Information Evening with Pembina Valley Pride

Information Evening with Pembina Valley Pride

Pembina Valley Pride is excited to host an information evening with Dr. Reece Malone:

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: The Community Exchange, 116 Main Street, Altona

To Thrive and to Belong: 

2SLGBTQIA+ Gender and Sexual Diverse Youth 

Recent statistics show that up to 15% of youth in Canadian schools identity as a sexual minority or gender non-conforming. Studies also show that sexual and gender diverse youth are vulnerable to isolation, ostracization, and psychosocial stress from the impacts of homophobia, heterosexism and transphobia. 

This 1-hour awareness and questions and answers workshop is designed for parents and caregivers as an introductory to the concepts of human sexuality, principles that create an affirming environment, and ways to help foster resilience for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. Topics include the use of affirming language, health and wellbeing and responses to disclosure. 

Facilitator: Dr. Reece Malone – Diversity Essentials

Dr. Reece Malone is the CEO and founder Diversity Essentials. For 20 years, he has delivered training and policy consultation to service providers in education, healthcare and social service sectors and has been consulted by local, national and international organizations including the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and The Canadian Human Rights Commission. Dr. Malone authored the Canadian Human Rights National Roundtable on Gender Identity and Gender Expression that helped lead to the inclusion of Gender Identity to the Canadian Human Rights Act and changes to the Canadian Criminal Code.

He is the author of ShoutOut Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia a resource dedicated to sexual and gender diverse youth. Since publication, it has been distributed to over 100,000 youth across Canada. 

Dr. Malone also holds a private practice in Winnipeg serving individuals and families and is an Adjunct Professor at Antioch University Seattle – Couple and Family Therapy Department.