Through participation at this FUN-filled, interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the lives of LGBTQI older people (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, questioning, queer, intersex…). They will gain a better understanding about what kind of lived realities (often discrimination, invisibility, denial of service) LGBTQI people are experiencing. Participants will gain hands-on, ready to implement strategies for their agencies, that’ll enable them to create an even more welcoming and inclusive environment for all clients they work with, including their family members, friends and fellow colleagues.
A fun-filled, interactive and hands-on workshop for you to learn about strategies on how to create an even warmer, more inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQI people in your agency.
Together, we will be looking at real life scenarios that will show us what some LGBTQI people are experiencing (maybe these scenarios already played out in your agency?) and through the interactive process, we will be creating strategies, how to prevent these events and how to make LGBTQI people more welcome, included and visible, so they could feel equal and free from the fear, stress and anxiety they are often experiencing. As a takeaway from this workshop, you will learn about seven action steps that will help you to continually create an inclusive, safer and comfortable place for your clients to live and your colleagues to work.
This workshop will also equip you with strategies that will make your agency more attractive to your current and potential clients and therefore, you will be prepared to better serve your clients and remain competitive in the marketplace.
- participants will gain a knowledge of lived realities of LGBTQI older adults and what they can do to improve their lives and the lives of other people that are LGBTQI
- participants will be equipped with hands-on strategies of how to create a safer and more accepting agency for LGBTQI people
- and participants will learn steps to recognize and react to different forms of discrimination in their workplaces. They will walk out from this workshop with implementable lists of strategies that will help them to prevent many forms of potential discrimination (including homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and ageism) in their workplace.