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A game-changer for those around you.
For anyone looking to gain inclusion skills and language that challenges binary biases and promotes cultural competency. Certificate Workshop.
Elevate your awareness and competency. Designed for you or your team to acquire knowledge, communication skills, inclusive behaviour and interrupt biases around gender identity and sexual orientation.
What you'll get:
- Communications skills and beyond binary language competency
- Awareness of the diversity that exists within your workspace and how to foster inclusive policies, practices and spaces
- Cultural competency around usage of pronouns and respecting identities and celebrating diversity
This course is a detailed introduction to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and inclusion concepts to inspire active allyship and cultural competency.
Meet Our Team
Cyndi Sweeney (She/Her)
I am a cisgender parent and proud ally, ferociously supporting trans and non-binary children and youth. Drawing from lived experience, non-profit work and inclusivity professional training; I recognize thoughtful conversations and dynamic action are fundamental starting blocks for inspiring the change necessary for an inclusive society.
With 20+ years experience working in client service and consulting, I work with administrations, service providers and practitioners to ensure your service delivery is inclusive, free from unchecked bias and culturally competent.
I have earned training certificates from Pflag Durham Region and a WPATH certified navigator (World Professional Association of Transgender Health). I've earned two degrees; Journalism and Arts and hold certificates in Gender and Sexuality Support for Trans Youth and their Families and Gender and Sexuality Applications in Society certificates.
Isaac Cook (He/Them)
Isaac (He/They) is a Trans, Queer, Non-Binary person currently living within Halifax, Nova Scotia.
With experience in various fields, including Science Communications, Hospitality and Public Relations he brings a diverse background of both professional and personal experience to the team.
Isaac is a Co-Facilitator with Pflag Halifax and volunteers their time regularly to support the community.
During his time growing up in Truro, Nova Scotia, Isaac facilitated and supported his high school's Gender Sexuality Alliance and the local LGBTQ+ community.
During this time he has also been featured on CBC Radio and in the Truro Daily News, sharing his own stories and experiences growing up as transgender person.
Although he has been away from his hometown for 4 years, he continues to return every year to teach students at Redcliffe Middle School during their Personal Development Classes about the community and continues to support LGBTQ+ youth, adults and families all throughout the globe.
Isaac will graduate in early 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University.
Kaylee Fox (She/Her)
Kaylee (She/Her) is a trans activist and trans feminist. Residing in her home province of Newfoundland, Kaylee continues her advocacy and support services as a member of our inclusion team.
She has provided peer support to trans individuals in Nova Scotia and shares her lived and professional experience to advocate for inclusive and safe spaces.
"I love the work I'm doing because it's paving the way for trans and non-binary youth who are coming up behind me and inspiring a safer world for them."
Kaylee Fox was the Parade Marshall for Pflag Halifax during PRIDE Halifax 2019 and volunteered with Pflag Halifax.
- Human Rights and Protecting Identity (4:08)
- Marginalization of LGBTQ people in Canada and Mental Health Impacts (10:31)
- Let's Play! Privileges for Sale remove_red_eyePreview (3:36)
- Privileges: Reflection
- Kaylee - Minority Stress and Inclusion in Retail Spaces (4:15)
- Inclusive Language: Walking the Talk
- Reflection: Inclusive Spaces | Safe Working Environments | Policies and Practices