Workplaces are more diverse now than ever before.
Statistics Canada suggests the Canadian workforce is going to become more diverse across nearly all demographic categories in the near future.
With an increasingly diversified workforce comes the need for increased understanding and empathy.
While we often talk about racial diversity in the workplace, this course sheds light on a group that is not as often looked at: the LGBTQ2S+ community and — specifically, within that — the transgender community.
Learning Mode: Online
Completion time: One hour
Participants: All levels
Trans 101: Allyship Through Education includes four sections, each with a knowledge check at the end to allow you to strengthen what you've learned.
- What Does it Mean to be Transgender?
- The Trans Equality Movement
- The Trans Experience Today
- Fostering a Trans-Inclusive Workplace
After taking this eModule you will be able to:
- Define key concepts as they relate to the transgender experience (i.e., gender identity, transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, intersectionality, etc.)
- Recognize the historical implications of key events in the trans equality movement
- Understand how a transgender individual's experience in society and in the workplace differs from a cisgender or non-trans-identifying individual
- Understand what it means to be an ally and why allyship is important; apply tools to practice allyship with the transgender community
- Recall strategies for making one’s own work environment more inclusive for the transgender community
TransNewYork provides education and counselling services to the LGBTQ2S+ community and their family members in a supporting environment with a focus on the Transgender and Non-Conforming Community.