Supporting the Rainbow Community: Real Stories


Where: Webinar Cost: FREE

Join us as we learn from real case scenarios and challenges to learn how to support the LGBTQI2S+ community in LTC. You will also learn how to communicate that you are an LGBTQI2S+ friendly and inclusive home.

This is the second webinar in a series of two, focusing on the LGBTQI2S+ community living in long-term care homes. Watch the first webinar!

Our learning objectives are to help you:
• Learn strategies to build culturally-competent staff and volunteer teams.
• Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a culture in your LTC home that feels welcoming and safe to LGBTQ residents.
• Explore opportunities to communicate effectively to residents, families, and the public that you are an LGBTQI2S-friendly and inclusive home

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Dick Moore, Convener of Senior Pride Network Niagara.

Dick Moore has worked for 30 years with retired people and their families, including nine years as Director of Senior Services of the Toronto Family Service, and five years as Director of the Older Adult Centre at St. Christopher House
From 2003 to his retirement in 2010, he worked toward better understanding and issue resolution between the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and straight communities as Coordinator of the Older LGBTQ Program at the 519 Church Street Community Centre.
Dick worked with the Homes and Services for the Aged Division of Toronto to develop a Tool Kit for making long term care friendly and accessible for LGBTQ people. In 2012 Dick worked with SPRINT Senior Care, a multi service agency providing home support services for older citizens, to develop a tool kit for community support agencies wishing to provide queer friendly community support services. Dick currently works as convener of Senior Pride Network Niagara.


Mary Harvey, Training Team Volunteer of Ottawa Senior Pride Network

Mary Harvey has over thirty years of experience in communication training, meeting facilitation, and public speaking. She has worked with a diverse client base of healthcare professionals, not-for-profit organizations, and national corporations. An earlier career in professional theatre gave Mary a variety of creative tools and techniques to help clients think faster on their feet and gain confidence in their communications. She teaches Improvisation skills to caregivers as a powerful way to connect with those living with dementia. For the past eight years, Mary has volunteered her skills to the outreach and training efforts of the Ottawa Senior Pride Network. She delivers cultural competency training on the lived experience of LGBT seniors to staff & volunteers at LTC facilities, Senior’s Centres, Community Health Centres, etc.


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