Join us at the 2019 EnVision Conferences
TDSB's conference for LGBTQI2S+ students and their allies
Co-developed with TDSB students with support from The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, EnVision Conferences are an annual gathering of LGBTQI2S+ students and allies. This year’s theme for the conference will be Mental Health and Well-Being.
The Envision Conferences will provide middle and high-school students with the opportunity to explore issues LGBTQI2S+ communities are facing across Ontario and engage in anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia work. Students will have various platforms to ask questions and explore ways to celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schools.
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 social justice and healthy relationships in schools.
The conference is free and includes snacks and lunch.
Middle School - Grade 6-8 Students
November 20, 2019
8:30am - 3pm
Central Technical School
High School - Grade 9-12 Students
November 21, 2019
8:30am - 3pm
Central Technical School
Registration is a two step process:
1. Please use the following link to identify up to 10 students per school who will be attending.
2. Then, you will receive an additional link to share with your students which will include: information on workshops, food preferences and accommodations. Each student will be encouraged to register for individual workshops.
If you have questions about registration, please contact Ilana.David@tdsb.on.ca
Your Questions Answered!
Does each person attending need to register? Yes. Each person must complete a registration form and select their own workshops. 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.
Do we all need to go to the same workshop? No. Some middle schools have opted to have their whole GSA or student group travel together for the day. But each person has the choice of the workshop they want to attend. Check your GSA rep to see what your GSA is doing.
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. We have made every effort to run each workshop twice. If it is full in one slot, we ask that you try to register for it in the next. If that it is also full, please select your next best choice.
How many staff can attend? We are recommending one-two staff per school group, so that we can accommodate as many schools as possible. If you need to send more staff to accommodate student access, that's fine.
How many students can I bring? We’re limiting schools to 10 students, to ensure a maximum number of schools can participate. If you have other students who are excited to attend, they may also register. However, this conference is not intended as a field trip for an entire class. Due to space limitations, each conference is capped at 300.
Is lunch provided? Yes. Please include any dietary restrictions on the accessibility question on your registration form. There will also be snacks throughout the day. Please bring a water bottle. In order to reduce waste, we are asking students and staff to bring a refillable water bottle.
Do we really need to be there for 8 am? We expect up to 300 students and staff each morning. At registration, you will get your name-tag, program and schedule for the day (based on your selections). This may take a few minutes (or even longer) depending on the time you arrive and how many people are there. The earlier you arrive, the less time you'll have to wait. Feel free to enjoy our selection of snacks and juice as well as find your seats in the auditorium and socialize with friends or meet someone new. Our conference starts promptly at 9.