Past Education / Outreach Events

Below are some of the Events that Ace Toronto has hosted, co-hosted and participated in:

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Ace Toronto Events

2017:

2016:

  • Workshop & Panel re: Diversity of ace and/or arospec umbrella(s) and non-normative relationships

2015:

  • Panel & Discussion re: Ace and LGBTQ+ communities overlap (November, 2015)
    • in co-operation with RyePride at Ryerson
  • Asexual Awareness Week Workshop: “Unassailably Ace” (October, 2015)
  • Documentary Screening and discussion— ASL provided (June, 2015)
    • in co-operation with RyePride at Ryerson

2014:

  • Asexual Awareness Week Workshop— ASL provided (November, 2014)
  • Asexual Awareness Week Workshop (October, 2014)
  • Student-focused Asexual Awareness Week Workshops (October, 2014)
    • co-hosted with TBLGAY at York University
    • co-hosted with RyePride at Ryerson
  • Ace 101 with panel Q&A— ASL provided (April, 2014)

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Ace Toronto Presentations/Workshops as part of other Events:

2017:

  • “The asexual ‘ace’ spectrum and relationships ‘outside the box'” workshop (November, 2017: upcoming)
    • at the TDSB’s Envision Middle School Conference for LGBTQIA2A Students and Allies [grades 6-8]
    • at the TDSB’s Envision High School Conference for LGBTQIA2A Students and Allies [grades 9-12]
  • “Asexuality Workshop” (May, 2017: upcoming)
    • at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s GSA Conference [high school]
  • “(Re)Defining Love: Diverse Asexual & Aromantic Spectrum Identities & Non-normative Relationships” workshop (March, 2017)
    • at the Peel District School Board GSA conference– Make Peel Proud: You Are Not Alone [high school]
  • “Asexual Spectrum Identities, ‘Non-Normative’ Relationships & Sex Positivity” workshop (February, 2017)
    • as part of the University of Waterloo’s “Healthy Sexuality Week” (hosted by the GLOW Centre for Sexual & Gender Diversity)
  • “Asexuality & Relationships ‘Outside the Box'” workshop (February, 2017)
    • at the OK2BME Program “Living Rainbow” Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Conference (hosted by Kitchener Waterloo Counselling Services) [high school]

2016:

  • “Asexuality Workshop” (May, 2016)
    • at the Trillium Lakelands District School Board’s GSA Conference [high school]
  • “Asexual Spectrum Identities and Non-Normative Relationships” workshop (May, 2016)
    • at the Gender & Sexuality Alliance GSA Forum (hosted by the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity) [high school]
  • “The asexual ‘ace’ spectrum and relationships ‘outside the box'” workshop (May, 2016)
    • at the TDSB’s Envision Middle School Conference for LGBTQIA2A Students and Allies [grades 6-8]
  • “(Re)Defining Love: Asexual Spectrum Identities & Non-normative Relationships” workshop (March, 2016)
    • at the Peel District School Board GSA conference– Make Peel Proud: You Are Not Alone [high school]
  • “Unassailably Ace: Asexual Spectrum, Challenges, & Sexual Health” (February, 2016)
    • as part of “Queer and Trans Sexual Health & Wellness Week” hosted by George Brown College’s Community Action Centre
  • “Ace Inclusivity: Acknowledging the Diversity of Ace in LGBTQ Spaces” (January, 2016)
    • at the Lead With Pride: LGBTQ Student Leadership Conference (hosted by the University of Toronto’s Gender & Sexual Diversity Office)

2015:

  • Asexual Spectrum Identities and Nonnormative Relationships” Workshop (November, 2015)
    • at the TDSB’s Envision Conference For LGBTQAI2S students and allies [high school]
  • “Exploring the Asexual & Aromantic Spectrums” panel (November, 2015)
    • at the Toronto Playground Conference
  • Asexual Spectrum Identities and Nonnormative Relationships” Workshop (May, 2015)
    • at the Canadian GSA Forum (hosted by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity) [high school]
  • Ace 101 Workshop (May, 2015)
    • at the Annual Canadian Universities’ Queer Services Conference 
  • Asexuality & Sex-Positivity” Workshop (January, 2015)
    • as part of “Sex Week” hosted by the University of Toronto’s Sexual Education Centre

2014:

  • “From Bananas to Zucchinis: How Talking About Asexuality Contributes to Queer and Trans* Positive, Comprehensive Sexual Education” (June, 2014)
    • at the Dare to Stand Out Gender & Sexual Minorities Service Providers Summit hosted by Jer’s Vision (Jer’s Vision is now called the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity)
    • at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference (collaboration between Ace Toronto & AVEN)

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Ace Toronto Invited Workshops/Presentations/Training For Specific Groups:

2017:

  • May, 2017 [upcoming]: workshop about asexuality & aromanticism for “Supporting Our Youth’s Alphabet Soup” youth group (at the Sherbourne Health Centre)
  • May, 2017: workshop about asexuality & aromanticism for the Youth Program at Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
    • workshop developed and facilitated in co-operation with youth from the ACAS
  • March 2017: workshop / Q&A about asexuality & aromanticism for high school GSA club at Marc Garneau Collegiate
  • January, 2017: ace and/or arospec educational workshop for LGBTQ Community Program team staff at the Sherboune Health Centre 

2016:

  • September 2016: workshop about asexuality, aromanticism & non-normative relationships for a high school Gender Studies class and a lunch-time Q&A for the QSA club at Rosedale Heights School or the Arts

2015:

  • October/November 2015: Ace-inclusion/awareness training workshops for (LGBTQ Youth-focused) Community Programming staff and volunteers at Planned Parenthood Toronto
  • April, 2015: Presentation for the Pride Committee’s LGBTQ+ support group at Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology

2014:

  • October, 2014: Ace 101 presentation as part of LGBTOUT’s Drop-in Centre volunteer training (University of Toronto)
  • September 2014: Workshop for The Studio STARS program (arts-based drop-in program for LGBTTIQQ2SA* youth)

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Ace Toronto “tabling” presence as part of various events:

  • East Side Pride [Scarborough] (June, 2016)
  • Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity’s “Ontario Educators’ Conference” (April, 2016)
  • Toronto Queer Zine Fair:
    • zine fair  (October, 2014, 2015 & 2016)
    • pop-up market accessibility fundraiser (July, 2016)
  • Ryerson University / Student Union Events
    • CESAR’s (Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson) Community Fair for Love, Sex and Health Week (February, 2017)
    • RyePride Annual Pride Community Streetfair (June, 2015 & 2016)
    • RyePride Pride Coffee House event (June, 2016)
    • Ryerson Students’ Union’s Mental Wellness Fair– part of Student DisOrientation Week (September, 2015)
  • Asexual Outreach’s (first ever) North American Asexuality Conference (June, 2015)
  • Asexual Visibility & Education Network’s International Asexuality Conference— a World Pride Affiliate event (June, 2014)

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