Grand Erie District School Board Occasional Teachers

Status and Equity


and Equity workshops




Workshop & Description

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Also watch for Women's Self Defense coming in the New Year!


Proud Rainbow Voices

Ontario Network for LGBTTQ Educators

You are invited to participate in the first network for LGBTTQ educators of Ontario. This is a safe, supportive inviting forum to share and discuss triumphs/challenges in addressing LGBTTTQ issues in our workplace. This network is open to all educators that self-identify as LGBTTQ and work in the Education field (e.g., Elementary, Secondary, Public, Catholic, Private, College, University, Separate, Montessori and Home School).

Research states that 1 in 10 identify as LGBTTIQ. This means that many of our colleagues identify as LGBTTQ, we exist! However, we often feel alone and unsupported.

As professionals we come across many challenges that allow us to either “stay in the closet” or allow us to shout out proudly “I am who I am”. The question of coming out to our students, colleagues, parents often goes through our minds. We wonder about our personal safety, fear of losing our job and the ramifications this may have on our colleagues, friends and family.

Proud Rainbow Voices is a unique network that will bring us together to share our knowledge and expertise. This forum will give us strategies, support and strength to help us have a 'proud' voice in addressing LGBTTQ issues.

The purpose of this forum is to:

  • To interact and provide support with other professionals who share our common issues
  • To gain resources and ideas in dealing with homophobia in our schools
  • To educate ourselves and the community in addressing LGBTTQ issues

If you are interested in Rainbow Voices, please email Lauren Chapple at