It Gets Better Canada Workshops

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At It Gets Better Canada, we are dedicated to supporting and empowering 2SLGBTQ+ youth on their journey to authenticity, growth, and fulfillment. We are thrilled to introduce our exciting workshops this year, designed to provide students with the tools, knowledge, and connections to navigate their unique paths with confidence and pride.

Don’t miss the opportunity to allow youth to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment with It Gets Better Canada. Register for our upcoming workshops,  today and unlock the power within youth to shape a brighter future.

Together, we can create a world where all 2SLGBTQ+ youth are supported, uplifted and thrive!

Who Are Our Workshops For?

Our workshops are specifically tailored for 2SLGBTQ+ youth grades 9-12 who are looking to embrace their identity, overcome challenges, and build a thriving future. Whether you identify as 2SLGBTQ+ or as an ally, we welcome you with open arms and ensure a safe, inclusive space to learn, create community, and grow.

Goals of Our Workshops:

  •  Empowerment: Inspire and empower 2SLGBTQ+ youth to embrace their authentic selves, celebrate their unique identities, and thrive in all aspects of life.
  • Education: Provide essential knowledge and skills related to mental health, self-care, resilience, leadership, and personal growth.
  • Connection: Foster a strong sense of community, provide a supportive space, and create lasting connections among workshop participants.
  • Resources: Equip participants with valuable It Gets Better Canada resources, tools, and strategies to navigate the trials and tribulations of their personal journeys.
  • Amplify: Highlight and uplift the voices of queer youth through storytelling.

Available Workshops (expand to learn more)

It Gets Better Canada is proud to deliver “The Power Of Digital Storytelling,” our newest workshop for queer and allied youth. In this workshop, participants will explore the incredible potential of storytelling to create meaningful social change and learn best practices for advocating online. Our goal is to equip youth with the tools to be powerful storytellers and navigate online spaces safely and healthily.

During the workshop, we will examine the essential elements of building an impactful story, emphasizing the power of personal narratives in advocacy online. By showcasing powerful examples of 2SLGBTQ+ storytelling advocacy, participants will gain inspiration and insights into effective storytelling techniques.

We will engage in open discussions about the challenges and opportunities that online platforms present while giving participants the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test through a hands-on activity. Youth will be invited to map out a draft of a post where they share their personal story and advocate for something they deeply care about. This activity encourages youth to harness the power of digital storytelling to create real impact in their communities and beyond.

Lastly, as part of the workshop we will share a variety of resources offered by It Gets Better Canada. These resources are designed to foster a sense of community and support. 

Together, we will navigate the complexities of online spaces, celebrate unique identities, and provide youth with the tools and resources to thrive.

Workshop has been made possible through the support of the Canadian Red Cross and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

During this workshop, we will explore the current landscape of bullying and its lasting impact. We will discuss key considerations, such as the various forms of bullying, the importance of self-care and coping strategies, and how we can be more supportive of ourselves and others. We will delve into what it means to be an ally and supporter, fostering a community where everyone feels valued and protected.To uplift and inspire youth, our facilitators will share personal stories of resilience, grit, and growth. These stories aim to showcase the power of embracing your identity, finding strength within, and building a supportive community. You will witness firsthand the transformative journeys of individuals who have faced adversity and emerged stronger, providing you with hope and encouragement.

We recognize that bullying can bring stress and emotional challenges, therefore, we will engage youth in a self-care coping activity designed to help them navigate these difficulties. Through interactive exercises and discussions, youth will learn practical techniques to manage stress, build resilience, and prioritize their well-being. 

Lastly, as part of the workshop we will share a variety of resources offered by It Gets Better Canada. These resources are designed to foster a sense of community and support. 

Together, we will navigate the complexities of bullying, celebrate unique identities, and provide youth with the tools and resources to thrive.

Workshop has been made possible through the support of Redken Canada.

FAQ’s

Are these workshops available virtually?
Yes, all our workshops are offered in a virtual format, ensuring accessibility and convenience for participants across Canada. We are also offering a limited number of in-person workshops.

How long is each workshop?
Our workshops typically run for 1 hour

What equipment is required?
Online: Zoom, stable internet connection

In person: A smart board/something to project slide deck

Who will be facilitating the workshop?
Our workshops are facilitated by experienced and passionate It Gets Better Canada youth representatives who specialize in advocacy and supporting 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

How can I stay connected with other work It Gets Better Canada is doing?
We encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay updated on future workshops, events, and initiatives.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?
Feel free to reach out to our Program Coordinator at [email protected]

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