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The SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) Module for health and social care service providers with a focus on SAMEIC (South Asian, Middle Eastern, Indo-Caribbean) community members who identify as LGBTQ+. 

Assist health and social care service providers to develop competency around SAMEIC LGBTQ+ language and culture in order to promote affirmative care.  We do this by offering in-person and asynchronous training. 

 

The training is based on the needs assessment conducted throughout Canada to identify the gaps and barriers faced by the SAMEIC LGBTQ+ community members while receiving care-related services.  

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Start Date November 2020 
 

Funder Women and Gender Equality - Government of Canada 
 

For Health and social care service providers  

 

  1. Health care providers: doctors, nurses, and clinic administration staff.

  2. Social care providers: support workers, social workers, therapists, advisors, and counselors.

 

Languages English and French, as well as several resources are available in a number of SAMEIC languages  

Event: Tamil-led Community Town Hall: Responding to Gender and Sexual Diversity

Thu, 2 Jun 2022 at 5:00 PM |  RIGISTER HERE

  • For the SOGI On-Demand training (self-paced), CLICK HERE

  • For the Online SOGI upcoming training sessions, PLEASE REGISTER BELOW  

Training 1: SAMEIC Identities 

This training will introduce concepts such as race, identity, culture, caste, geographic location, religion, and languages in the context of SAMEIC identities. 

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Training 2: Introduction to Gender

This training will introduce the concept of gender including topics such as the social construction of gender, the formation of gender identities, gender expression, pronouns in the context of SAMEIC identities. 

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Training 3: Introduction to Sexuality

This training will introduce the concept of sexuality including topics such as attraction, formation of identity, safe sex, kink, queer interpersonal relationships, and family in the context of SAMEIC identities.

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Training 4: SAMEIC Rights Abroad and in Canada

This training will focus upon about spectrum of LGBTQ+ rights in SAMEIC countries, as well as in Canada. It will describe and reflect on how immigration, rights, and identity intersect to create unique experiences for LGBTQ+ SAMEIC individuals.

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Training 5: Identity, Oppression, and Barriers 

This training will introduce the ASAAP SOGI Project Survey and SAMEIC LGBTQ+ individuals' experiences in health care settings. It will also give an overview of how identity, oppression, and barriers are all connected and how they manifest in the context of SAMEIC LGTBQ+ experiences.

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Training 6: Affirming Care and Allyship

This training will provide an overview of what affirming care and allyship are, and how they are best enacted when interacting with SAMEIC LGBTQ+ individuals in health care and social service settings. There will be opportunities for reflections and navigating case studies to better understand SAMEIC LGBTQ+ experiences. 

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Discussion Circle

This discussion circle will be an open/informal space to extend conversations on capacity building for health and social service providers that work with SAMEIC LGBTQ+ people. Share and learn together with other service providers through curated discussion opportunities facilitated by the SOGI project.

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