Loading…

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, November 15
 

9:00am MST

Keynote Speaker
Limited Capacity seats available

Join internationally renowned mental health advocate Jack Saddleback as he shares insights and experiences on why equity is key to breaking down stigmas. As an out and proud Cree Two Spirit transgender gay man from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta, Jack has overcome many layers of societal discrimination. He has sat on the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Youth Council as the Saskatchewan representative, a role he held for six years and as the former President for the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union (USSU), Mr. Saddleback was the third Aboriginal person and the first transgender person to hold the role. Through this resiliency he will share his background in creating change across Canada for equity and diversity.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Saddleback

Jack Saddleback

Jack Saddleback is a Cree, Two-Spirit, transgender, gay man from the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta. As an equity consultant, Jack works closely within Queer communities and Indigenous communities to address reconciliation and decolonization work that incorporates an intersectional... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am MST
BMO Room - New Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

10:00am MST

Centre for Newcomers Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop we will discuss the intersecting identities and unique vulnerabilities of gender and sexually diverse newcomers to Canada. Participants will have the opportunity to review inclusive terminology as well as the Canadian human rights protection of SOGIE. 
The workshop will create an inclusive and respectful environment for participants to identify and work through challenging scenarios that they or their organizations may be facing. Participants will learn practical strategies for creating more positive, respectful, and/or safer organizational spaces and culture. Lastly, participants will increase their knowledge of additional SOGIE-specific community resources and referrals.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and articulate relevant terminology and definitions.
  • Identify human rights protection of SOGIE in Canada.
  • Discuss the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and racism toward gender and sexually diverse newcomers.
  • Identify and describe strategies to create inclusive and safer spaces for gender and sexually diverse newcomers.

Speakers
avatar for Boban Stojanovic

Boban Stojanovic

Manager, LGBTQ Program, Centre for Newcomers
Boban Stojanovic is an LGBTQ and peace activist, public speaker, TEDx and Pecha Kucha speaker, author, columnist and LGBTQ refuge in Calgary. Stojanovic is a founder of the Belgrade Pride Parade (Serbia) and one of the most prominent activists in Eastern Europe. As internationally... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Room 0-13 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

10:00am MST

Gender & Sexually Diverse (GSD) Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a presentation on Gender and Sexual Diversity - The workshop will offer diversity and inclusion training regarding the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community, focusing on a brief overview and history of the GSD movement, allyship, GSD terminology, and pronouns. This is a brave space open to anyone with questions, and those willing to learn how to positively interact with the GSD community.

Speakers
avatar for Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Founder & Chief Facilitator, Collectivity
Jason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is an educator and facilitator, event professional, and human rights advocate with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about authentic experiences, diversity and inclusion. He works as the Program Lead, Event Management for Bow Valley College... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Room 0-14 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

10:00am MST

Trans & Non Binary 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Join James Demers (OutReels Diversity Education Program) for a fun and informational setting on trans and non-binary gender identities. This session will cover language, experience and tips for developing your understanding of the trans-identified people.

Speakers
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
BMO Room - New Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

11:45am MST

CommUNITY
Limited Capacity seats available

Evans will be sharing his journey as a Two-Spirit man and the journey of self-discovery it took to get to where he is today. He will shed light on the impacts of Colonization that have affected the 2S/Indigenous Communities and how we as a CommUNITY are the solution to ensuring an inclusive and equitable future for all Canadians

Speakers
avatar for Evans L. Yellow Old Woman

Evans L. Yellow Old Woman

Health Services Coordinator & Activist, https://www.afccalgary.org/
Evans Yellow Old Woman is from Siksika Nation. His Blackfoot name is Apsipistoo, which means White Owl. He is part of the Blackfoot Confederacy and descends from the Runs Away Buffalo Clan. He is a Two-Spirit man living and working in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). He is currently a Health... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm MST
Room 0-13 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

11:45am MST

SOGI Approach to Education with CBE
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Trish Deneau

Trish Deneau

Specialist, Calgary Board of Education
The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Team is a system level multidisciplinary team that supports educators in the Calgary Board of Education with coming to understand and implementing best practice to support our sexual orientation and gender minority students.
HF

Hannah Fisher

Calgary Board of Education


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm MST
BMO Room - New Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

11:45am MST

Trans & Non-Binary 101
Limited Capacity seats available




Speakers
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm MST
Room 0-14 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:30pm MST

Catered Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday November 15, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST

1:30pm MST

Corporate Diversity and ERG's with RBC
Limited Capacity seats available

RBC has long believed that diversity is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do. By seeking out diverse perspectives and embracing our differences, we’re ultimately creating a more vibrant, innovative and prosperous community for all. Diversity and Inclusion is a core value at RBC and a cornerstone of our purpose to help clients thrive and communities prosper.

This panel discussion will look at how companies can create and support thriving Employee Resource Groups (ERG), promote diversity in the workplace and form meaningful partnerships with the LGBTQ2+ community.

Speakers
avatar for Inez Ashworth

Inez Ashworth

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Husky Energy
As a driven Diversity and Inclusion professional and leader, Inez Ashworth is known for creating safe spaces and empowering employees to reach their full potential. Inez is the current manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Husky Energy. As part of her role, Inez advises and supports... Read More →
avatar for Jerilynn Daniels

Jerilynn Daniels

Regional Director, Community Marketing and Citizenship, RBC
Jerilynn Daniels is the Regional Director, Community Marketing and Citizenship for RBC, Alberta and Territories. In her role at RBC she is responsible for philanthropic giving, sponsorships and activations and marketing support for the more than 140 branches across the Alberta and... Read More →
avatar for Lucy L'Hirondelle

Lucy L'Hirondelle

Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
Lucy L'Hirondelle is an associate at the Calgary office of Norton Rose Fulbright. She is in the Litigation Practice Group with a focus on commercial litigation.Lucy has experience with multiple litigation matters including: commercial and aboriginal matters for clients in the energy... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Pound

Sandy Pound

Regional Vice President – Integrated Markets, RBC
Sandy Pound is Regional Vice President – Integrated Markets with RBC in Calgary and is currently the Executive Champion for the PRIDE ERG at RBC in Alberta & the Territories. She has been in the Financial Services industry for 30+ years and has held a variety of roles leading teams... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Room 0-13 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

1:30pm MST

Coming Out In Faith
Limited Capacity seats available

Most of us hear the message that being a person of faith and being LGBTQ+ cannot go together. The truth is that we don’t have to choose one part of our identity over the other, but for many in the LGBTQ+ community, living in integrity as a whole person and pursuing a life and relationships that are true to themselves, often results in the loss of the community that has been a part of their roots for years. How can we deal with this loss? Is there hope for believing in a faith that accepts us as we are? How can we be allies to those who are marginalized and move from tolerance to celebration? In this fun and interactive workshop, Pam Rocker will invite us into reflection and conversation on how we can create space for everyone, as we celebrate the sacred connections between us all.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Rocker

Pam Rocker

Activist & Writer
Pam Rocker is an atypical activist, award winning writer, speaker, and musician. Pam has worked for many years for the full inclusion of LGBTQ2S+ people in faith communities and beyond.


Thursday November 15, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
BMO Room - New Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

3:10pm MST

Consent in the Workplace
Limited Capacity seats available

Through an interactive facilitated discussion, participants will have the opportunity to explore cultural messages pertaining to gender roles, homophobia, transphobia, and sexism. Workplace harassment and creating a culture of safety and consent will be examined, and participants can begin to unpack individual and social conditions that create unsafe and non-inclusive work environments.

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Mutch

Hilary Mutch

LGBTQ2S+ Community Development Coordinator, Centre for Sexuality
Hilary Mutch (she/her) is the LGBTQ2S+ Community Development Coordinator at the Centre for Sexuality – she has coordinated Camp fYrefly, a 4-day retreat for LGBTQ2S+ youth since 2015, she also coordinates the Calgary GSA Network and offers education to students about homophobia... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:10pm - 4:30pm MST
BMO Room - New Central Library 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

3:10pm MST

The Pantry - Creating Healthy Relationships One Shelf At A Time
Limited Capacity seats available


Falling in love and deciding to live together were fun and easy!  The real work of relationship began when we started to organize the kitchen pantry. One of us is a keeper of things, the other a minimalist. One is an introvert, the other an extravert.  One likes to do everything at once, the other likes to take time.  And we both like to be in charge!  
In this lively, informal, fun interactive workshop, we will use real, and often funny, stories as catalysts to explore practical ways to deal with relationship challenges and find solutions.  This workshop provides a lighthearted look at ways for you to co-create your own healthy relationships.     You will be asked to have discussions with others about your own challenges but will not be expected to reveal any personal information. Come enjoy the action and explore possible solutions in together in community.


Speakers
avatar for Jane Oxenbury

Jane Oxenbury

JANE OXENBURY, M.Ed., R.Psych is a well-respected psychologist of over 26 years with individuals, couples and families, specializing in the areas of family violence, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, hypnotherapy and war trauma/torture. Working, training and advocating extensively... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Robinson

Leslie Robinson

LESLIE ROBINSON, MA (Adult Ed) is a facilitator of positive change with individuals, educational institutions, government, and non-profits, using Appreciative Inquiry and Vibrational Facilitation. She has authored 15 books in the fields of tourism education and facilitation, the... Read More →


Thursday November 15, 2018 3:10pm - 4:30pm MST
Room 0-14 - Level 0 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
 
Friday, November 16
 

9:00am MST

Welcome Address
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nick Thain

Nick Thain

Senior Operating Officer for the Community, Rural and Mental Health Portfolio, Alberta Health Services
Nick holds the position of Senior Operating Officer for the Community, Rural and Mental HealthPortfolio at AHS. In his 25 year health care career he has had the opportunity to practice in avariety of settings and system governance models. Nick started his career as a paramedic andhas... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am MST
S5021 - Bow Valley College, South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1, Canada

10:00am MST

Enhancing Addiction and Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ populations
Limited Capacity filling up

The academic literature shows the LGBTQ+ population experiences a range of health inequities and health disparities in health care access and service delivery. This talk will provide information on addiction and mental health and attempt to develop knowledge of creating and maintaining a safer and more inclusive environment for both the client and professional.
Objectives:
  1. Provide general and trauma-informed information on Addiction and Mental Health and how these concerns present and impact the LGBTQ+ community.
  2. Highlight the specific life factors experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals that directly relate to substance use, mental health concerns, and barriers to accessing services.
  3. Identify opportunities for anti-oppressive allyship organizational practices that can enhance care for the LGBTQ+ population.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Bryant (Whit, she/hers) BHSc., MEd.

Whitney Bryant (Whit, she/hers) BHSc., MEd.

Addictions Counsellor, Alberta Health Services - Addictions and Mental Health Adult Addiction Services Calgary
Whit started her career working in human services as an EMT-A and firefighter. After several years she entered the counselling field and currently works an addictions counsellor with AHS Adult Addiction Services. She has experience working in the addiction and mental health field... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
S5021 - Bow Valley College, South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1, Canada

10:00am MST

Gender & Sexually Diverse (GSD) Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a presentation on Gender and Sexual Diversity - The workshop will offer diversity and inclusion training regarding the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community, focusing on a brief overview and history of the GSD movement, allyship, GSD terminology, and pronouns. This is a brave space open to anyone with questions, and those willing to learn how to positively interact with the GSD community.

Speakers
avatar for Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Founder & Chief Facilitator, Collectivity
Jason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is an educator and facilitator, event professional, and human rights advocate with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about authentic experiences, diversity and inclusion. He works as the Program Lead, Event Management for Bow Valley College... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Room 3-15A - Level 3 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

10:00am MST

U of C Medical School - Trans Curriculum Info Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Information about Trans 101 Patient Model and Training Program for medical students in
Canada in partnership with the Foothills School of Medicine.

All 3rd year medical students at Foothills School of Medicine are now provided training on the trans community, their medical needs and process.

This training included creating a podcast, curriculum and 3 detailed case studies.
                - Case studies are used in face-to-face training exercises, which include members of the trans
community and doctors co-facilitating these sessions.
                 - It is the first such training to be made mandatory in Canada and is the first of its kind to be
developed in close consultation with community.


Speakers
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Ted Jablonski MD CCFP FCFP

Dr. Ted Jablonski MD CCFP FCFP

Physician, Crowfoot Village Family Practice
Dr. Ted Jablonski is an award-winning family physician based in Calgary, Alberta. He has taught and practiced family medicine in rural Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario before moving to Calgary where he is currently in full-time practice within an innovative... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am MST
Idea Lab 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

11:45am MST

Improving Sexual Health Service Access for Gay, Bi and MSM
Limited Capacity seats available

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) are disproportionately impacted by HIV and many other STBBIs. A key component of prevention is increased and timely access to STBBI testing to diagnose and treat infections to prevent onward transmission. However, many gbMSM have reported that testing services have inaccessible hours or do not meet their unique needs. To help address these barriers, community-based clinics have emerged to help increase access to STBBI testing. The Centre for Sexuality and Alberta Health Services’ Safeworks have partnered to operate a successful community-based testing clinic for this population. This session will explore the development and implementation of the clinics, including the successes and challenges encountered throughout the process. Participants will learn about the benefits of community-based testing for gbMSM, and how to effectively connect their practice with community-based initiatives related to STBBI prevention.

Presented by Logan Chinski, Associate Manger Harm Reduction/Safeworks Alberta Health Services and Nolan Hill, Gay Men’s Health Specialist, Centre for Sexuality


Speakers
avatar for Logan Chinski

Logan Chinski

Harm Reduction Lead, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health Services
Logan Chinski, BScN, RN (C), Harm Reduction Lead, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, oversees Safeworks a harm reduction outreach team and supervised consumption services in Calgary.   He is involved in the management of a multidisciplinary outreach and clinical team, harm reduction... Read More →
avatar for Nolan Hill

Nolan Hill

Gay Men’s Health Specialist, Centre for Sexuality
Nolan is the Gay Men’s Health Specialist at the Centre for Sexuality. He works with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) providing evidence-informed and relevant sexual health information and resources. His work primarily revolves around STBBI prevention, sexual... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm MST
S4021 - Bow Valley College South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

11:45am MST

LGBTQ2S+ Domestic Violence Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Rainbow Ready is a capacity building program that is aimed at providing service providers and community agencies the knowledge and skills to provide safe, inclusive service to LGBTQ2S+ individuals experiencing domestic violence. The program includes an organizational audit, with examination of agency space, promotional documentation and guiding policies and procedures. It also includes a 1-day, specialized training workshop, designed to meet the unique needs of each agency. The workshop is recognized by the Alberta College of Social Workers as a Category A workshop.
www.sagesse.org

Speakers
avatar for Micah Hall (he/him)

Micah Hall (he/him)

Rainbow Ready Program Coordinator, Sagesse
Micah Hall is an out and proud queer trans man whose personal struggles inform his inter-sectional outlook and motivate his social work. Parent of three who has experienced domestic violence, he understands the courage necessary to make a lasting change in one's life, as well as the... Read More →
avatar for Amy Munroe

Amy Munroe

Direct Service Team Lead, Sagesse
Amy Munroe, RSW is the Direct Service Team Lead at Sagesse, a Calgary based not for profit agencythat empowers organizations, individuals and communities to break the cycle of violence. Amycompleted her Diploma in Social Work at Mount Royal University in Calgary AB. Amy is dedicated... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm MST
S5021 - Bow Valley College, South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1, Canada

12:30pm MST

Catered Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm MST

1:30pm MST

Clarity on Cannabis
Limited Capacity seats available

 In this session we will cover the Basics about Cannabis, Cannabis Legalization in
Alberta, the Health Effects, the Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, and key messages across the
lifespan and an overview of resources to support your work with the community.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Fry

Michelle Fry

Program Consultant for Addiction Prevention, Alberta Health Services
Michelle Fry, is a Program Consultant in the Addiction Prevention Unit for Alberta Health Services.  Currently, Michelle’s work is focused on Cannabis legalization as it relates to Municipal Policy, Health Education, Training.  Michelle has an interdisciplinary Master’s of Science... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Houtekamer, MPH

Cheryl Houtekamer, MPH

Program Supervisor, Community Health Promotion Services, Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Programs (CAAMHPP)
Cheryl Houtekamer has been working with children, youth, families and communities for over 31 years.In 1989, Cheryl began work as an addiction counsellor with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug AbuseCommission’s new youth treatment program. Since then, Cheryl has served in a variety of... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
S4021 - Bow Valley College South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

1:30pm MST

Kink Aware Professionals
Limited Capacity full

Kink Aware Professionals is all about shame free education and reducing barriers to services for those
who practice alternative lifestyles and/or sexual activities.  This workshop will provide attendees with an entry level understanding of BDSM and alternative lifestyles, a framework for identifying healthy,
consensual practices, and strategies for mitigating barriers to services experienced by persons from
these communities/lifestyles.

Presented by Angel Sumka (she/her) is a pansexual, cis woman with a passion for sex positive, shame
free education.  She is a long time Alternative Lifestyles presenter and the current president of Alberta
Sex Positive Education and Community Centre.


Speakers
avatar for Angel Sumka

Angel Sumka

President, Alberta Sex Positive Education & Community Centre
Hi! My name is Angel. I use she/her pronouns, and I am the president of Alberta Sex Positive Education and Community Centre. We are a grassroots non-profit organization that promotes sex positive values by way of presentations, workshops, discussion groups, documentary screenings... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Idea Lab 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

3:10pm MST

Introduction to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Limited Capacity seats available

September 1, 2018 the Alberta Government announced public funding for HIV PrEP for those who
qualify, starting October 1. In this session and group discussion, learn about HIV PrEP basics, the
designated prescriber program and challenges and opportunities for access.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Julia Carter, FCFP

Dr. Julia Carter, FCFP

Sexual and Reproductive Health, Medical Director, Alberta Health Services
Dr Carter has been the Medical Director at AHS, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Calgary Zone, since 2008.She also has a family practice at Associate Clinic and is a member of the Calgary West Central PCN. Shecompleted her undergraduate BSc in Life Sciences with a focus in microbiology... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Troute-Wood, RN MN

Tammy Troute-Wood, RN MN

Sexual and Reproductive Specialist, Alberta Health Services
Tammy Troute-Wood, RN MN is working in the role of Sexual and Reproductive Specialist with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Calgary, Alberta. Her passion is building comfort and capacity of health care professionals to incorporate healthy sexuality into their practices. As AHS Co-chair... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:30pm MST
S4021 - Bow Valley College South Campus 345 6 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1

3:10pm MST

Seniors & Sexuality
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Jane Oxenbury

Jane Oxenbury

JANE OXENBURY, M.Ed., R.Psych is a well-respected psychologist of over 26 years with individuals, couples and families, specializing in the areas of family violence, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, hypnotherapy and war trauma/torture. Working, training and advocating extensively... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Robinson

Leslie Robinson

LESLIE ROBINSON, MA (Adult Ed) is a facilitator of positive change with individuals, educational institutions, government, and non-profits, using Appreciative Inquiry and Vibrational Facilitation. She has authored 15 books in the fields of tourism education and facilitation, the... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:30pm MST
Idea Lab 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

3:10pm MST

Trans and Non-Binary 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 3:10pm - 4:30pm MST
Adult Reading Gallery - Level 4 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

3:30pm MST

Skipping Stone & Interdisciplinary Care
Limited Capacity filling up

The Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based not for profit who supports and empowers trans and gender diverse youth, and their families, through providing low-barrier access to community and social supports as well as mental health and medical services in the province of Alberta.

Skipping Stone's whole-person, comprehensive care model sets it apart in the country and firmly on the leading edge of exploring and envisioning what truly accessible and inclusive gender affirming care looks like in our communities. Through this workshop, we'll explore Skipping Stone's interdisciplinary format and the positive impact it's having on it's clients and community.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Marie Newbert

Amelia Marie Newbert

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Amelia is a passionate transgender and LGBTQ2+ advocate. She has served as the co-president of the Trans Equality Society of Alberta, Director of Community Development with Calgary Pride and chairperson of Fierte Canada Pride's national Stand4Trans initiative among others. She was... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Peace

Lindsay Peace

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Lindsay, above all, is the proud mother of three boys, one of whom is transgender. She is a fierce advocate for trans youth and her actions in the field have attracted national and international attention. She’s been actively involved in changing the dialogue, practices and policies... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm MST
Cenovus Calgary Room - Level 4 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

4:45pm MST

The State of Trans Health in Alberta - Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion encompassing the barriers and successes for Trans individual healthcare in Alberta. 

Moderators
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Thompson BScOT, MClSc, MD Student (2019)

Nicole Thompson BScOT, MClSc, MD Student (2019)

Doctor of Medicine Student and Advocate for Gender Affirming Care/ Transhealth Education for Medical Students, Cumming School of Medicine
Innovator: Author of gender affirming care and transhealth curriculum in undergrad medical education. First Place in AHS Bone and Joint Institute competition for obesity management in total joint replacement. Implementation of multiple community engagement and staff training innovations... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jane Dunstan

Dr. Jane Dunstan

Alex Community Health Centre
Jane Dunstan is a family physician based in Calgary with a strong interest in the health of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. She trained at the University of Toronto and was one of the first family medicine residents to complete additional family medicine training specifically... Read More →
avatar for Amelia Marie Newbert

Amelia Marie Newbert

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Amelia is a passionate transgender and LGBTQ2+ advocate. She has served as the co-president of the Trans Equality Society of Alberta, Director of Community Development with Calgary Pride and chairperson of Fierte Canada Pride's national Stand4Trans initiative among others. She was... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Peace

Lindsay Peace

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Lindsay, above all, is the proud mother of three boys, one of whom is transgender. She is a fierce advocate for trans youth and her actions in the field have attracted national and international attention. She’s been actively involved in changing the dialogue, practices and policies... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm MST
Cenovus Calgary Room - Level 4 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada
 
Saturday, November 17
 

10:30am MST

Reading with Royalty
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamorous family-friendly storytime program, led by local drag Kings, Queens and Monarchy

Speakers
avatar for Parker Chapple

Parker Chapple

Director of Business Development, Calgary Pride
Parker joined the Calgary Pride team as their first-ever Executive Director and staff member in 2017. They have a dynamic background in business development with more than 20 years’ experience supporting organizations of all sizes including Victoria Pride Society as Director of... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am MST
Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7, Canada

12:00pm MST

Community Resource Fair
Limited Capacity seats available


Speakers
avatar for Parker Chapple

Parker Chapple

Director of Business Development, Calgary Pride
Parker joined the Calgary Pride team as their first-ever Executive Director and staff member in 2017. They have a dynamic background in business development with more than 20 years’ experience supporting organizations of all sizes including Victoria Pride Society as Director of... Read More →

Exhibitors
CD

CPS Diversity

LGBTQ* Liaison Officer, Calgary Police Service
TS

The SHARP Foundation

SHARP Foundation
avatar for Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
avatar for Mark Randall

Mark Randall

HEAT Program Coordinator, HIV Community Link
The HEAT program provides HIV, hepatitis C and other STI education, awareness and prevention services to gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).The program provides easy access to information and resources that are especially supportive of this community with a specific... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Level Three Commons 800 3 Street SE Calgary AB

12:00pm MST

Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
Limited Capacity seats available

Clothes shopping is an often enjoyable activity, but for many transgender and gender nonconforming people, the task can be stressful &  frustrating.

Often, transgender individuals face challenges in finding correct sizes as well as non gendered clothing. Skipping Stones is super excited to be hosting a clothing swap to meet all your queerly fabulous needs on a budget!

Bring down items of clothing that you no longer want, and simply swap them with a new glamorous find!


Speakers
avatar for Mosaic Youth Group

Mosaic Youth Group

Youth voices are to be heard and celebrated. Growing up queer is no different. Mosaic is a GLTBQ youth group that celebrates youth, provides awesome activities and resources, all while aiming to engage OUR youth in OUR community. By running the Mosaic Youth Group, we hope to achieve... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Room 3-17A - Level 3 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:00pm MST

X’travaganza!! Gender Marker & Name Change Clinic
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll be holding an open house where people can stop by and get information, forms, details, and help filling out all that's necessary for name and gender marker amendments on Alberta issued ID including birth certificates and driver's licenses.

We'll have a notary onsite to help get forms completed, notarized and ready to submit right on site!

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Marie Newbert

Amelia Marie Newbert

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Amelia is a passionate transgender and LGBTQ2+ advocate. She has served as the co-president of the Trans Equality Society of Alberta, Director of Community Development with Calgary Pride and chairperson of Fierte Canada Pride's national Stand4Trans initiative among others. She was... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Peace

Lindsay Peace

Co-Founder, Skipping Stone Foundation
Lindsay, above all, is the proud mother of three boys, one of whom is transgender. She is a fierce advocate for trans youth and her actions in the field have attracted national and international attention. She’s been actively involved in changing the dialogue, practices and policies... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Room 3-17B - Level 3 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:00pm MST

Gender & Sexually Diverse (GSD) Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a presentation on Gender and Sexual Diversity - The workshop will offer diversity and inclusion training regarding the gender and sexually diverse (GSD) community, focusing on a brief overview and history of the GSD movement, allyship, GSD terminology, and pronouns. This is a brave space open to anyone with questions, and those willing to learn how to positively interact with the GSD community.

Speakers
avatar for Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Jason A Kingsley, BComm, CFEE

Founder & Chief Facilitator, Collectivity
Jason A. Kingsley, BCom, CFEE is an educator and facilitator, event professional, and human rights advocate with over 15 years’ experience, who is passionate about authentic experiences, diversity and inclusion. He works as the Program Lead, Event Management for Bow Valley College... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Adult Reading Gallery - Level 4 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

2:15pm MST

Creating a Culture of Consent
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop participants will explore the cultural construction of consent and how this occurs within LGBTQ2S communities and spaces. Participants can expect to identify how media and society perpetuate harmful messages about consent, gender, relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sexual violence.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Shiels

Laura Shiels

LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker, Centre for Sexuality
Laura Shiels is the LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker at Centre for Sexuality where she works with youth and their families to enhance natural supports during the coming out process. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Women’s Studies. She has been working in the... Read More →
DW

Diana Wark

Centre for Sexuality
Diana Wark has been with the Centre for Sexuality for over 10 years.  As a social worker, Diana has over 25 years of front line experience. She is a passionate facilitator that strives to create lively learning spaces.


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Idea Lab 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

2:15pm MST

Diversity in the Arts
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel discussion will explore equitable practices relevant for non-profit and arts organizations. Lead by Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon and Community Investment Manager Jordan Baylon, the panel will include input from local queer artists in discussion with larger arts institutions. The goal of the conversation is to acknowledge challenges, failures and successes, and open the dialogue between practicing queer artists and the institutions and funders who have the opportunity to support them.


Speakers
avatar for Jordan Baylon

Jordan Baylon

Community Investment Manager, Calgary Arts Development
Jordan Baylon is a queer Filipinx poet/spoken word artist who spends most of his time at Calgary Arts Development designing and running granting programs for artists and arts organizations. The majority of this work is to meet and talk with artists working in all disciplines and contexts... Read More →
avatar for Patti Pon

Patti Pon

President & CEO, Calgary Arts Development
Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon is a veteran community and arts champion with an extensive track record of leadership and service in Calgary.Patti has deep and diverse experience in the arts sector, having served as Vice President, Administration at the EPCOR CENTRE... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
3-19B - Level 3 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

3:45pm MST

Anti-Racist Organizational Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC) is a process designed to combat organizational racism in the non-profit sector. AROC is a part of the anti-oppressive framework at CommunityWise Resource Centre, which is a unique, community driven non-profit centre that provides backbone infrastructure to non-profit member organizations that support a diverse spectrum of social, environmental, and cultural issues. Through AROC, CommunityWise has undertaken an emergent process together with racialized and Indigenous community members to understand how to best address systemic barriers that affect their participation and experience with non-profits. This session will address the basics of organizational racism from implicit bias to structural inequity. 

Speakers
avatar for AROC

AROC

Community Wise Resource Centre


Saturday November 17, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm MST
Idea Lab 800 3 Street SE Calgary Alberta

3:45pm MST

Drag 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Sashay through the history of drag culture, and the important contributions this art form has, and continues to make in the world today. As our understanding of gender expression continues to evolve, so to has this performance art.

Speakers
avatar for James Demers

James Demers

Executive Director, Calgary Queer Arts Society
James Demers est le directeur général de la Calgary Queer Arts Society, une organisation de promotion des arts et de la diversité artistique qui se consacre à faire entendre la voix des récits queers, des artistes et de la communauté.Il est également directeur de la troupe... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm MST
3-19C - Level 3 800 3 street SE Calgary AB
 
Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.