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The Importance of LGBTQ2 Pride in the Workplace


Over the past few decades, LGBTQ2 people, as well as people with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, have worked hard to receive greatly increased protections and inclusion. Their progress is well worth celebrating.

That said, in many places around the world, LGBTQ2 people still face injustice that leaves them living in fear and danger, sometimes for their very lives. Despite the huge strides made by the LGBTQ2 community, some still question the importance of pride.

Come hear LGBTQ2 speakers share their lived experiences, best practices they've encountered, and why it's important we continue to celebrate pride so these communities can continue to thrive in the workplace.


  • Major Kathryn Foss, CD, BSc, MEng, Department of National Defence
  • Fernand Comeau, Executive Director, LGBTQ2 Secretariat, Privy Council Office
  • Gina Metallic, Mi'gmaq two-spirit social justice warrior from the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation in Quebec


Nathalie Laviades-Jodouin, Director General, Respectful and Inclusive Workplace, and Champion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Canada School of Public Service

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