Let us help you create an environment that are safe and inclusive for your colleagues, clients, and patients


We live in a society that’s rich in diversity. Inclusion, safety, and respect are core values at most Canadian organizations—regardless of the industry sector.

Whether you’re looking to improve 2SLGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion in your organization, or develop your capacity to engage clients and patients in conversations about sexual health, sexuality, and relationships, we can help.

The Training Centre workshops provide practical tips and strategies for health and social service providers to take your work to the next level. We’ll help you fill in gaps, increase your confidence, and deepen your knowledge to help serve your clients or patients.

Our workshops build knowledge, awareness, and skill

Supporting Client Sexuality and Sexual Health

Many people want to have conversations about sexuality and sexual health with their healthcare providers. These engaging and interactive online workshops can increase your confidence, and deepen your knowledge to help serve your clients or patients.

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Supporting gbMSM Sexual Health and Wellness

Learn about the unique experiences of gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) and how they navigate sexual health services. Participants will leave the workshop with ideas for how to better serve and support this population.

Integrating Sexual Health into your Practice

An excellent beginning to this journey, or a good refresher, this session will help you define sexuality in a broad context and explore your own attitudes about sexuality.

Reducing Stigma around Sexuality through Trauma and Violence Informed Care: A Workshop for Health and Social Service Providers 

Explore how trauma and stigma can impact clients’ health and well-being, as well as access to health and social services. Learn about the principles of trauma- and violence-informed care (TVIC) and learn to challenge the stigma associated with sexuality in your own practice.

STBBIs, Substance Use and Stigma

Centre for Sexuality has partnered with the CPHA for a five-year project to engage healthcare professionals to reduce stigma related to STBBIs, sexuality and substance use out of hopes of increasing access to testing and supports.

STBBIs, Substance Use and Stigma Workshops

Click learn more to view these workshops, which were developed through comprehensive literature reviews and key informant interviews with health and social service providers from across the country.

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.

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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.

2SLGBTQ+ Diversity and Inclusion

Education 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.

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.

Supporting Sexuality in Older Adults

Societal messages often suggest that older adults are not sexual beings. However, we all have the human right to experience and participate in relationships, connections, sexuality, and love. As professionals, it is important to feel confident and comfortable engaging in conversations about sexual health and sexuality with your older clients.

Supporting Sexuality in Older Adults Workshops

Click on Learn more to explore a selection of workshops focused on understanding and supporting sexuality in older adults.

Supporting Sexuality in People with Developmental Disabilities

Information about sexual health is often inaccessible for people with developmental disabilities. We all have the human right to experience and participate in relationships, connections, sexuality, and love. As professionals, it is important to feel confident and comfortable engaging in conversations about sexual health and sexuality with your clients who have developmental disabilities.

Supporting Sexuality in People with Developmental Disabilities

People with developmental disabilities can have unique challenges when it comes to creating healthy relationships, boundaries, and exploring sexuality, and are at an increased risk to experience sexual assault. Gain practical suggestions for engaging clients in conversations about their sexual health and wellbeing.

Natural Supports Framework Training

The Natural Supports Framework supports clients to rely on, and contribute to, a lifelong network of family, community, and peer relationships. Research suggests that practitioners understand the importance of natural supports but may not effectively engage them without tools and supports. This is a three-part series of online training for professionals working with clients and families. After you take part one, you will engage in 6-8 weeks of practicing a natural supports approach before taking part two.

Natural Supports Training

In this interactive session, you will explore the guiding principles of the natural supports framework and understand ways to integrate this into your own practice, recognizing this may be a new approach to your work.

Natural Supports Organizational Audit

Reflect on your practice of implementing the natural supports framework and deepen your understanding, then identify how to manage challenges and assumptions. You will leave the session with a plan for continued implementation.

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.

Expanding Offerings for Health Care Professionals

Thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Fund, Centre for Sexuality is developing capacity-building training for both pre-service and practicing health care professionals (HCPs). These offerings will help HCPs integrate sexual and reproductive health into their practice and better assist underserved populations.

Learn more about our Community Driven Population and Public Health project.