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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Slides

    • Ally Questions

    • Hostile Homes and LGBT Seniors: Marsha's Story

    • In the Life: Ep. 2002, "In the Life Presents: Gen Silent" *Optional*

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • The Genderbread Person

    • Part 3 - The Gingerbread Person Discussion

    • Case

    • Part 4 - Case Discussion

    • Part 5 - Group Discussion

    • Four Steps To Stop Harassment

    • Part 6 - 4 Steps To Stop Harassment

    • Scissors Activity

    • Part 7 - Scissors Activity, Assignment and Sign Off

    • The 519’s Glossary of Terms, facilitating shared understandings around equity, diversity, inclusion and awareness.

    • Gender-specific & Gender-Neutral Pronouns

    • Session Notes

    • Assignment - Local services for older 2SLGBTQI people

    • Robert Nelder Coming Out Story / Banter

    • Survey

  3. 3
    • Slides

    • Part 1

    • Canada's LGBT seniors fear discrimination in elder care

    • Part 2

    • Case

    • Part 3

    • NICE 2SLGBTQI Matching Activity Worksheet v NOV 2021

    • “It’s Got To Be About Safety”: Public Services that Work for LGBTQ2+ Older Adults and LGBTQ2+ Workers in Canada - FINDING 5 ONLY

    • Gender-specific & Gender-Neutral Pronouns

    • Assignment

    • Notes and Links

  4. 4
    • Slides

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • What is intersectionality?

    • Part 3 Intersectionality Discussion

    • Part 4 Gen Silent Discussion

    • Part 5 - Case

    • Case

    • Part 6 - Case Discussion

    • Part 7 Assignment

    • Assignment

    • Readings, Videos & Resources

  5. 5
    • Slides

    • Part 1

    • What Are Pronouns?

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

    • 5 Tips For Being An Ally

    • Part 4

    • 5 WS and H

    • How to Be an Ally National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to Transgender Older Adults

    • Part 3

    • Links

  6. 6
    • Now that we have finished the couse may we ask some questions?

    • Values & Beliefs

    • Communication

    • Knowledge


Senior Instructor

Robert Nelder

I am a member of the Senior Pride Network (Toronto), a program for seniors at the 519 Community Centre and I am presently on SPN's Education Committee. I am a past member of the National Seniors Advisory Council to Egale Human Rights Trust. NSAC is a group of 2SLGBTQI+ Seniors and allies from across Canada working to improve the quality of life of Queer seniors in Canada by advising Egale on Seniors' issues and activities, fostering nation-wide partnerships and collaboration, identifying opportunities for Egale to support the work of local organizations across Canada. Through SPN and NSAC I have co-developed and co-presented workshops to those who work with or advocate for the rights of senior members of our communities in long-term care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, medical centres, social worker students at the U of T, etc. I have also been involved in LTC as a Home Advisory Council member and I assisted in the organizing of Gender and Sexuality Alliances at True Davidson and Rekai LTC home in Toronto. Before I retired, I was a high school educator involved in developing social justice courses for my school board. As a Guidance Counselor, I worked with other teachers in developing and providing anti-homophobia education workshops for students, staff and administrators. I am 79 and married to my husband, Peter. This year we will be celebrating our 44th anniversary.

Senior Instructor

Martin Krajcik

Martin Krajcik (pronouns he, him, his) is an educator in equity, diversity and inclusion. His primary focus is identifying the issues affecting 2SLGBTQI (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning and Intersex) people as well as implementing projects and making recommendations for the ways that governments, institutions, and individuals can take action to combat homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and other intersecting oppressions and to improve the well-being of the 2SLGBTQI community globally. Having been educated in social work at the master’s level, for over twenty years, Martin has been involved in working as a human rights instructor, mentor and developer of educational concepts. He has delivered workshops to service providers, social workers, nurses and doctors, police officers, teachers, school administrators, as well as to members of the public, with a goal to create safer and more accepting spaces and communities for 2SLGBTQI people to make their lives affirmed, visible and celebrated.

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