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THE WELCOMING CITIES & LEADERSHIP
WORKSHOP SERIES 

As a part of the Welcoming Cities and Leadership Projects, the following workshops are being offered to help build a settlement sector that is welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ+ or vulnerable newcomers, immigrants and refugees. 

 

These workshops are part of a series designed to increase comfort, capacity and skills of settlement practitioners, managers, and administrators to work with clients who identify as part of the LGBTQ+  community. The workshops provide practical tools and strategies on how to create a safer organization for those who identify as LGBTQ+.  


Workshops are being offered through the Centre for Newcomers, Centre for Sexuality, and other organizations. Workshop bookings require one month or more advance notice of your requested dates.

Gender Identity & Expression, Sexual & Romantic Orientation

This workshop will explore gender identity and expression, as well as sexual and romantic orientation. The intersecting and unique experiences of gender and sexually diverse individuals through a Western and global perspectives will be highlighted. Participants will have the opportunity to review inclusive terminology as well as the protection of sexual orientation, gender identities, and expressions. The workshop will create an inclusive and respectful environment for participants to identify and work through challenging scenarios that they, or their organizations may be facing. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating more positive, respectful, and/or safer organizational spaces and culture. 


Contact LGBTQ+ Educator and Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Discovering Our Differences: An Exploration of Diversity and Inclusion

This introductory workshop is dedicated to educating individuals about concepts related to diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety. Throughout this workshop, participants will examine concepts of privilege, oppression, and social location. Participants will gain introductory knowledge to assess discrimination and personal responsibilities in creating safer spaces. 


Contact LGBTQ+ Educator and Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people  

Coming Out in a Cultural Context

A workshop about the concepts of coming out, outing, safety issues, and how they interact with cultural and other contexts for newcomers

This workshop teaches concepts about coming out, outing, safety issues, and how they interact with cultural and other contexts for newcomers to Canada. It gives specific ways to discuss coming out within a cultural context and relates openness to sexual orientation or gender identity to privilege, culture, religion, and resiliency. It refers to UNHCR Guidelines for working with LGBTQ+ refugees and the use of interview skills to discuss coming out scenarios


Contact LGBTQ+ Educator and Coordinator, Michael Cacace at m.cacace@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions, or to schedule a private training for your organization or business.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Private Bookings Available On Request

The Centre for Newcomers is partnered with the Centre for Sexuality to provide private group workshops on diversity, inclusion and gender and sexual diversity. Those interested can select from a list of predesigned workshops, or request a tailored workshop dedicated to the specific needs of a team in the area of diversity, inclusion and/or gender and sexual diversity.

 

For more information, or to book a workshop for your team, please contact Education Coordinator, Michael Cacace.

3 hours, maximum 30 people

Delivered in partnership with:
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Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends

 

Address

1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6
 

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.
 

 

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Phone: 403.569.3325
Email: info@centrefornewcomers.ca