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Saturday, October 19 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Trans Canada: Making LGBTQ+ Resources Accessible to Clients and Instructors

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We have witnessed significant homo/transphobia in the classroom. Some clients are not aware of Canadian LGBTQ+ laws and values. Furthermore, the resources we found are inaccurate or outdated. We created and piloted lessons to educate newcomers and teachers and promote respect despite differences. We want to help teachers feel empowered to teach this type of material.


Rowan Furlotte

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Rowan Furlotte has been passionately teaching EAL for more than 4 years and has also worked as a curriculum developer creating materials focusing on inclusion and diversity to help newcomers integrate into Canadian society. Most recently, Rowan and their colleague Kate presented at... Read More →

Kate Ross

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
With more than 6 years of teaching EAL and a background in sociology, teaching newcomers has become a great passion of Kate Ross's. Kate has had the privilege to contribute to the social and cultural awareness in ISANS classes and is dedicated to the support of Canada’s immigra... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm MDT