Voices of Value: LBGTQ+ Cultural Competency Toolkit

Thank you for your commitment to making sure your organization is safer and more accessible for all folks in our communities! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, two-spirit, intersex (LGBTQ+) people as well as people living with HIV/AIDS are two overlapping groups of people that often struggle to find services that are equipped to support their whole selves.

This competency toolkit has been developed by HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH), in conjunction with these communities, to strengthen capacity in our communities to support LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS. Organizations and individual service providers can use this tool to assess the strengths they have and where they can grow to better meet the needs of LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Let's Get Started!

Remember to access the online interactive PDF to track your progress! You can find your Interactive PDF HERE.

Step One: You may not be aware that your organization serves LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV. If your organization has never looked at inclusion practices specific to these communities, it may be a good idea for you to check out one of ARCH’s online webinars or request an in-service training before proceeding with this process.

To access these services email education [at] archguelph.ca.

Step Two: Review the interactive PDF with your organization's managers and departments. Start up a safer spaces committee with interested colleagues, HR teams and department managers. 

Step Three: Schedule the phase 1 in-service training for your organization today! ARCH and a team of community developers will be working alongside you throughout this process and will be available annually for revisiting the enclosed toolkit through three phases.