Articles & Other resources


Municipal World: Free to be me

Growing your Workforce: Safe Space for Workplaces


Resource Guide and Active Listening

LGBT2SQ - A Resource Guide

10 steps to Better Active Listening


Workshop Videos:

The Royal Society Presents:   Understanding Unconscious Bias

Brené Brown on Empathy:      Empathy vs Sympathy


PFLAG Canada

Egale Canada is an advocacy organization founded in 1986 by Les McAfee to advance equality for Canadian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, across Canada.

Fierté Canada Pride (FCP) is the national association of Canadian Pride organisations. They are a membership-based organisation run by volunteers. The main goal of FCP is to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and two-spirited Prides on a national level.

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au travail Canada empowers Canadian employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Pride at Work Publications

Beyond Diversity

Hiring Across All Spectrums

Pflag Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. We support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns. We promise to offer local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones challenged by gender/sexual identity.


There are great resources found on

  • Community Organizations & Groups

  • Hotlines and Crisis Support

  • Equity Glossary of Terms

  • Intersex Fact Sheet

  • LGBTQ Glossary of Terms

  • Trans Parent & Family Law Fact Sheet

  • Ontario Gender Marker Change Instructions

  • Ontario Name Change Instructions

Pride understanding is a communication tool designed to start a conversation to increase GENDER DIVERSITY LITERACY.

Additional Videos and resource

The Importance of Being a Good Ally 

Use of Pronouns

Starting the Conversation

Gender Identity Flyer

The 519 

This is an extensive glossary of terms and definitions as they relate to various communities. Comes in a downloadable format as well:

Another resource from the 519

Creating Authentic Spaces

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