Student Resources



How to Teach Sexuality and Sexual Health Education in the Classroom (Secondary)
Amanda Unruh, Sexual Assault Educator, Student Wellbeing Promotion, Student Development & Services

Introduction to Public Schools
Rob Zambrano, Assistant Superintendent, SD #43

Introduction to Independent Schools
Elizabeth Moore, Executive Director, ISABC

Teacher Education for All
Steve Mulligan & Helene Frohard-Dourlent

Dean Blye Frank, Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Education Professional Conduct
Associate Dean Wendy Carr, Faculty of Education

Teacher Regulation & Professionalism
Shawn McMullin, Teacher Regulation Branch

When Heart Meets Mind: Social and Emotional Learning in Elementary & Middle Schools
Dr. Shelley Hymel, Professor, Deputy Department Head, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)

Community Field Experience:

CFE Presentation
UBC Orchard Garden
Rick Hansen Foundation
Vancouver Aquarium

Rural CFE Presentations:

SD #27 – Cariboo Chilcotin
SD #50 – Haida Gwaii
SD #52 – Prince Rupert
SD #60 – Peace River North
SD #84 – Vancouver Island West
SD #91 – Nechako Lakes


From TC to TTOC – Fact, Fiction and Urban Fable
Kevin Fadum, District Principal – Human Resources, Surrey School District

An Overview of Inquiry-Based Learning
Neil Stephenson, Director of Learning Services, Delta School District

Jan Unwin Presentation
YouTube video of presentation
Jan Unwin, Superintendent, Graduation & Student Transitions, Ministry of Education/Advanced Education

When Heart Meets Mind: Social and Emotional Learning in Schools
Dr. Shelley Hymel, ECPS

Teacher Education For All (Inclusion for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Resources

Official Teacher Education For All (TEFA) web page:

All-Gender, Multi-User Elementary School Washrooms

Anti-discrimination Response Training (A.R.T.) — What can YOU do when you witness discrimination?

Being Safe, Being Me: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

Every Teacher Project

A Family’s Story

Gender Pronouns

Guidelines for Frontline Staff on Gender Identity

Possible Inclusion Statements for Course Outlines (3 versions)

Primer of Gender Identity

SOGI Education Film & Video List

SOGI Goals and Best Practices

SOGI-Inclusive Environments (includes videos, programs, glossary)

SOGI-Inclusive Policies & Procedures

SOGI-Inclusive Resources (includes lesson plans)

SOGI Scenarios for Teacher/Administrator Development

What's in a name? Navigating mispronunciation and misgendering with grace in student advising


Resources and Books to Learn More About Gender Diversity

Gender 101 – BC’s Transgender Health Information Program website

Questions and Answers: Gender Identity in Schools (2011) by Public Health Agency of Canada

Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools (2015) by coalition of American organizations such as Gender Spectrum and National Center for Lesbian Rights

Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools: A Guide for Educators (2012) by Canadian Teachers’ Federation

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft

The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes (2016) by Diane Ehrensaft

Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools (2010) by Elizabeth J. Meyer

Supporting Transgender & Gender Creative Youth (2014) by Elizabeth J. Meyer and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (2008) by Rachel Pepper and Stephanie Brill

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016) by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney


Lesson Plans and Other Curricular Resources

BC Teachers Foundation

Gender Spectrum

The Gender Spectrum Handbook (2014) by Pride Education Network

Out in Schools Films and Curriculum

Pride Education Network – This website has book lists for teachers.

SOGI 123

VSB Pride Blog

Welcoming Schools (K-7)


Ressources en français


Guide CHEO sur la diversité et l’identité de genre

Guide “Diversité sexuelle et de genre: Ressource pédagogique inclusive” du Nouveau Brunswick (ainsi qu’un guide sur la création et la mise en oeuvre d’un comité de la diversité sexuelle, de genre et leurs allié(e)s dans les écoles

L’identité sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada​

Liste du Comité pour la diversité sexuelle et l’identité de genre du CSQ (Centrale des syndicats du Québec)

L’orientation sexuelle au Canada: une publication de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada​

Modules sur le site Bien-être@l’école

Site Internet Enfants Transgenres

Association Lab-Elle: Sélection d’albums illustrés qui promeuvent l’égalité fille-garçon

Éditions Talons Hauts: Des livres qui bousculent les idées reçues​

Teaching Resources

Designing Learning
A resource guide for planning and preparing learning experiences for practicum and when entering the profession

Learn Magazine
Published by BC Teacher Regulation Branch (BCTF) – current issue

Rick Hansen School Program
Curriculum materials re: disabilities, access, inclusion, social responsibility, maximizing potential (English and French)

UNICEF – Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.

Voices into Action or Parlez et Aggisez — Free, online humanities resource
Equipping today’s youth with knowledge about human rights’ topics like racism, genocide, hatred and wars (both past and present) can potentially combat indifference and abolish the cycle of intolerance still prevalent in our world today. Voices into Action or Parlez et Aggisez provides a wealth of information, ERAC-approved original videos (with first person testimonials) and thought provoking activities for secondary students.

The curriculum-based program is free of charge, entirely online, mobile-ready and extremely teacher-friendly. Developed by curriculum experts at OISE-UT, the program maximizes digital technology to provide a comprehensive resource for students. When teachers register they can then access their Teacher Dashboard where they gain valuable teaching tools: lesson plans, rubrics and customizable handouts (with their own notes) which they can then label and save and attain a code to share with students (who can then access the lesson from any device). Our aim is to raise social consciousness through targeted education and we welcome you to make use of our resource.