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Making spaces: becoming space makers

Sponsored by the Equity Office, the Making Spaces program is a framework for creating affirming spaces on campus and fostering interpersonal relationships through education and training on aspects of social identity. UWaterloo community members partake in training and a registration process to become Space Makers, ambassadors of equity.

LGBTQ+ Making Spaces

This program consists of an education workshop (2.5 hours) and registration event (1 hour) where participants learn more about gender identity/expression, sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, bi-phobia, transphobia and how these intersect with other identities.

Participants will also receive:

  • practical recommendations and support to enable them be an ally for social equality and equity
  • an opportunity to sign a statement of affirmation indicating their status as Space Makers, if they wish to 
  • visual identifiers to display that honour their completion of the program and communicate that they wish to be identified as Space Makers who are LGBTTQQIPA+ affirming

We especially encourage the participation of people who provide services to students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo.


Upcoming Workshops 

All in-person Making Spaces workshops have been post-poned until further notice.

For questions regarding the LGBTQ+ Making Spaces program, please contact

Pre 2019 Making Spaces Visual Indicator

Making Spaces Visual Indicator 2015-2019