Course Details

Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Positive Space Training - November 2020

The Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Positive Space Training is a workshop designed to increase HHS’ capacity to create safe(r) and positive spaces for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex patients, staff, physicians, learners, and volunteers.

 This interactive session will:

  • Provide an introduction to current Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ terminology and language
  • Create opportunities to discuss healthcare scenarios in a non-judgmental environment
  • Provide strategies to engage in difficult conversations
  • Illustrate the important role of an Ally in creating safe(r) and positive space

Date Learning Hours Non-HHS Fee($) HHS Fee($) CCHL Fee($) Location
2020/11/13 3 50 0 50 Zoom (address provided after registration)

Date: 13-11-2020 Afternoon

Date: 13-11-2020 Afternoon

Course Description:

LEADS Domain: Lead Self

Learning Hours: 2.5

Cost (HHS Staff and Physicians): FREE

Cost (non-HHS):  $50

Date: Friday November 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom (address provided after registration)

Faculty Team:
Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Positive Space Training is offered through the Office of Human Rights and Inclusion:

Tina Garnett, Human Rights and Inclusion Specialist, Hamilton Health Sciences
Emmeline Gregoroff, Human Rights and Inclusion Coordinator, Hamilton Health Sciences

Target Audience:

This course is open to all staff, physicians, and volunteers. We highly recommend that you attend this course with a colleague. It can be difficult to be an agent for change if you are the lone voice in your department, unit, etc.


At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Provide safe(r) and positive spaces for the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community
  • Engage in difficult conversations regarding discrimination towards Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ folks
  • Identify the barriers to health equity for the Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ community


Special Course Features:

Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Resource Manual, ribbon, pin and pen.


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.