Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting

Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting offers professional development for companies who are committed to offering just and dignified service, and creating affirming work environments, for trans, gender diverse, and two-spirit people.

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Foundry Victoria a “one stop shop” for youth in Victoria

Great news for Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary youth in Victoria! In case you haven’t already heard, Foundry Victoria officially opened their doors in May of 2018. Foundry is a provincial organization that aims to reduce barriers for youth accessing primary and mental health supports, and to try to consolidate those supports into a “one stop …

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SOGI Myth-busting

After an announcement by the Minister of Education in 2016, all British Columbian boards of education and independent school authorities are to reference sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in district and school codes of conduct. Functionally, the SOGI policy requires that schools provide information, resources, and support relevant to the sexual orientations and gender …

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Conference: ReImagining Masculinities

A new conference, ReImagining Masculinities, is being hosted at the University of Victoria on May 11th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Among conversations including “Colonial masculinities and the denial of violence”, “Transformative justice,” and “Being responsible and accountable,” Ambit will be hosting a conversation about “Queering masculinities,” in which… Source

Workshop: Gender Diversity Education for Counsellors

Gender Diversity Education for Counsellors Presented by Alyx MacAdams and Kingsley Strudwick Diverse gender expression and exploration are valuable elements of our ever-evolving communities. It is important for counsellors to embrace and adapt to these cultural shifts and to understand the challenges and excitements that trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit clients and their families may experience. …

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Workshop: Perinatal care for gender diverse families

This event is hosted on the Lkwungen Territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. *** Workshop Description Families come in many forms. It is a responsibility of perinatal care providers to adapt to meet the needs of all parents-to-be in dignified and affirming ways. While many people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences will share …

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Supporting your trans loved one through family gatherings

While family gatherings can present opportunities for connection, they can be quite challenging for trans people1 of all ages. Family histories, relationship dynamics, and where each person is in their understanding of gender diversity will all impact a trans person’s ability to be fully present (and fully themselves) at family gatherings. Having an ally can …

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Rural, remote, and small town transitions

These action-oriented articles function as starting points for trans people and those questioning their gender identities who live rurally, remotely, or in small communities, and are looking for resources, support, and trans community. Living far from an urban centre presents the challenge of obtaining trans competent health care. From lack of services to few (if …

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Ambit to lead training for Greater Victoria School District

We’re excited to announce that Ambit will be leading training for all those connected with Greater Victoria School District (SD 61). This will focus on training administrators, teachers, and counsellors, and there will also be learning opportunities for parents and caregivers, SOGI and GSA leads, and any other school-affiliated groups that may benefit. Here is the media …

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5 things to know before interviewing a trans person

We’re currently experiencing an exciting period of heightened representation of trans people in the media. More and more, trans voices (and faces!) are being brought to the foreground in television, film, social media and interviews. Are you covering an event with trans organizers? Doing a write-up about current events and wanting to get some input …

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