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For Teachers 

For Counsellors

Addressing Homophobic and Transphobic Harassment and Discrimination

 name call  Name-calling handbook - Pride Education Network PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.   
  • Welcoming schools is an LGBTQ inclusive approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping and bullying and name-calling in K-5 learning environments.

For Parents and Students 

    • National Geographic Discussion Guide
    • Rainbow Book List
    • Questions and Answers for Parents and Family Members of Gay and Lesbian Youth
           English/Chinese  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.
           Japanese/Korean  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required.
      (Published with permission from the Vancouver School Board)
    • TransActive – Helpful resources for parents and educators of gender non-conforming children and youth. 
    • Shout Out  PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. (Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, and Heterosexism) - OSSTF booklet designed to educate young people on issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.

Print Resources (Handbooks with lesson plans)

gender spectrum 

Gender Spectrum Handbook: What Educators Need to Know PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 


 Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs handbook PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 
 challenging homophobia  Challenging Homophobia in Schools handbook 
 BCTFbiblio  BCTF Bibliography of Book and Video Resources – Fiction and Non-Fiction for K-12 PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. 
LGBTQ Resource List-Edmonton Public Schools and the Edmonton Public Library 

 making space 

Making Space - Government publication to support teachers in discussing social justice issues across the K-12 curriculum.


Questions and answers: Sexual orientation in schools PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. published by Public Health Agency of Canada - addresses the most commonly asked questions regarding the sexual orientation of youth in schools. It will assist educators, principals, and policy-makers in creating more supportive school environments for LGBTQ youth.        


Questions and answers: Gender identity in schools PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. published by Public Health Agency of Canada - intended to address the most commonly asked questions regarding the gender identity of youth in schools. It will help educators, principals, and policy-makers create healthy school environments for youth struggling with issues of gender identity.

VBE Guidelines: School Support for Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Students


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