At the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, we have a dedicated ‘Out and Proud’ program that supports our Agency in providing affirming, equitable and inclusive services to 2SLGBTQ+ young people and their caregivers. Through this program, we provide our staff with training, consultation and resources to develop strategies and planning considerations for working with families who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. This includes a focus on protective factors, coming out, gender transition and family rejection/ambivalence.

The Out and Proud Program Coordinator is also responsible for managing and growing our Agency’s relationships with community organizations who offer services and resources that align with the needs of the 2SLGBTQ+ children, youth and families we support.