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The Moment You Walk in the Door: Creating Spaces of Welcome for 2SLGBTQIA People

Online - Zoom

The Moment You Walk in the Door: Creating Spaces of Welcome for 2SLGBTQIA People

A Partner Workshop Series With anya gywnne


Part One: Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Part Two: Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST



Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.

Course Description

The Moment You Walk in the Door: Creating Spaces of Welcome for 2SLGBTQIA People is a dynamic workshop that contextualizes current day issues experienced by marginalized sexual orientations, gender diverse and intersex clients, patients, and customers that are coming into your agency, organization, or business. We will discuss intersectional identities, explore the Social Determinants of Health and countering systemic bias, clarify terminology, address issues related to gender identity and expression, and share best practice tips to create welcoming spaces. This is an interactive workshop that aims to provide a non-judgemental experience, to engage and ask questions related to personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes

  • More informed on language and current issues that affect 2SLGBTQIA individuals.
  • Develop best practice approaches to care for a growing demographic.
  • Understand gender identity and expression and strategies to avoid lateral violence.
  • Learn ways to deal with making mistakes… because we all make mistakes.
  • Enjoy learning about sex and gender.

Facilitator Biography

anya gwynne
A first-generation settler from Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, anya gwynne is a non-binary, queer writer and educator who creates authentic opportunities for learning and connection. Over the last 12 years, they have engaged service providers, educators, and community to build welcoming spaces and inclusive, accessible services for 2-SLGBTQIA+ people. anya is grateful for the opportunity to work with youth and participate in intergenerational spaces, witnessing stories of resistance and change. They have recently started a coaching practice to support parents and families of trans and non-binary youth to build bridges of communication and understanding.


  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $39.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $49.00*
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $59.00*

           *Plus Eventbrite's fee.



Who should attend this workshop series?
This workshop series is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define "helping professional" as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.

How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop series has been capped at 35 participants.

What is a partner workshop series?
This refers to a workshop series that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care.

Do I need to attend both of the sessions?
Yes, attendees will receive certificates of attendance after participating in both sessions and filling out a post-course evaluation.

Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants. The session slides, however, will be sent out.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop series has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Bursaries are available upon request.

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