2SLGBTQ+ Supports

2SLGBTQ+ Supports

Students, families, and staff of all gender identities and expressions should feel physically and emotionally safe, welcomed and accepted at school. This means all schools must:

  • foster inclusive environments where all members of the school community feel safeand comfortable to explore and express their gender identity and gender expression,
  • ensure students and staff are safe from overt forms of discrimination, and
  • represent gender diversity in our classrooms and curricula.

In Ontario, all school districts exist within a broader context of law and public policy that protects and defends human rights. The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) provides for equal rights and opportunities, and freedom from discrimination in the workplace and at school. People who are discriminated against or harassed because of their gender identity and/or gender expression, including people who are trans or gender diverse, are legally protected from discrimination under the Code.

The OCDSB recognizes and acknowledges that intersecting identities including race, religion, and ability impact people’s experiences of transphobia and transmisogyny and must be included in our approach to prevent and address discrimination. The OCDSB is committed to building a culture of caring, which prioritizes the dignity and well-being of students in inclusive and caring classrooms.

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Learning and Support
We have received questions from parents and guardians on the topic of gender identities and expression and how to support children and discuss these issues. We have created this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions page that will assist you in this.


Resources For Students

Resources For Parents, Guardians and Caregivers


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