Three Essentials for SOGI-Inclusive Schools
Policies & Procedures
Policies and procedures that explicitly reference SOGI have been proven to reduce discrimination, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts for all students.
Inclusive learning environments—including SOGI and LGBTQ+ signage, word choices, and extra-curricular opportunities—create a positive and welcoming space for all students.
Lesson plans that teach diversity and respect and include examples of SOGI topics and LGBTQ+ community members allow learning to reflect the SOGI diversity in students' lives and society.
Three Ways We Accelerate Change
SOGI 1 2 3 helps build bridges between provincial institutions and associations so that more effective, sustainable, and accelerated change can take place. Many groups have been doing great work in this area for a long time. Aligning their efforts further increases the gains for all.
SOGI 1 2 3 creates provincial SOGI educator networks where educators learn from each other and lead change together. Within these networks, educators act as District Leads and School Leads, bringing the benefits of collaboration back to their other colleagues.
SOGI 1 2 3 creates professional development and classroom resources with educators for educators that are ready to use, easy to access, and open to customization. There are resources for each of the three essentials for SOGI-inclusive schools, and they are publicly available on the SOGI 1 2 3 educator websites.