Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd St SW, Calgary

10:00am – 4:00pm


Fairy Tales, with the support of RBC, is proud to announce our second annual

Ally Toolkit Conference

The Ally Toolkit Conference is a one-day conference offering a holistic toolkit for better ally-ship in schools, at work and in our communities.

In 2009, Fairy Tales launched our OUTReels diversity Education Program, sponsored by our project partner RBC. Through this program, we have delivered over 350 diversity education workshops for thousands of Albertans, using film as a vehicle for learning, discussion and empathy. As the Alberta Government implements new legislation protecting diversity in our schools, now more than ever, allies of the LGBT2QA+ are asking how can I help? 

Many don’t know where to start. Many have questions they don’t know how to ask. Many need an invitation to join a community they might not otherwise know how to engage with.

The Ally Toolkit Conference will help begin this conversation.

Our project partners: RBC, The Calgary Board of Education Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Team, Pam Rocker (Hilhurst United Church) and The Anti-Racist Organization Change Project.

Please register in advance, space is limited!

The conference fee is $50, and includes lunch and refreshments. A limited amount of accessibility registration is available, which is free of charge. If you feel that financial barriers would prevent you from otherwise participating in this conference, we encourage you to select to register for free at our checkout under our accessibility policy.

Conference Schedule

9:45am – Check in opens
10:00am – Opening welcome address from Fairy Tales staff and introduction of learning rights and basic LGBTQ2+ terminology
10:15am – 10:45am – Introduction to Intersectionality: Presented by Anti-racist Organizational Change Project
10:45am –  Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Session 1A: Trans and Non-Binary Identities 101 (presented by Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival)
  • Session 1B: Supporting Inclusive Classwork: Creating Welcoming and Safe Classroom Climates Through Inclusive Task Design and Resourcing (presented by The CBE’s Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Team)
12:30pm -1:15pm – Networking lunch, catered by Gruman’s
1:15pm – Afternoon address from Honourable Ministers Kathleen Ganley and Michael Connolly, of the provincial New Democratic Party.
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Introduction to Intersectionality, Part 2: Presented by Anti-racist Organizational Change Project

2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Session 2A: Corporate Diversity presented by RBC
  • Session 2B: Coming Out in Faith presented by Pam Rocker
3:30pm – 10 minute break
3:40pm – Final thoughts/questions & wrap up
4:00pm – End of Day
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