Join us virtually at the 2021 EnVision Conference
TDSB's conference for 2SLGBTQI+ students and their allies
Tuesday March 30th, Wednesday March 31st, and Thursday April 1st!
The EnVision Conference is an annual gathering of 2SLGBTQI+ students and allies. This year the conference focuses on 2SLGBTQI+ Black and Indigenous Activism and Wellness.
The EnVision Conference provides middle and high-school students with the opportunity to honour and celebrate 2SLGBTQI+ communities, as well as discussing issues they face across Ontario and engage in anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia work. Students use various platforms to ask questions and explore ways to celebrate gender and sexual diversity in schools and beyond.
EnVision is most appropriate for students who are part of, or who want to start a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA), Gender Justice Group, Equity Club or other groups of students interested in advocating for social justice and healthy relationships in schools.
The conference is free and is open to TDSB middle and high school students.
Please see student and educator resources from EnVision 2021 here
Your Questions Answered!
Does each person attending need to register?
For the Conference Launch: The launch began promptly at 9 am on Tuesday March 30th. Please see student and educator resources from EnVision 2021 for the recording of the launch here.
For workshops: Due to workshop capacity and in order to receive the Zoom link to individual workshops, you need to register for each workshop you wish to attend through your TDSB account. If a teacher is sharing the event, for example, by screening it in their physical classroom, only the teacher needs to register. Some GSAs set aside time to do this as a group and others do this on their own time.
Is teacher coverage provided? Staff coverage is provided by the school.
Will students be supervised during the workshops? In the launch and in each workshop, there will be a TDSB staff hosting; however, the TDSB staff will not take participant attendance and therefore cannot guarantee if a student is present.
Do we have to attend all the workshops? No. You can attend the ones you want and watch the asynchronous (pre-recorded) ones as you wish. This site will be the home of the recorded workshops.
How long will the asynchronous (pre-recorded) workshops be available? The presenters have agreed to allow the recorded workshops to be accessible until August 31, 2021.
What if my workshop is full? All content was created with student input and we hope that there will be a lot that interests you. If your first choice is full, please select your next best choice or return after the workshop to see if it is available asynchronously (recorded).
How are staff supervising students? During each workshop, a TDSB staff member will be present to support the presenter and ensure the TDSB online code of conduct is followed.
How many students can I bring? For the launch, we are able to host up to 500 participants and each workshop has a different capacity. There is no individual limit on the number of students who can register for EnVision 2021.
Do we really need to be there for 9 am for the launch? We expect many participants for the event and to honour everyone’s time we will begin the launch performance promptly at 9 a.m. Each workshop will begin at the time indicated.