OK2BME offers public education, training, and consulting to non-profits, businesses and schools on topics that support the well-being and inclusion of the LGBTQ2+ community. 

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OK2BME 2018-2019 Public Education Description

About OK2BME

A brief presentation about OK2BME services. This workshop might be best suited for students and schools who wish to know more about our services.

Becoming an LGBTQ2+ Inclusive Agency

This workshop would benefit professionals in both non-profit or for-profit industries, including HR Professionals, Management and Supervisory Staff, Executive Directors.

In this workshop, participants will learn about key practices to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace for LGBTQ2+ employees. Participants will be provided with information about Bill C-16, its implications for Canadian workplaces, and suggestions for application.

Best Practices for GSA Creation & Growth

This workshop is most beneficial to schools who wish to start or get further support for their Gay Straight Alliance Club. This workshop explores common issues schools that affect LGBTQ2+ students, how GSA can help create a safer and more inclusive environment and tips for creating a engaging GSA club for students.

LGBTQ2+ 101 Creating Inclusive Spaces

This workshop focuses on what it means to create a positive and inclusive space for the LGBTQ2+ community. It can be adapted for non-profits, business, summer camps and schools.

LGBTQ2+ 101 and Anti-Bullying

This workshop is specifically designed for grade 7 to 12 students. This workshop focuses on supporting students will understand the definitions of LGBTQ2+, common bullying issues in schools and facilitates a conversation on how students can be a part of creating a safer and more inclusive space for everyone.

Supporting LGBTQ2+ Students Success in Schools

This workshop will be most beneficial to individuals interacting with the school system, including teachers, parents or guardians, mental health professionals, child and youth workers, guidance counsellors.

This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to understand the unique needs and experiences of LGBTQ2+ students in the school system. This workshop will provide practical suggestions for how adults can encourage, develop, and provide inclusive and affirming supports for LGBTQ2+ students.  Participants will also learn about gender identity development and key support practices.

Trans 101 Creating Inclusive Spaces

This workshop will be most beneficial to anyone looking to develop knowledge about gender identity, which may include community members, parents, social service providers, and teachers.

This workshop will explore a range of topics related to gender identity, including terminology and key concepts. This workshop is ideal for anyone who would like to learn about transgender identities and experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from group discussion

Working with Gender Independent and Transgender Children and Youth

This workshop will be most beneficial to mental health professionals, such as social workers, therapists, counsellors, support workers.

Participants in this training will gain an understanding of Affirmative Therapy, which will provide information about how to support transgender clients in an affirming and inclusive way through the application of therapeutic frameworks that are trauma informed and can be easily applied in combination with any therapeutic approach. Participants will also further develop their understanding of gender identity, development and expression as well as learn key factors around supporting clients social, medical and legal transition needs.
Working with LGBTQ2+ Folks as a Clinician

This workshop will be most beneficial to mental health professionals, such as social workers, therapists, counsellors, support workers.

Participants in this training will gain an understanding of Affirmative Therapy practices, which will provide information about how to support LGBTQ2+ clients in an affirming and inclusive way. Participants will also further develop their understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the unique experiences of LGBTQ2+ service users when accessing the mental healthcare system.

 Rainbow Parenting Workshop

This workshop is most beneficial for parents of LGBTQ2+ Children and youth who want to learn more about the best ways they can support their kids. It is a safe place for parents to ask questions with other parents of LGBTQ2+ Youth.

 Polyamory and you and you…Best Practices for Supporting Poly and Non-Monogamous Clients

This workshop will be most beneficial to mental health professionals, such as social workers, therapists, counsellors, support workers, as well as those curious to know more about poly relationships/dynamics.

Participants in this training will gain an understanding of the dynamics of polyamorous relationships and best practices for supporting poly clients, which will include Affirmative Therapy practices. Participants will also further develop their understanding of terminology, polyamory dynamics, the impact of stereotypes and barriers service users may experience when engaging community supports.

Supporting LGBTQ2+ Families, including Bill 89

This workshop will be most beneficial to mental health professionals, such as social workers, therapists, counsellors, support workers.

This workshop will explore the key practices in supporting LGBTQ2+ families, with a specific focus on parents and siblings of transgender youth. We also learn about the implications of Bill 89 and how it relates to supporting transgender youth.

Aging with Pride: Key Mental Health Considerations for LGBTQ2+ Seniors

This workshop will be most beneficial to mental health professionals, such as social workers, therapists, counsellors, support workers.

This workshop will focus on the unique needs and experiences of LGBTQ2+ older adults when accessing mental health care. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the historical role of the medical and mental health system in relation to the LGBTQ2+ community in Canada and current day challenges for aging LGBTQ2+ community members.

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OK2BME Workshops and Training Fees

OK2BME Workshops and Training Fees

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