Public Education, Training
and Consultation

OK2BME often consults with local teachers, youth workers, businesses and service providers on how to deal with specific issues. We also act as a referral source for other resources and services.

OK2BME offers a variety of public education and training services. Our staff provide interactive and engaging workshops on a host of LGBTQ+ related topics including:

  • LGBTQ+ 101
  • Trans 101
  • Working with Gender Independent Children and Youth
  • LGBTQ+ and Social Justice
  • Best Practices for GSA Creation and Growth
  • About OK2BME
  • LGBTQ+ Issues in Education
  • Becoming an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Agency
  • Working with LGBTQ Youth as a Clinician
  • Working with Trans Youth as a Clinician
  • LGBTQ+ Families
  • Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017
  • Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

We can also tailor a training event to meet your needs. OK2BME also provides dynamic public education sessions for classrooms of all age levels.

To request a training session contact our OK2BME Coordinator, Wash Silk at or 519.884.0000 x213.

OK2BME has provided training and public education for a wide variety of community organizations including:

Corporations & Businesses:

  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Manulife
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Educational Organizations:

  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation-Waterloo Region
  • Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
  • Ontario Academic Advising Professionals
  • University of Waterloo
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Conestoga College
  • Canadian Independent College

Social Service Organizations:

  • EGALE Human Rights Trust
  • Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region
  • Extend-A-Family
  • Lutherwood
  • WAYVE: Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere
  • Vanier Institute for Women
  • SHORE Centre
  • Guelph Sexuality Conference
  • Settlement Workers
  • Telecare
  • The City of Kitchener
  • YWCA

Past Workshop Posters: