September 21, 2023

LGBTQ2S+ Resources

Explore LGBTQ2S+ resources.

2 min read

Know Your Rights: A Guide for LGBTQ2+ Employees.
Pride at Work
This resource is a guide for LGBTQ2+ workers who are seeking information about their rights in the workplace, are uncertain whether they have experienced discrimination at work, or are looking for ways to hold their employers accountable.

Resources for the Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Community.
QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. They provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Includes employment support, inclusivity training and education, and counselling service.

LGBT+ training and seminars for Tourism and Hospitality businesses.
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce and Tourism HR Canada
Series of training and seminars, including: Navigating LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion in the Tourism Industry Workshops, Rainbow Registered LGBT+ Friendly Accreditation Program, Travel Market-Ready Seminars, and Destination Audits.

Making your workplace LGBTA+ inclusive.
The importance of community and belonging in the workplace. Guider has put together the top ways to make your workplace LGBTQ+ inclusive, in honour of pride month. Don’t forget: these tips are important year round so don’t delay putting them into practice!

LGBTQ 101- How To make Workplaces More Queer Inclusive With Lindz Amer.
What does the acronym LGBTQ mean? Is it okay to ask somebody about their preferred pronouns? How can we help queer professionals? These are just a few of the questions answered on this video. How to help queer professionals feel affirmed in the workplace.

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change.
The 519
The resource includes scorecards for organizations to rate their organization for inclusiveness (pg 57-66), Individualized transition accommodation guidelines for employers to support transitioning employees, INFOGRAPHICS for employees to become better allies to their trans colleagues, infographics for employers to support trans employees, and legal rights for trans employees.

LGBTQ+ Employee Retention: Professional Development Programs.
Human Rights Campaign
Benefits of employee resource groups (ERGs) & how they help facilitate mentorship programs including a list of professional development initiatives that include a focus on LGBTQ+ employees.

Resources For 2SLGBTQI+ Entrepreneurs.
Small Business of BC
Small Business BC’s Hub of resources for 2SLGBTQI+ entrepreneurs. Small Business BC is a safe space for everyone – regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. BC’s largest resource centre for entrepreneurs to help you find success.

Queer Terminology from A to Q.
Inclusive language guide with a focus on the queer community. This glossary was developed and revised by QMUNITY staff, volunteers and community members through dialogue and

Discussing Trans and Gender-Diverse People.
Rainbow Health Ontario
A guide to help you discuss and cover stories about trans and gender-diverse people respectfully and accurately.