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2SLGBTQI+ @ Work

As with all areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility our understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and related topics is constantly evolving. This space will evolve with our changing understanding. Here you will find a growing list of videos, presentations, and news about 2SLGBTQI+ in the workplace.  

Our Next 2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion webinar begins in





Gender Fabulous: A discussion on gender within the 2SLGBTQI+ communities

2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion Webinar Series 
Event #4

When we say 2SLGBTQI+, we’re talking about two different things: sexuality and gender. In this session, we will go deep on gender, talk about what gender is, and have an engaging discussion with a group of people who will share their lived experiences as gender-diverse individuals.

  • Date: November 16, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Reconciling Identity: A discussion about Two-Spirit people within the 2SLGBTQI+ communities

Coming Soon: Watch the playback of the CCDI Consulting webinar with Michael Bach in a panel discussion.
Special Guests

  • Sandra Laframboise, Human Rights Advocate and Activist
  • Todd Ross, Indigenous Advisor, University of New Brunswick
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The Intersections of Identity: A discussion about the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender

Watch the playback of the CCDI Consulting webinar with Michael Bach in a panel discussion.
Special Guests

  • Jefferson Darrell (Founder & CEO, Breakfast Culture)
  • Pritwinder Kaur Admissions Advisor, Yorkville University)
  • Marcos A. Persaud (Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
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The ABCs and 123s of LGBTQ2+ Inclusion

Watch the playback of the CCDI Consulting webinar where Michael Bach, author of Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work, engaged in a discussion about LGBTQ2+ inclusion with special guests; what LGBTQ2+ inclusion means to them, and how LGBTQ2+ inclusion shows up in their workplaces.
Special Guests: 

  • Farrell Hall (Chief Inclusion Officer, 9 Story Media)
  • Lenore MacAdam (Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Corus Entertainment)
  • DS "Shep" Sheppard (Senior Manager, Equity Diversity & Inclusion at Equitable Bank/EQ Bank)
  • Steve Yan (Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, BDC)
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What Does It Take to Have an LGBTQ2+ Inclusive Workplace?

Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes interviews Michael Bach (June 10, 2022)

Gender and Gender Identity

Gender is a broad term that encompasses a range of characteristics including physical characteristics, as well as roles, conduct and presentation, and how those elements are perceived by society.

Gender identity is linked to a person’s sense of self, and the sense of being a man, a woman, both or neither. Gender identity is how a person identifies and may, or may not, be aligned with their sex assigned at birth. Gender expression is how a person presents their gender, through things like dress and mannerisms. Gender identity and gender expression are both elements of one's gender.

You can download the Gender & Gender Identity infographic for use in your workplace.

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