Learning Opportunity

Supporting Transgender Students: From Concept to Classroom

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Lee Thomas
Date:January 25, 2023
Time:1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-MH-089-CARC
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

All educators

About this Learning Opportunity

f you want to support transgender students, but you’re not quite sure where to start, this is the session is for you! This welcoming and non-judgemental workshop is designed for people who really want to be a good ally, but feel a bit uncertain about how to turn their positive intentions into tangible actions.

This session will cover topics such as key gender terminology, navigating pronoun use, coping with discomfort, and other practical skills for supporting transgender and gender-diverse students in school settings. Participants will leave feeling more knowledgeable, comfortable, and skilled — and, hopefully, inspired!

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas is a private practice therapist with a special focus on eating disorders, substance use concerns, and topics related to gender. Lee has a joint honours in Political Science and English from the University of New Brunswick and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary. Outside of their clinical work Lee is a public speaker, an award-winning writer, an award-losing writer, and an overbearing dog parent.