According to a national report by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust...

64% of LGBTQ2SA+ secondary students report feeling unsafe at school

As an educator, I have found Kate to be a wonderful resource when learning how to approach gender in the elementary classroom. Her research and insight into what constitutes a truly safe and welcoming environment for all has shaped the way I interact with my students and approach education as a whole."

- Brittnee M., elementary school teacher

Let's work together

Let's not wait until junior or senior high school to address the above statistics. Elementary schools offer a unique opportunity to teach students about gender and sexual diversity when they're young, to change the culture around LGBTQ2SA+ & gender diversity for the next generation.

 

Most districts and schools have policies and guidelines in place to demonstrate their commitment to anti-bullying and the creation of safe spaces, particularly for marginalized students. While a step in the right direction, these kinds of approaches to change often do not confront the reality of structural and pedagogical influences within the education system that strengthen and reproduce harmful understandings of binaried gender and heteronormativity. 

 

Anti-oppressive, queer affirming education for grades K-6 is my purpose and passion. Consultation and support for schools and educators is grounded in research and best practices to address a variety of topics and concerns including:

  • Classroom lesson plan creation, support, & facilitation

  • Workshops, training, and follow-up support to increase knowledge and awareness of LGBTQ2SA+ and gender concerns in elementary education, while providing educators with resources and strategies for creating more inclusive and welcoming environments

  • Support for elementary GSAs & QSAs

  • Support addressing parental concerns, with the latest research to back you up

  • Strategic planning to explore current policies, guidelines, and school practices to help create more affirming learning environments for LGBTQ2SA+ and gender diverse students, their families, and staff

Consultation packages are available for schools and administrators. Please get in touch using the form below to discuss options.  

Advocacy, system navigation and support for parents/guardians of LGBTQ2SA+ & gender diverse children is available free of charge. 

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