-based approach, organizations can develop and implement effective strategies to move 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion forward by building relationships with local 2SLGBTQ+ communities and intentionally strengthening service provider competencies working with 2SLGBTQ+ service users and introducing necessary policies and procedures to raise the bar on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion.

Building on two ground-breaking new resources to help the youth-serving sector take action on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, co-created with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Planned Parenthood Toronto, the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, the Canadian Teachers Federation, the Child Welfare League of Canada and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, this webinar will provide participants with strategies and tools to improve 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion within their organizations. 

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Fae Johnstone

MSW, Principal Consultant with Wisdom2Action

Fae Johnstone, MSW, is a Principal Consultant with Wisdom2Action (W2A), a national consulting firm and social enterprise that works with organizations across Canada to facilitate change and strengthen communities. Over her three years working with W2A, Fae has led local, provincial, and national initiatives on 2SLGBTQ+ community health and wellness, youth mental health, meaningful community engagement, and addressing gender-based violence. Fae is a sought-after 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion expert and has supported dozens of organizations and thousands of service providers across Canada on their journeys towards fulsome implementation of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion. Fae is a member of the Champlain Regional Planning Table for Trans Health and of the Kind Space Board of Directors. Last but certainly not least, Fae is known for her deep love of ferrets and her involvement with the Ferret Rescue Society of Ottawa.