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Being a finalist New Business of the Year 2023 and trans inclusion blog connecting community event inclusion journey media Feb 01, 2023

What it means to be a 'New Business of the Year' finalist for trans inclusive spaces and equity building in 2023

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To a crowd of almost 800 peers, I listened as the sponsor announced Simply Good Form Inc., as one of the five finalists at the Halifax...

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Books and Tunes: Our 'Jingle This' Holiday List of music and teen reads blog books cape and cowl childrens books connecting community education gender identity heycis! inclusive read parent resources podcast queer music trans youth venus envy Dec 09, 2022

Have you ever wondered if there is a genre of Queer holiday tunes that you may be missing out on when your festive playlist is feeling a little tired? Or perhaps you're looking for a great book for that special 2SLGBTQ+ tween or teen in your life?

For the December episode of Hey, Cis! our...

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LGBT+ Business Advocate of the Year Finalist: peak inside the Gala advocacy connecting community heycis! media podcast td Nov 15, 2022

Edited Jan 29, 2023

I had so much fun at Canada's LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) Annual LGBT+ Business Awards! I decided to 'rock the casbah' and put on my roving reporter hat for Hey,Cis! to connect with a few new friends.

It was an extraordinary night filled with...

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Diversity and the Deep Blue Sea: Tune-in, Dive-in, Play and join the conversation ableism connecting community disability education inclusion podcast science stem Nov 12, 2022

Diversity flows beneath the waters off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia and above the surface in Atlantic Canada. Alexa Goodman (They/Them) and Aaron Judah (He/Him) both with MEOPAR and ocean sciences; know the importance of inclusion and representation within STEM; and they're making...

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Mi'kmaq History Month inspires a deep dive into Two-Spiritedness 2s books gender identity heycis! intersectionality journey podcast pronouns qtbipoc queer music two spirit Oct 15, 2022

Kwe’! The month of October is Mi'kmaq History Month and Isaac and Cyn had an opportunity to learn A LOT about the 2S in 2SLGBTQ+ on the latest episode of Hey, Cis!. 

To here the full episode with Kassidy Bernard (they/them/Nekem) and learn about the pronoun Nekem, two spirit...

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Updated WPATH Standards of Care 8.0 and Gender Affirming Care Nova Scotia gacns gender affirming care gender identity health healthcare media nonbinary parent resources trans youth wpath Sep 27, 2022

UPDATED:  On October 11, 2022, Gender Affirming Care Nova Scotia (GACNS) went before a Standing Committee and Province House to communicate a list of Action Items of critical importance to improving the health of trans and non-binary people throughout Nova Scotia.

 

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Grandparents and trans youth: Fighting transphobia within the family tree family gender identity heycis! inclusion kids podcast pronouns qtbipoc trans youth Sep 11, 2022

Being a 'great' Grandparent isn't so hard. But what happens when you're a Grandparent and you've learned one of your grandchildren is trans? How do you keep the 'Grand' in Grandparent?

Welcome to Season 3: Episode 31 of Hey, Cis!, proudly sponsored by TD Bank Group.

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Event! Inclusive Reads for Inclusive Schools Fall 2022 event inclusive read school Aug 20, 2022

If you are an educator, you may appreciate the timeliness of this event information. For those who are not, keep hanging onto summer! We do not wish to send anyone back-2-school just yet -- but we want to ensure if you ARE a teacher or school administrator, this easy-to-execute, inclusive...

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Washroom Inclusion: Top 3 Tips for intentionally inclusive spaces bill c-6 gender identity inclusion nonbinary schools Aug 05, 2022

Our team always enjoys talking with organizations and business leaders about the steps they're taking towards building inclusive cultures. The steps are important, but the movement is essential. To not get stuck in one space, you have got to do 'the walk.'

When a...

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Eye See You: Portraitures in Humanity, Yousuf Karsh, identity and PRIDE 2022 event gender gender identity heycis! intersectionality pride Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever wondered, what is 'intersectionality', and how does it relate to performing my job better; communicating better; or simply being more inclusive all around?

How can using an intersectional lens enable us to gain new perspectives?

This past week the folks at Simply Good Form and...

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Leave your Ableism outside the Bedroom: in conversation with Andrew Gurza and Rachele Manett ableism advocacy books disability heycis! podcast venus envy May 20, 2022

What if you're 'a cripple and you're Queer'?

I am always thinking about the power of words. What is OK and what is not, especially in today's cancel culture society.

As we head on into the May long weekend, I pose to you, the reader, this question:

  • Does the above...
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