Past Groups & Workshops

Here are some examples of workshops, trainings, presentations and groups I have offered in the past.

“Collective Development and Group Dynamics”

Collective visioning for the Centre for Women and Trans People, U of T – co-facilitated with Zahra Murad

“Getting ready for peer support groups”

Training for new volunteers at the Centre for Women and Trans People, U of T.

This was a workshop and discussion as introduction to facilitation and group dynamics, including navigating difference, developing empathy, issues of power and privilege in peer support group settings.

“Gender Journeys” – guest co-facilitator

Sherbourne Health Centre – co-facilitated with Yasmeen Persad and Rupert Raj

This is a cyclical 11-week group offering reliable information and community connection for anyone considering their own gender changes.

“Peer Leadership Training”

Training for Immigrant and Refugee Youth in high schools, in conjunction with Settlement Workers in Schools (Toronto District School Board).

A four-day workshop series preparing Immigrant and Refugee Youth to take on peer leadership positions in their high-school’s orientation programme for newcomers. The training involved addressing issues of culture, anti-racism, bullying in high schools, strengthening support networks and building confidence and leadership skills through interactive discussion, theatre, and storytelling.

“Migration and Trauma”

Workshop for LGBT Settlement Staff at the Griffin Centre

This was a workshop on interruptions, changes and transitions within the context of migration and re-building ourselves through relationships and community.

“Listen up.” – co-developed and facilitated

sponsored by various groups in and around Montreal and co-developed and facilitated with Kandis Friesen

A free summer long training in audio and video production for Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex and Two-Spirit people in Montreal

“Cultural Contours: Support Guidelines for Trans People of Colour”

2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy

“Trans Health and Services”

repeat workshops (2000-2003) for staff and volunteers at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy; as well as the Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T.

Workshop on FTM trans issues and peer counselling from a Trans-positive perspective.