In honour of Pride Month, the Ontario CLRI want to share some LGBTQI2S+ resources that can empower long-term care (LTC) homes to create a culture of acceptance where both residents and staff can thrive regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.
Our Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Advisory Committee has been gathering resources since 2017 to support LTC homes in delivering inclusive care to the diverse populations they serve. This resource list was developed in recognition that resident care can be influenced by individual circumstances, including language, ability, race. ethnicity, religion, spirituality. gender identity, gender expression. sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Explore the three LGBTQI2S+ resources below, or download the full list : Ontario CLRI Diversity Resources Handout
- LGBT Tool Kit: Creating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-Inclusive and Affirming Care and Services
Author/Source: City of Toronto
Description: This toolkit provides context and sets the stage for LTC homes to achieve social, cultural, and organizational sensitivity related to how LGBTQ2S+ welcoming, inclusive and affirming environments can be created and supported by individuals and the organization.
- A Resource Supporting End-Of-Life Planning And Care Needs Of LGBTQI2S Older Adults In Ontario
Author/ Source: Egale Canada with National Seniors Advisory Committee, Maureen Aslin of End of Life Planning Canada, & LGBTQI2S+ community members.
Description: This resource provides information for LGBTQI2S+ older adults in Ontario regarding legal and practical matters surrounding end of life care, and access guidance for asserting these their wishes.
- Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity And Gender Expression Toolkit To Support The Implementation Of Institutional And Social Change
Author/Source: The 519
Description: This toolkit explores the experiences and challenges faced by people who identify as trans and gender non-conforming, and supports organizations and individuals to develop approaches to fostering a trans-inclusive environment.