Download LGBTQ Inclusive Co-op Communities (PDF)

Download Communautés coopératives accueillantes pour les personnes LGBTQ (PDF) 

Our LGBTQ Inclusive Co-op Communities resource and education curriculum have been developed in partnership with the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada).

Workshops are intended to: 

  • challenge homophobic and transphobic language and behaviour 
  • build capacity to foster safe and LGBTQ inclusive environments 
  • develop measurable actions to foster a safe and LGBTQ inclusive environment that protects the dignity of people in the LGBTQ communities 

 Workshops help participants to:

  • identify and discuss the protected grounds in the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) relative to gender and sexual diversity
  • identify and discuss common words to express sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Canada
  • identify and discuss examples of homophobic and transphobic language and behaviours 
  • identify and discuss examples of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and harassment 
  • demonstrate and share an empathetic understanding of the experiences of the LGBTQ communities
  • propose ways to make housing environments safe and inclusive for LGBTQ people 

For more information about training and resources, contact:

Laura Gibbon
Supervisor, Education and Training 
416-355-6772 | LGibbon@The519.org