Let us help you create workplace cultures that are safe and inclusive for employees who identify as 2SLGBTQ+

We live in a society that’s rich in diversity. Inclusion, safety, and respect are core values at most Canadian workplaces – regardless of the industry sector. It’s a world where investors place a higher value on companies with workplaces that are safe and respectful for ALL employees.

Research shows that safe and inclusive workplaces thrive, are more resilient, and better able to navigate a crisis. They’re also more productive and profitable.

Do your company’s front-line leaders have the skills they need to support a team member as they transition? Or when they face discrimination or harassment at work?

The Centre for Sexuality can help you create a workplace culture that values and celebrates gender and sexual diversity.

What we can do for you


First, we listen…
To learn as much as we can about the organization – from the inside out. Vision, core values, strengths, and areas of weaknesses. Current policies on inclusion and gender diversity. How your leaders put those policies to work in real life. And, perhaps most importantly, employees’ day-to-day experiences in your workplace.

Then, we partner with you to create the best-suited approaches for your company’s unique workplace culture.


Your organization is its own world…. often with a shared culture you barely notice. Because sometimes, you don’t know what you don’t know.

That’s why the Centre for Sexuality has a robust audit approach that will help you test and assess your company’s inclusion policies, procedures, and practices.

Once we know the answers, we work with you to revise your policies and practices, if needed. And together, we’ll create simple, practical action plans – tailored for your business – to support change and build capacity to sustain the change for long-term impact.

Let us help you create a workplace culture where everyone feels safe to bring their whole selves to work and give their best.


Our Training Centre offers a flexible menu of services tailored to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Our programs provide approaches and solutions to suit a variety of businesses sectors and workplace cultures across Canada. From resource industries to finance, to manufacturing, construction and more.

We’re seriously flexible. That means you can select the services to address specific areas of need. Or you can sign on for a full wraparound package that allows you to access all aspects of our work.

Our workshops build knowledge, awareness, and skill

2SLGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion

Educating employees on sexual and gender diversity inclusion is critical for maintaining organizational change. We tailor our training for all levels of employees—from executive leaders to front-line staff.

Your organization can choose from a menu of options that best suit your own workplace culture, including

  • webinar style lunch-and-learns
  • interactive half-day, 2-hour, or 1-hour workshops
  • custom made and self-paced online workshops to be hosted on your organization’s Learning Management System

Creating a Culture of Respect for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Learn practical strategies for creating more inclusive work environments and safer spaces for gender and sexually diverse clients and co-workers. We offer many variations of this workshop, suitable for a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, and warehouse environments.

Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace: Training for Human Resource Professionals

This session has been tailored specifically to meet the needs of human resource professionals, management, and leadership teams. We discuss the benefits of creating safer and more inclusive workplace cultures for gender and sexually diverse staff, clients, and customers.

Where the Rivers Meet: Creating a Culture of Respect for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Communities

This interactive workshop defines and examines the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation/attraction. Participants explore the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia on the lives of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer individuals; and identify tools and practices for creating a safer and more inclusive environment for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people.

Sexual and Gender Diversity Inclusion: Training for People Working in the Homeless Serving Sector

A workshop to explore the unique intersections of homelessness and 2SLGBTQ+ identity. Increase your knowledge of terminology and learn practical strategies for creating more positive, respectful, and safe cultures for both clients and staff in these settings.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Inclusion for Immigrant and Refugee-Serving Organizations

Learn more about intersecting identities and the unique vulnerabilities of sexual and gender diverse newcomers to Canada. Review inclusive terminology as well as the Canadian human rights protection of SOGIE.

Organizational Audits

Let us help you create a workplace culture where everyone feels safe to bring their whole selves to work and give their best. We’ll work with you to revise your policies and practices, if needed. And together, we’ll create simple, practical action plans – tailored for your organization – to support change and build capacity to sustain the change for long-term impact.

Consent and Violence Prevention

We offer a range of consent and bystander training sessions that have been tailored for various sectors including corporate workplaces and the hospitality industry. Our Creating a Culture of Consent Workshops address sexual harassment across all sectors.

Teaching sex ed in schools

Masculinities and Healthy Relationships

This interactive workshop explores how social norms about masculinity and gender roles can impact healthy relationships and safety, personally and professionally. You will leave with practical tools to respond to sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.

Sexuality & Boundaries: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Through interactive discussions and activities, learn about the personal impacts of workplace harassment. Come away with practical tools to address harassment in the workplace, clarify boundaries, and understand the role that bystanders can play.

Gain a deeper understanding of the roots of homophobic and sexual harassment and explore strategies to address bullying, prevent harassment and highlight the role of bystanders. Learn how to respond in a way that empowers the person experiencing harassment, while providing teachable moments to those engaging in it.

Creating a Culture of Consent: Safer Establishments

In this workshop, you’ll examine how bars, music venues, festivals, and other establishments can empower their staff to be engaged bystanders. Explore the root causes of sexual violence, learn about consent, policies, and legal obligations to address sexual harassment.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

The workshops listed above are a selection of our most common workshops, but are far from all that we can offer.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, lets discuss your needs and how we can help you create a safe and inclusive workplace.