Many LGBTQ2+ youth have experienced violence and bullying, leading them to avoid school and develop low personal and academic self-esteem. Canada’s polytechnics are actively working to ensure LGBTQ2+ students, faculty and staff know they are welcome and embraced on campus.
Positive Space Kwantlen
The Positive Space Working group at Kwantlen Polytechnic University organizes training sessions for the campus community, giving students, faculty, staff and campus visitors a better understanding of issues related to homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, cissexism and heterosexism. An important element of this effort is to identify resources at KPU and the surrounding communities. Sharing knowledge is an essential part of KPU’s efforts to improve its policies, communication and support services. Learn more about Positive Space Kwantlen
Algonquin Pride Centre
In 2016, Algonquin’s Pride Centre opened at the Woodroffe campus to provide a safe, inclusive space for students in the LGBTQ2+ community. The centre is a drop-in space that offers peer support, resources, events, education and more. Read more about Algonquin’s Pride Centre