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Lead with Pride: LGBTQ Student Leadership Conference

Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm


Register Today to Attend Lead with Pride 2015

February, 6 & 7, 2015
Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Lead with Pride will take place on February 6 & 7, 2015 at Emmanuel College on the St. George Campus. This unique two-day conference organized by a team of students and staff brings LGBTQ+ students together to learn about leadership and community building on campus and beyond.

Lead with Pride is open to U of T students across all three campuses. We encourage all interested students to apply, including current student leaders, volunteers with LGBTQ+ groups, and students from different colleges, campuses and academic disciplines. This is also a great opportunity for new students looking to connect with student leaders and LGBTQ+-related student organizations. To help students network at the conference, the attendance will be limited.

This year, we’re excited to welcome LGBTQ+ community leaders, U of T students, staff and alumni to facilitate a range of workshops strengthening the diversity of LGBTQ+ student leadership today. We will release a full schedule of workshops in January.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 26, 2015.

Lead with Pride Schedule

Friday, February 6, 2015: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

3:00 pm Registration
3:30 pm Welcome & Introduction
4:00 pm Leading from the Inside Out (Facilitator: Kristina Minella)
5:00 pm Equity & Navigating Difference in LGBTQ Communities (Facilitator: Ty Smith)

6:00 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Equity & Navigating difference in LGBTQ Communities continued (Facilitator: Ty Smith)
8:45 pm Opening Day Closing

Saturday February 7, 2015: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

10:00 am Breakfast & Registration
10:30 am Bringing LGBTQ Issues into Your Work & Queering Health Promotion (Facilitator: Arti Mehta)
11:30 am A: Queerness and Dis/Ability (Facilitator: Kate Welsh & Lynx Sainte Marie)
11:30 am B: Stepping Out of The Box (Facilitators: King & SOY’s Black Queer Youth Program)

1:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm A: Making your organization more inclusive to queer Indigenous and people of colour (Facilitators: Manjot Bining & Kathy Mac)
1:45 pm B: Empowered Queer Research Skills (Facilitators: Jesse Carliner & Sara McDowell)
3:25 pm A: Out on the Field (Facilitators: Alex Wells & Christine Hsu)
3:25 pm B: The Perspectives Project (Facilitators: Yuhan Pan & Rachel Persaud)

4:55 pm Conference Reflection
5:30 pm Lead with Pride Closing Reception

All students who attend Lead with Pride will be provided with meals on both conference days, access to the Lead with Pride closing reception, TTC tokens (if required) and a delegate package with everything you need to make the most of this experience.

If you have any questions about the conference or how to get involved, please email: sgdo@utoronto.ca

*The Organizing Committee is co-chaired by student leaders with a past relationship with the Lead with Pride Conference and consists of a group of students selected through a rigorous application process. The project was developed through partnership with LGBTQ-focused University of Toronto club VicPride!, and the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.



Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
(416) 946-5624


Emmanuel College
75 Queen's Park Cresent
Toronto, Canada
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