Hello community partners,
The Positive Space Network Certification initiative has been running for over 4 years now and has seen 23 Halton agencies engaged in the certification process and many more in line to begin their certification. I have been privileged to walk the with the agencies in their learning and unlearning journeys to become LGBTQ+ safe workplaces and programs.
Its time for a pause and redesign of the program. I am pleased to say that the certification program and process is under construction and will be relaunched in September 2016. I am excited that we are taking portions of the 2 day training and moving it online and refocusing the other day on developing strategies for the workplace. I am also creating a list of standards to help agencies achieve and maintain safe workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees and service users.
Thank you for your continued interest in supporting our LGBTQ+ population. If we have already begun discussions about your agencies participation in the program, you will prioritized upon relaunching the program.
Other aspects of our program(s) continue in the meantime, of course! Please feel free to connect with me.
Supervisor, LGBTQ+ Education & Support Services
Instructor, Positive Space Certification Initiative