National Inventory of School System Interventions for LGBTQ Student Well-being and School Connectedness

The National Inventory of School System Interventions for LGBTQ Student Well-being and School Connectedness is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of school-system interventions in reducing stigma and improving resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students.

The goal of this study is to identify which interventions have been implemented across Canada through an online survey of school district Superintendents/Directors. The survey will cover anti-harassment policies and anti-bullying programs, student clubs, curriculum, and events. Inventory data will not only indicate what types of interventions are being implemented and where, but will also tell us whether these interventions have been effective in achieving the hoped for results of school system officials. This work will yield valuable recommendations to help inform decision making about the kinds of interventions that work best, in what contexts, and for what goals.

Dr. Catherine Taylor is Project Leader for the National Inventory, leading a team of 10 top researchers in the field of LGBTQ youth. This research project is part of a five-year program of research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) called Reducing Stigma, Promoting Resilience: Population Health Interventions for LGBTQ Youth, headed by principal investigator Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at UBC.

This study is conducted in partnership with the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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THIS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA)

Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA)

Association of Administrators of English Schools of Quebec (AAESQ)

Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators (ANSEA)

Association of Yukon School Administrators (AYSA)

British Columbia Principals & Vice Principals Associations (BCPVPA)

British Columbia School Superintendents Association (BCSSA)

British Columbia School Trustees’ Association (BCSTA)

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF)

Canadian Association for School Administrators (CASA)

Canadian Association of Principals (CAP)

Canadian Home and School Federation (CHSF)

Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA)

Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF)

College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS)

Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB)

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS, UAlberta)

Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC)

Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS)

Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning

Manitoba School Boards’ Association (MSBA)

Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS)

New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (NBTA)

Newfoundland & Labrador Federation of School Council (NLFSC)

Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA)

Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA)

Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA)

Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Association (NSFHSA)

Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU)

Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA)

Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officer’s Association (OCSOA)

Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA)

Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations (OFHSA)

Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF)

Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF)

PFLAG Canada

Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation (PEITF)

Public School Boards Association of Alberta (PSBAA)

Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA)

Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT-APEQ)

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF)

Tables nationales de lutte à l’homophobie en éducation (Quebec)

The Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

The Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities

Yukon Teachers’ Association (YTA)

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