For schools and youth programs
Ambit is working with School Districts and other youth programs in the CRD to bring new “gender identity and gender expression” policies to life. Please keep checking back through the year for updates, which will include book lists, videos to use in class, Two-Spirit resources, and more!
The links below offer ideas on general curriculum for exploring gender and sexuality that are age/grade appropriate, and resources for parents and families. You can also find Positive Space stickers here.
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Recently, there have been some misunderstandings about SOGI that have created some ~interesting~ dialogue, both in schools and in the media…
While family gatherings can present opportunities for connection, they can be quite challenging for trans people of all ages. Family histories, relationship dynamics, and…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Are you planning a cool costume of your favourite character? Are you wanting to play around with gender in your costume this year? Here are some things to think about when designing your look…
Get our list of definitions (PDF) relating to trans inclusion and gender diversity.
Créer des milieux authentiques
Créer des milieux authentiques: Aides-mémoire.
Teach your parents & providers well
Addressing myths with evidence and affirming approaches
Read Policy 4305 (PDF) on gender identity and gender expression by the Greater Victoria School District.
Strong practices guide
Strong practices guide (PDF) for supporting trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit people.
Curriculum and classroom tools in for Elementary teachers (Available in French)
Families in TRANSition
A resource guide (PDF) for families of Transgender Youth.
Read Regulation 4305 (PDF) on gender identity and gender expression.
For Two Spirit youth
A guide (PDF) for teachers and students toward safe and caring schools for Two Spirit youth.
Curriculum and classroom tools for Secondary teachers
Impacts of strong parental support on trans youth
A 2012 report by the Trans PULSE project (PDF)
Checklist for parents
Supporting gender creative children and youth (PDF)
“Shoreline Staff (SD61) were pleased to host Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting for an afternoon of professional development (Nov. 2017). Having launched a new GSA club in the fall of 2017, we were appreciative of the learning and discussion generated by the workshop. New learning included relevant statistics, gender vocabulary (re)defined, continuums outlined and social emotional well-being portrayed through a different lens. Case scenarios pertaining to students, parents and educators were discussed and staff questions were welcomed. Staff left the workshop grateful with new tools to use in the classroom. We would highly recommend Ambit as a leading educational resource.”
Michelle Haidar, Vice-Principal | Shoreline Community School
“I attended an Ambit workshop on gender and sexuality for parents at Vic High. I was impressed with the presentation (and with the parents!), and am very pleased with Ambit’s presence in our community as SD61 and the larger community commit to SOGI justice and equality.”
Diane McNally | SD61 Board of Education Trustee