2SLGBTQ+ Peer Support Group

Monday, March 20, 2023, 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

This support drop-in group will invite students that identify as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to have a weekly wellness conversation on Mondays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. One of the monthly sessions, there will be proposal to invite a guest speaker from community organizations, the Positive Space Committee and other affiliate departments to allow for a holistic approach to community support. There will be a blend of structured sessions with panel discussions, guest speakers and lesson plans - and less structured sessions that will allow for community development. 

After attending one of the sessions, students will have the opportunity to learn to:  
  • Build community within the UTSC community through connections with campus partners, fellow peers and community organizations. 
  • Identify resources available that are tailored towards supporting 2SLGBTQ+ health. 
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue that seeks to engage in the dimensions of wellness through the rotation of weekly topics that will guide the conversation.  
The list of the topics that will be covered every week is listed below. Some dates are still to be determined. 
  • January 23, 2023 - New Semester
    • Discuss and set wellness goals for the semester
    • Learn about support services that are available to students
    • Share about what you as students would like to get from the group this semester - Generate ideas and get some feedback
  • January 30, 2023 - A conversation about the impact of Internalized Homophobia and Transphobia
    • Discussion
    • Video
  • February 6, 2023 - 2SLGBTQ+ Joy and Celebration
  • February 13, 2023 - Midterms: Preparing for Exam Season
  • February 27, 2023 - Special Session: Living in Residence (a collaboration session with Residence Life)
    • Topic: Building Community & Connections where we will discuss topics including, "Found Family" or "Family of Choice," where students establish and find a family-bond based on shared experiences, mutual understanding, and interpersonal connection.
    • Facilitators: Monica and Steven will be joined by Ahil, our embedded counsellor at the Residence Centre
  • March 6, 2023 - TBA
  • March 13, 2023 - Chosen Family - Building Community
  • March 20, 2023 - Relationships
  • March 27, 2023 - Covering and Passing
  • April 3, 2023 - End of Year - Reflections and Preparation for Exams

Last updated: 2023-03-07 01:10:02