LGBTQ2+ 101: History, Terms and Phrases

Set your organisation on strong foundation.

About the Course

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30 min
$50 / licence
30 days

Developed by industry experts in LGBTQ2+ Workplace Inclusion, Pride at Work Canada created LGBTQ2+ 101 as an introductory course to set the foundation of an LGBTQ2+ inclusive culture. It was created out of the demand from Pride at Work Canada's National Partners to have a scalable training solution that would establish a consistent LGBTQ2+ terms and phrases that everyone can use (from a place of understanding). Available in French & English.

What You'll Learn?

Terms and phrases associated with LGBTQ2+ identities for use in Canadian workplaces

LGBTQ2+ History in Canada from the Stonewall Riots to Bill C-16

How to differentiate terms under Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Who is this for?


This course has been created to give the minimal foundational training that every employee should hold within LGBTQ2+ inclusive organizations.


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Course Outline


In this introductory module you'll explore some key dates in the history of LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada, become more confident with terminology and vocabulary associated with LGBTQ2+ identities, and gain an understanding of the distinctions between sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

During this lesson, participants will:
  • Gain understanding of the responsibilities managers have to themselves, their team and their organization.
  • Become more confident with the vocabulary and terminology associated with LGBTQ2+ identities
  • Explore key dates in the history of LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada
  • Understand how this information relates to Canadian workplaces

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