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Gender and Sexual Diversity

We are committed to creating learning environments where people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations feel empowered and supported.

Our Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) staff are a team of social workers committed to promoting healthy relationships and safe environments in our schools. Our core function is to prevent and address gender-based violence, homophobia, transphobia, sexual harassment, and inappropriate sexual behaviour in school communities. We support the implementation of activities and plans that affirm diverse gender and sexual identities as well as address and prevent gendered and sexual violence, and offer social work support to students and families.

To know what defines gender-based violence please read the TDSB’s Gender-Based Violence Policy.

Professional learning for staff and support for students are delivered through consultations, workshops, training, and long-term planning. We work collaboratively with staff and seek to positively impact school climate with the goal of combatting transphobia, homophobia, biphobia, heterosexism and cissexism and the impact of harmful gender norms.

Other initiatives include:

We are committed to maintaining a learning and working environment which actively promotes and supports human rights. Please read our policy and procedures to find out how.

For more information about gender and sexual diversity supports and healthy relationships resources in the TDSB, please contact a member of our team:

Avi Magidsohn
Trans & Non-binary Support Social Worker
Gender & Sexual Diversity Team

Ilana David
2SLGBTQ+ Social Worker
Gender & Sexual Diversity Team

Kelly MacCready
Gender-Based Violence Prevention Social Worker
Gender & Sexual Diversity Team