The LGBTQ2+ Workplace Inclusion Certificate is designed for you to create inclusive environment for yourselves and your coworkers. In the course, you will gain an understanding of what LGBTQ2+ inclusion is and how organizations can create safer and more inclusive workplaces, create an employee resource groups, engage allies, combate homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and more.
Vocabulary and terminology associated with LGBTQ2+ identities for use in Canadian workplaces
How to structure an Employee Resource Group for LGBTQ2+ members and measure its success
When and how to intervene in LGBTQ2+ discrimination, harassment and bullying
Our alumni are the difference makers, diversity initiative champions, and the pioneers of an inclusive world.
Take a powerful stand for inclusion in your organization and spring into action.
Employee Resource Groups
Sharpen your diversity knowledge and increase your ERG's impact.
Lead and empower your team with confidence to focus on results.
"This course is so valuable for companies to take part in. Taking this course is an important step in ensuring we create a safe space for employees to come to each day, where they can truly be themselves and feel at home."
Culture Specialist at Uberflip
"If you want to become a more knowledgeable ally, friend, professional, and activist, I highly recommend this course. It is approachable, informative, and even has its comedic moments.”
Commercial Account Manager at RBC
"As an HR professional, I'm constantly looking for ways on how to create and build a more inclusive, respectful workplace. This course was engaging and it gave me both the knowledge and tools to confidently speak to and be an active ambassador and ally for inclusive workplaces."
HR Generalist at Bench
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:
In this module you'll learn the definitions of gender identity and gender expression, how those grounds differ from sexual orientation and come to understand the unique challenges faced in the workplace by people who are trans and/or gender non-conforming and what you can do to create a more inclusive environment.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module, we will look closely at what employee resource groups (ERGs) are, their purposes within any organization and the benefits of having them - in general, and specifically, for LGBTQ2+ employees. We'll also explore the role of executive sponsors and how they can be effectively engaged to support the work of ERGs.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module you will discover what being an ally to LGBTQ2+ people truly means, what it takes to be one in the workplace, the importance of engaging allies, how LGBTQ2+ people can be allies to one another and learn about some successful workplace initiatives to activate to their full potential.During this lesson, participants will:
In this module you'll learn what biphobia, homophobia and transphobia are, how these concepts are manifested in Canadian workplaces and what tactics can be employed to combat associated behavior to create a safer and more inclusive workplace for everyone.During this lesson, participants will:
After working your way through lessons LGBTQ2+ 101 - 105, you will be taken through a 21 -question exam that will test your knowledge and understanding of content covered. Upon successful completion of the exam (75%), a personalized certificate is available for download and yours to display with pride.