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Q21: A Conversation Cafe: Health Matters

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • What is health for you as a member of the LGBTQ+ community?
  • What is your experience with systems intended to support health?
  • How have you made health systems work for you?

As members of LGBTQ+ communities, we experience health and access to health resources in diverse ways. Join a guided conversation about the range of LGBTQ+ experiences with health and health systems. From tales of tribulations to life hacks, share in the experiences of your peers and leave with new perspectives.

Melissa brings a mix of skills from Public Health, Student Life and the communities she has participated in which have taught them about what the social determinants of health and anti-oppressive practice look like in everyday life. Melissa is a queer racialized person who has dabbled in a few health equity projects for queer communities, the two most recent projects being their work with Camp fYrefly and the Trans Health Team at the London Intercommunity Health Centre.

Chad Jankowski is a gay, cis-man and a Health Education Coordinator at the U of T Health & Wellness Centre where he works towards creating a campus culture that fosters wellness and promotes student success. Chad came to this work through his undergraduate experiences co-founding UTM’s queer student group (OUT@UTM), and coordinating the UTM Sexual Education Centre. A board gaymer and a self-proclaimed Nerdfighter, Chad is also pursing his Masters of Education at OISE and is on the board for Out & Out, Toronto’s largest LGBTQ activities club.

Q21: A Conversation Café is your weekly opportunity to connect with students and guest facilitators about the topics on our minds. Q21 will take place every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Each week will have a theme and a new guest facilitator.

Be part of the discussion.
Eat the snacks.

LOCATION: Room 421 (Lounge), 21 Sussex Avenue

Find out more about Q21 and see our Frequently Asked Questions.


January 18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
(416) 946-5624


21 Sussex Lounge, room 421
21 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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