For schools and youth programs
Ambit is working with School District 61 (Greater Victoria) and other youth programs in the CRD to bring the new “gender identity and gender expression” policies and regulations to life. Through needs assessments, we’ll identify what resources may be most useful to you in your classrooms and programs, and host those resources here. Please keep checking back through the school year for updates, which will include books lists, videos to use in class, second language resources, and more!
In the meantime, check out the SOGI 123 website for ideas on general curriculum for exploring gender and sexuality that are age/grade appropriate, and for professional development modules to facilitate with staff.
Looking for supports & drop-ins for parents, youth, & children?
Want to let us know how we can best support you?
Get our list of definitions (PDF) relating to trans inclusion and gender diversity.
Get our handbill (PDF) promoting training for parents and service providers.
Read Policy 4305 (PDF) on gender identity and gender expression by the Greater Victoria School District.
Families in TRANSition
A resource guide (PDF) for families of Transgender Youth.
Download our Ambit poster (PDF) affirming respect for trans, non-binary and Two-Spirit youth.
Read Regulation 4305 (PDF) on gender identity and gender expression.
Créer des milieux authentiques
Créer des milieux authentiques: Aides-mémoire.
For Two Spirit youth
A guide (PDF) for teachers and students toward safe and caring schools for Two Spirit youth.
“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; 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