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Gender & Sexuality Equity Road Map

On this page, you will find a structured path - a roadmap - that has been curated to guide you in your learning journey on the topic of gender and sexuality equity.

Navigating the Path Ahead

This roadmap is a flexible guide that you can adapt for your own pace and depth of engagement. We suggest moving through the modules as they appear on this page, starting at the Introduction and ending with Building your Toolkit.


Material Description Duration Accompanying Resources

Introduction to Equity

This online resource aims to provide a baseline understanding of core foundational concepts and frameworks while exploring how our interactions with one another are shaped by systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

Download the PowerPoint Presentation

1 hour

Privilege Exercise
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Material Description Duration Accompanying Resources

2SLGBTQIA+ Fundamentals

This is an online resource in the format of a recorded PowerPoint presentation aiming to help staff and faculty build their understanding on how to work towards creating inclusive spaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. The narrative PowerPoint will cover key terminology and concepts, provide a historical overview which informs how we can communicate with care, and will enhance knowledge on how to build Trans inclusive spaces on campus.

Download the recording of Part 1
Download the recording of Part 2
1 hour
2SLGBTQIA+ Pre-Reading
Terminology Matching Activity
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Specialized Learnings

Material Description Duration
Pride at Work Canada

Through dialogue, education and thought leadership, Pride at Work Canada empowers Canadian employers to build workplaces that celebrate all employees regardless of gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

We encourage you to explore their calendar of events and online webinars on topics such as:

  • Trans Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Building Belonging in Hiring Processes
  • Celebrating non-binary identity
Most webinars are 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length
Gender Equity Lecture Series The Gender Equity Lecture Series offers a foundational framework for those interested in exploring Gender Equity concepts. The series is intended to highlight some significant personal, interpersonal, and systemic barriers to gender equity across UWaterloo's campus, and explain some of the harms of gender inequity, when it arises. In addition, this series aims to explore foundational concepts in gender theory, implicit bias, epistemic ignorance, systemic oppression, and more. Lectures are 1h 30 minutes in length
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Wise Practices

Material Description Duration Resources
Bystander Intervention

This PDF resource provides an overview of bystander intervention including resources on the bystander effect, bystander roles, and the importance of bystander intervention.

Bystander Intervention Resource
Approximately 30 minutes of reading  

Developing Anti-Oppressive Practice in Student Services 

This online resource in the form of a recorded PowerPoint presentation aims to help folks build awareness of their own power and privilege based on their social identity. You will learn how power is enacted within the university, creating barriers for students from equity-deserving communities. The goal is to help people particularly student-facing practitioners from student services build anti-oppressive practices into their own work.

Download the PowerPoint presentation
30 minutes
Pre-reading for Developing an Anti-Oppressive Practice
Pronouns FAQ An online resource on frequently asked questions around pronouns, what they are, how and when to ask, and additional resources and terminology.  Approximately 7 minutes of reading, not including external links  
Understanding Your Rights An online resources to help you understand your rights based on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Approximately 7 minutes of reading, not including external links  
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Building Your Toolkit

How to Build Student Programming through and EDI-R Lens
How to Build an Anti-Oppressive Practice 
How to Address Microaggressions in the Classroom
How do I Identify the Privilege I Hold?