Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

Event Details

Jun 19, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT

Remote

Complimentary

This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce the seventh installment in an eight-part series of thought leadership webinars devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice.

Canadian employers have a duty to accommodate employees who seek to transition in the workplace, but the vast majority have no plan in place to provide such support. Without established guidelines for staff to follow, employers fall short of their legal obligations and miss out on opportunities to support some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ2+ community. This session will focus on why the unique needs of each trans employee must guide every transition process and explore the business, legal and moral cases for trans inclusion in the workplace.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

    Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other LGBTQ-themed-webinars? Register or request on-demand access through the links below:

    “On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at the Crossroads – June 3, 2020

    A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – June 4, 2020

    Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking – June 9, 2020

    Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – June 10, 2020

    Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – June 17, 2020

    Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – June 18, 2020

    Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – June 23, 2020

    We also are actively recruiting LGBTQ+ thought leaders to contribute to our brand new Outspoken LGBTQ2+ leadership blog.

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Colin Druhan

    Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada

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    Bretton Fosbrook

    Product Researcher, FreshBooks

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    Beck McNeil

    Senior Consultant, Corporate Learning & Leadership Development, City of Toronto

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    Kimberley Messer

    Business Development Leader – North America, IBM

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    Stephanie Young

    Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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    Event Details

    Friday, Jun 19

    12:00 PM EDT
    Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace

    Canadian employers have a duty to accommodate employees who seek to transition in the workplace, but the vast majority have no plan in place to provide such support. Without established guidelines for staff to follow, employers fall short of their legal obligations and miss out on opportunities to support some of the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ2+ community. This session will focus on why the unique needs of each trans employee must guide every transition process and explore the business, legal and moral cases for trans inclusion in the workplace.

    Moderator
    Bretton Fosbrook, Ph.D. Product Researcher, FreshBooks

    Panelists:
    Colin Druhan, Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada
    Beck McNeilSenior Consultant, Corporate Learning and Leadership Development – Equity, Diversity and Human RightsCity of Toronto
    Kimberley Messer, Business Development Leader – North America, IBM
    Stephanie Young
    , Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    1:15 PM EDT
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