Positive Space Initiative: LGBTQ2+ Awareness

Product code: INC111

About this course

Delivery method

Delivery method

Virtual classroom



4 hours








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Diversity and inclusion are essential for building a modern, high-performing public service. This course introduces the concepts, terminology and vocabulary related to gender and sexual diversity, as well as the importance of Positive Space and how to become an ally. Participants will discuss issues relevant to the LGBTQ2+ communities and learn to contribute to a safer, more inclusive public service.

Topics include:

  • reviewing terminology and vocabulary
  • exploring LGBTQ2+ history in Canada
  • defining Positive Space and why it is important
  • understanding heteronormativity, cis-normativity and privilege
  • being an ally


Learners who wish to become a Positive Space Ambassador will need to complete Positive Space Initiative: LGBTQ2+ Awareness and Positive Space Initiative: Becoming an Ambassador for LGBTQ2+ Inclusion, or equivalents.

LGBTQ2+ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirit, + (additional identities).

Note: If the course is currently full, check back in mid-summer. The September courses will be posted at that time.

Legacy course code: W080

Date modified: 2022-02-07

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