According to Every Class in Every School, Egale's Final Report on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools...
68% of trans students, 55% of female sexual minority students, and 42% of male sexual minority students reported being verbally harassed about their perceived gender or sexual orientation.
20% of LGBTQ students and almost 10% of non-LGBTQ students reported being physically harassed or assaulted about their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
Almost two thirds (64%) of LGBTQ students and 61% of students with LGBTQ parents reported that they feel unsafe at school.
With this in mind, Egale Canada is excited to announce recent developments in the Safe Schools Campaign, including new and innovative resources for facilitating change in Canadian learning environments:
MyGSA.ca: Egale Canada's Safer Schools and Inclusive Education website for youth, parents and educators across Canada.
Find Local GSAs, Community Organizations, and Campus Groups;
Discuss Queer Popular Culture and Ideas for GSA Events;
Organize with others around the country to make positive change in your schools and communities
Find LGBTQ Classroom Resources and School Board Policies;
Discuss inclusive curriculum and GSA activities; and
Collaborate with other teachers around the country to help make Canadian schools safer and more welcoming learning environments.
Teacher Training Workshops: Order anti-heterosexism, anti-homophobia, anti-biphobia, anti-transphobia and intersectionality workshops for your school or school board.
Safe Schools Campaign: Take action today to help make our schools safe for everyone by following four simple steps: