Resources for Teacher Candidates

Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Faculty of Education – Connect with the Education Embedded Counsellor

Official SOGI UBC Website

A Call to Action: LGBTQ youth need inclusive sex education
Alberta's Teaching Sexual Health website
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
Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education
Every Teacher Project
A Family’s Story
Gender Pronouns
Guidelines for Frontline Staff on Gender Identity
Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures
Maps - Sexual Orientation Laws
Options For Sexual Health (Vancouver Based Sexual Health Organization)
Possible Inclusion Statements for Course Outlines (3 versions)
A Primer on Gender Identity in the Workplace
Public Health Canada Q&A Guide to Sexual Orientation in Schools
Public Health Canada Q&A Guide to Gender Identity in Schools
Sexual Health of Youth in BC Report
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

2018 Top SOGI Book Choices for Students and Teachers
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’ FederationGender 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
Sexual Health Information Disparities Between Heterosexual and LGBTQ+ Young Adults: Implications for sexual health
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 25, Number 2, 2016, pp. 74-85 by Maxime Charest, Peggy J. Kleinplatz, and Jessie I. Lund
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 Curricula

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
List of films and videos for the classroom
VSB Pride Blog
Welcoming Schools (K-7)

Find French SOGI resources on the LLED website

Marine Plastic Litter Educators Kit
This resource engages students and teachers from coast-to-coast-to-coast to increase awareness of the problems that marine plastic litter causes for our oceans and the environment, and empower them to take action. Resources are available in English and French.

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. ERAC-approved original videos (with first person testimonials) and thought provoking activities for secondary students.