Goldring Student Centre, University of Toronto (150 Charles Street W, Toronto)
  • May 13, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

A sense of belonging in an inclusive learning community significantly enhances student wellness, engagement and academic performance. Many Two Spirit students are subject to oppression and exclusion from three sources: from the Indigenous community, the LGBTQ community, and mainstream society. Navigating these intersections on campus can have a grave impact on the overall well-being and academic success of Two Spirit students.

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is providing two free workshops aimed to improve the mental health, wellness and social conditions of Two Spirit students on campus. Participants will learn to
enhance protective factors through:
– Broadening awareness and acceptance of Two Spirit identities across campus;
– Developing skills of the campus community to design and deliver Two Spirit inclusive groups, events, resources and services.

This seminar addresses the specific needs of Two Spirit students on campus and how to act in allyship for Two Spirit students.

Through interactive activities and small and large group
discussions, the session will:
– Increase understanding of Two Spirit identities and social and mental health issues;
– Raise awareness of the intersecting issues and challenges Two Spirit students face in postsecondary
– Brainstorm approaches to improving the post-secondary climate

For more information about these workshops or Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, please email Rebecca Benson (Two Spirit Program Coordinator and Facilitator) at rbenson@egale.ca or call (416) 964-7887 ext. 7103.