LGBTQ2S+ Voices in IT

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Canada's first LGBTQ2S+ IT-focused celebration

We’re celebrating the IT accomplishments and talent in Canada’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) community  with a special 100-minute mini-conference celebrating diversity through storytelling, small group discussions, and engaging panel discussions.

Scheduled to take place June 23, 2021 during Pride Week, this inaugural conference is supported by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). The conference is open free of charge to anyone interested in learning about the LGBTQ2S+ ecosystem, the LGBTQ2S+ advantage, sustainable LGBTQ2S+ development, and leading-edge initiatives for attracting and retaining LGBTQ2S+ in IT.

Storytelling is key to the success of any good celebration and we know there are lots out there. We are inviting anyone with a personal story celebrating diversity and inclusion to reach out to us. Individuals can submit testimonials, videos or photos that are illustrative of event themes.

Send your stories to PRIDE@ITWC.CA

Where the opportunity exists, ITWC will arrange to record reflections on video conference platforms. Submissions will be accepted until May 24 and may be displayed on the conference platform.


Program Overview

1:00 PM

1:05 PM

1:20 PM

1:30 PM

1:50 PM

2:00 PM

2:15 PM

2:25 PM

2:40 PM

Conference opens
Welcome remarks from HOOPP and ITWC
Welcome remarks from Sponsors

Opening presentation: The LGBTQ2S+ IT community in Canada

Community stories

Panel discussion
Tips on How to Build a Diverse Team


Breakout room discussions

Community stories

Panel discussion

Concluding remarks and a look ahead