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EnVision Conference

Join us virtually at the 2023 EnVision Conference

TDSB's conference for 2SLGBTQIAP+ students and their allies

Tuesday, Feb 28th (Grades 9-12 & staff) &

Wednesday, March 1st (Grades 6-8 & staff)

The EnVision Conference is an annual gathering of 2SLGBTQIAP+ students and allies/co-conspirators. The focus of this year's conference is 2SLGBTQIAP+ Indigenous, Black, and Racialized Joy, Intersections, and Futurity.

The EnVision Conference invites 2SLGBTQIAP+ Elementary and Secondary students and their allies/co-conspirators to honour and celebrate 2SLGBTQIAP+ communities, as well as discuss issues faced across Ontario in addressing homophobia and transphobia. Students will use various virtual platforms to ask questions and explore ways to celebrate gender and sexual diversity in schools and beyond.

EnVision is most appropriate for students who are part of, or who want to start a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA), Gender Justice Group, Equity Club, or other groups of students interested in advocating for anti-oppression and anti-hate, as well as affirming and healthy relationships in schools.

The conference will be in-person with some online options for Virtual Schools. It's free and is open to TDSB middle and high school students and staff.

To participate, registration is required.

 

The conference is free and is open to TDSB middle and high school students.

 

 

Your Questions Answered!

Does each person attending need to register?
Due to workshop capacity and in order to receive the Zoom link to individual workshops, you need to register for each workshop you wish to attend through your TDSB account. If a teacher is sharing the event, for example, by screening it in their physical classroom, only the teacher needs to register. Some GSAs set aside time to do this as a group and others do this on their own time.

Is teacher coverage provided?
Staff coverage is provided by the school.

Will students be supervised during the workshops?
In the launch and in each workshop, there will be a TDSB staff hosting; however, the TDSB staff will not take participant attendance and therefore cannot guarantee if a student is present. School staff need to be accountable and check that students are present where they are registered for.

Do we have to attend all the workshops?
No. You can attend the ones you want. However, if you have indicated that you are registered for a workshop, please ensure that you are present to honour the time and work of the presenters.

What if my workshop is full?
All content was created with student input and we hope that there will be a lot that interests you. If your first choice is full, please select your next best choice or return after the workshop to see if it is available asynchronously (recorded)

How are staff supervising students?
During each workshop, a TDSB staff member will be present to support the presenter and ensure the TDSB online code of conduct is followed.

How many students can I bring?
For the launch, we are able to host up to 1,000 participants and each workshop has a different capacity. There is no individual limit on the number of students who can register for EnVision 2023.

Do we really need to be there for 9 a.m. for the launch?

We expect many participants for the event and to honour everyone’s time we will begin the launch performance promptly at 9 a.m. Each workshop will begin at the time indicated. The launch is a key part of setting and affirming conditions for the day.